Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition debuts in May

Rediscover one of the most influential graphic novels ever, with Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition.

Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication and priced at £19.99 // $24.99, this 208-page 276mm x 210mm paperback is out in North America on 26th May 2020 and the UK and Ireland on 28th May 2020. A special limited hardcover edition is also available from the 2000 AD webshop.

Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s EditionThere are only a handful of British strips that can legitimately lay claim to having changed comics – “Sláine: The Horned God” is inarguably among them and this new edition gives readers the chance to relish Simon Bisley‘s painted artwork on Pat Mills tale of Irish legends and extreme violence, which caused a sensation when it was first published in the late 1980s.

This larger edition restores the artwork to as close to its originally published size as possible, giving the luscious art and epic storyline the chance to breathe, and providing readers with a new opportunity to savour this enthralling, spell-binding tale.

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One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling. Bisley’s stunning work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt.

This deluxe collector’s edition returns us to the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ancient land suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition – available to order here from AmazonUK 

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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