This 2nd book in the Books of Invasions trilogy, continues where the first book left off. You have in your hand quite possibly the greatest amalgamation of storytelling and graphic art ever produced. Each page is a treasure to read, and the book will whet your apetite for the 3rd and final book. I only wish that Mr Clint Langley would let me purchase some of his work so I can frame it and display it with pride on my wall....... We are all of us Slaine: when we see and read about him, we see ourselves?
Written by Pat Mills, creator of 2000 AD, this new trilogy about Slaine MacRoth brings us back to the Land of Tir Nan Og. Mills delves into the mythology of pre-Irish/Scotish culture and twists the legends and historical facts into new shapes and adjusts it all to the characters involved. So the battle continues and an unexpected alliance between Slaine and the Atlantean tribes is forged to try to stop the madness of the relentless Sea Devils. But will the efforts of Scotia, the Egyptian Queen and Gael, the future High King of Ireland, be enough to stop Lord Odacon? It seems Slaine must turn to a greater power to prevail. How does it all translate into pictures? Well, I was amazed by the graphic style of Clint Langley. The artwork is sublime and there's a lot of detail and passion put into it. Langley combines the drawing art with modern computer techniques which allows him to deliver stunningly detailed expressions of the characters. There's some realism to it which makes it all convincing. I love it! The atmosphere is vivid and it sucks you right into the world created by Mills and Langley.
a must for any fan! the use of "real"images "blended in" has upset some comic book traditionalists,but i think the artist,clint langley, has used real myth and magic in his art and to tell a story of slain-you need it! go get the trilogy.......
For people who follow the Slaine sagas this book is a must, a most compelling storyline that leaves you wanting more. Written by the master himself Pat Mills and with superior artwork from Clint Langley that leaves you breathless at the intricacy and detail which really sets the mood for the story....You wont get a better mix of talent!!