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Trigan Empire: The Invaders from Gallas v. 1 Hardcover – 1 Feb 2009

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Don Lawrence Collection (1 Feb. 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 9088860254
  • ISBN-13: 978-9088860256
  • Product Dimensions: 34.2 x 24 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,886,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don Lawrence, Mike Butterworth. Don Lawrence Collection (DLC), August 2008. First Edition. The complete Trigan Empire saga in ENGLISH. All the legendary adventures of Trigo, Janno, Perik and Bragg presented in a unique DELUXE 12 volume set containing all the Trigan stories illustrated by the late Don Lawrence - over 40 stories and more than 950 pages of glorious colour artwork in total. Each book is printed in large format on 150gm coated paper with a full colour leatherette bound hard cover and a full colour print. An extremely LIMITED edition of just 500 copies per volume in English, the books are published in conjunction with foreign language editions. All Volumes are now published. This is volume 1 in the series - the eleventh volume to be published - and features the stories published in Look and Learn between September 1971 and July 1972: 'Victory for the Trigans', 'Crash in the Jungle', 'The Invaders from Gallas' and 'The Land of No Return'. The dossier for the book will be the key figures of the comic. The Don Lawrence Collection has access to over 750 original pages with high resolution scanning to maintain superb print quality. For the missing originals, the Dutch publisher's original films are being used. Fully digitized, the colours of the artwork are presented to their best effect. All the stories are re-edited and every album has its own unique dossier. Hard Cover Full Colour 9" x 13" (240mm x 340mm) (ISBN-13: 9789088860256) Highly Recommended. FREE LIMITED EDITION TRIGAN PRINT with this book! Vol. 1 in the series.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Book Beaver on 16 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is the first of a series of 12 glorious volumes which have appeared from 2004 to 2009. They are a collectors' limited edition - 500 in Dutch and 500 in English - and will bring back many happy memories to many middle-aged readers who remember the Trigan Empire story strip that first appeared in Ranger (for 40 weeks) & then in Look and Learn from the mid 60's to 1982.
This collection brings together all the strips that were written by Mike Butterworth and illustrated by Don Lawrence - the 'dream team' who both sadly died quite a few years ago although Lawrence passed away in the knowledge that the collection would soon be a reality.
Many consider the Trigan Empire stories to rival those of Dan Dare from the Eagle and it is a pity that the standard could not continue after firstly Lawrence, and then Butterworth, left the story.
The early premise was that the story would tell of the Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire in the distant galaxy of Yarna on the planet of Elekton. The greatest force on this planet was eventually the Trigan Empire which was founded by one man, Trigo, who converted a wandering tribe of nomads into the mighty Trigan Empire.
The first story in this initial volume tells of a spaceship that crashes on Earth. The long dead occupants are all that are left of the once mighty civilisation that had been created by Trigo countless millennia ago. After 42 years' work a professor was eventually able to decode the annals that were found on the craft and was able to inform everyone on Earth about the history of the Trigan Empire in the land of Vorg on the continent of Victris.
Unfortunately the Fall element of the Empire was never reached as the stories eventually concentrated on the adventures of Trigo and his nephew, Janno.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 50 Squirrels of Grey TOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Aug. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I grew up in the 1960s reading DC and Marvel comics, but I remember there were some British comics back then that stood out in quality and scope. I was too young for `Eagle', which started several years before I was born, bur I remember the debut of Gerry Anderson's `TV21' comic in 1965, closely followed by the start of The Trigan Empire in `Ranger' and then continued in 'Look and Learn', which I would read in the public library every Saturday

In recent years Titan Books have been reprinting the Dan Dare stories from `Eagle', and Century 21 are reprinting the classic TV21 stories from the mid-late 1960s, probably the high-point of the British comic book - in terms of the sheer number of classic stories and artists in the same magazine (volume 5 is scheduled as I type). It was left, however, to a Dutch publisher to reprint the Trigan Empire stories, albeit in an expensive collectors' edition of 12 volumes. These volumes were published in reverse order, starting with the later stories, and now they have finally released volume 1 - The Invaders from Gallas - many scenes of which I still remember from 1965! This volume contains just over 100 pages of story, in full-colour large format pages - similar in size to the recent Prince Valliant reprint editions. The pages are reproduced where possible from the original artwork, one of the reasons for the reverse-order of publication, as the art for the later stories were more easily available, and it was hoped that the earlier artwork would be flushed out of hiding as the project progressed.

This volume contains four stories, the origin tale `Victory for the Trigans', 39 pages; `Crash in the Jungle', 6 pages; `The Falling Moon', 28 pages; `The Invaders from Gallas', 30 pages.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Page on 1 Nov. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Dead on time and a whole load of freebees including a free £15 book
Though topless ladies aint everyones thing :(
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