To celebrate 30 years of the Celtic barbarian and the release of Sláine: Book of Scars on 7th November, the 2000AD team are posting some of Sláine’s greatest covers from the past three decades on their social media feeds, such as Google+, Facebook and tumblr – although the latter is also being used to post some great Hallowe’en-inspired imagery from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic
Today, it’s the turn of Mike Collins from Prog 493.
The special 30th anniversary book, Sláine: Book of Scars, with an afterword by Graham Linehan is available to pre-order now from the 2000AD online store, online and physical books shops across the UK.
Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together a sequence of new stories from creator Pat Mills and the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades.
This hardback volume also includes The Art of Slaine, a retrospective of Sláine covers and commentary. A great collector’s item and not to be missed by fans of great storytelling, art and warp spasms everywhere…
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.