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Slaine: The Horned God: Kiss His Axe! Kindle Edition
|Length: 192 pages|
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Top Customer Reviews
It's impossible on the ipad to really see the quality of the artwork and I just found it overall really hard to read, scroll around or zoom in, I don't think the kindle really gives it the justice it deserves, I would say, go find a second hand paper version as you'll probably enjoy it more.
Sláine gave Pat Mills the opportunity to write the traditional axe-wielding barbarian but to tinker with the stereotype a little. He took the muscle-bound Conan type and gave him a sensitive side.
This book is often cited as the quintessential Sláine epic but it's not the best work Mills has produced; it never really excites as much as Mills was capable of.
The real reason that The Horned God endures is due to Simon Bisley's magnificent art. 2000 AD gave Bisley his start and its right that he should have given them his finest work to date, on both Sláine, and ABC warriors (also written by Mills).
His influences are easy to spot. He's heavily inspired by Frank Frazetta and Gustav Klimt, and even throws in some HR Giger from time to time. It's fully-painted throughout with a very specific palette. Fully-painted work is so very rare these days that it's a joy to revisit a time when it received the love it deserves. This is Bisley's masterpiece. There are a number of full-page pieces which are simply stunning.
If the quality of the story matched the quality of the art, The Horned God would get full marks but unfortunately it falls a little short of perfection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really needs a larger page size.
Bought for the art I remembered, Seems a bit more contrasty than I remember but maybe due to reduced size.
Slaine, as drawn by Simon Bisley - what is there not to love?Published 12 months ago by nickytwothumbs
Displays poorly on a small device. You will neex something at least tablet sized to view this.Published 17 months ago by The Evil Goblin