Saltire, Scotland’s superhero – competition to win first book launched

Saltire Competition Image

Diamondsteel Comics have launched a Facebook-based competition to promote their Scottish superhero, Saltire. To be in with a chance of winning one of ten free copies of their new Saltire Invasion graphic novel, just go to this facebook link and share the picture of Saltire on your Facebook page and tell them who your favourite superhero is. (You’ll need to be a Facebook user, of course).

Saltire, Scotland’s Superhero springs from a country filled with myth and legend, a country steeped in history and achievement, its people content with who they are and where they come from. One of the oldest nations in the world, Scotland has a unique identity, distinct from its European neighbours, a land of poets and philosophers, warriors and heroes. “It is remarkable that this ancient realm has had no champion within the modern comic book genre,” say Saltire’s creators, “until now.”

Saltire: Invasion, released earlier this year, is the first tale in a series centring round Scotland’s first comic book superhero, the dark and gritty world of the main character is a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during pivotal moments from the past the novel will be familiar to those who enjoy the rich legends and traditions of Scotland.

“I really believe that Saltire will grow in Scotland to rival the wonderful superhero franchises from across the Atlantic,” enthuses creator John Ferguson. “The reaction from the public and professionals within the comic book genre has been fantastic so far.” His enthusiasm is backed by several positive reviews posted on the character’s dedicated blog.

The creators of Saltire pick the winners this Friday 20th December 2013, so get sharing and Scotland’s first superhero could be with you in time for Christmas.

Good luck!

Saltire Links

• Saltire Blog: http://saltirecomics.blogspot.co.uk

• Saltire on Facebook: www.facebook.com/saltirecomics

• Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaltireComics

• Diamond Steel Comics: www.diamondsteelcomics.com

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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