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Slaine: The Horned God: v. 1

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"Ukko the dwarf narrates the story of how Slaine came to be crowned High King of Tir-Nan-Og...The people of Tir-Nan-Og, the "Land of the Young", have suffered for some time in the clutches of the Drunes, strange druids who have poisoned the very land itself with their vile magic. Slaine has had enough of their tyranny, and "communes" with the Earth Goddess to discover some "Ukko the dwarf narrates the story of how Slaine came to be crowned High King of Tir-Nan-Og...The people of Tir-Nan-Og, the "Land of the Young", have suffered for some time in the clutches of the Drunes, strange druids who have poisoned the very land itself with their vile magic. Slaine has had enough of their tyranny, and "communes" with the Earth Goddess to discover some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future! Now Slaine must unite all four kings of Tir-Nan-Og to gain the use of their mystical weapons, as he and his Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!"--Publisher's description.


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"Ukko the dwarf narrates the story of how Slaine came to be crowned High King of Tir-Nan-Og...The people of Tir-Nan-Og, the "Land of the Young", have suffered for some time in the clutches of the Drunes, strange druids who have poisoned the very land itself with their vile magic. Slaine has had enough of their tyranny, and "communes" with the Earth Goddess to discover some "Ukko the dwarf narrates the story of how Slaine came to be crowned High King of Tir-Nan-Og...The people of Tir-Nan-Og, the "Land of the Young", have suffered for some time in the clutches of the Drunes, strange druids who have poisoned the very land itself with their vile magic. Slaine has had enough of their tyranny, and "communes" with the Earth Goddess to discover some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future! Now Slaine must unite all four kings of Tir-Nan-Og to gain the use of their mystical weapons, as he and his Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!"--Publisher's description.

30 review for Slaine: The Horned God: v. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amal El-Mohtar

    This is so amazingly 80s-fantasy. In feel it's simultaneously a bloke-y Mists of Avalon and an actually straight-up translation of something like the táin bó cúailnge into a fantasy adventure comic. It was good fun, in a Real-Men-Love-the-Goddess-by-being-THE-HORNED-GOD sort of way. One gets the feeling that the writer is a Sensitive New Age Dude while the artist just likes drawing cheesecake. A lot. But the appearance of Legendary Tartan + Sporan did kind of make my day. This is so amazingly 80s-fantasy. In feel it's simultaneously a bloke-y Mists of Avalon and an actually straight-up translation of something like the táin bó cúailnge into a fantasy adventure comic. It was good fun, in a Real-Men-Love-the-Goddess-by-being-THE-HORNED-GOD sort of way. One gets the feeling that the writer is a Sensitive New Age Dude while the artist just likes drawing cheesecake. A lot. But the appearance of Legendary Tartan + Sporan did kind of make my day.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Richard Schaefer

    This is a fantastical epic based on Celtic myths, including the founding of Ireland. While at first it looks like yet another story about a violent barbarian in the Conan tradition, it actually has a lot more going on; the book is a discussion of femininity and masculinity (and matriarchy and patriarchy), of gods and manipulation, and of pleasure and pain. Add to that a Nabokov-influenced framing device (the narrative being shared between two characters, one favoring gratuitous sex and violence This is a fantastical epic based on Celtic myths, including the founding of Ireland. While at first it looks like yet another story about a violent barbarian in the Conan tradition, it actually has a lot more going on; the book is a discussion of femininity and masculinity (and matriarchy and patriarchy), of gods and manipulation, and of pleasure and pain. Add to that a Nabokov-influenced framing device (the narrative being shared between two characters, one favoring gratuitous sex and violence and the other favoring a more nuanced and esoteric narrative) and honestly it’s pretty sophisticated stuff. Plus the art is spectacular, but that’s what you expect from Bisley. Check this comic out! It’s thoughtful, funny, violent, sexy, and beautiful.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amy K.

    Combining gorgeous art with intriguing inversions of the sort of tropes one expects in sword-and-sorcery stories of this type, Slaine: The Horned God is an intriguing read. I'm still not sure I actually like any of the characters, but I don't suppose that's a requirement. I'm certainly interested enough to find out what happens in the next volume. Combining gorgeous art with intriguing inversions of the sort of tropes one expects in sword-and-sorcery stories of this type, Slaine: The Horned God is an intriguing read. I'm still not sure I actually like any of the characters, but I don't suppose that's a requirement. I'm certainly interested enough to find out what happens in the next volume.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robyn Goodmanham

    This was one of my favourite Slaine stories.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chema Santos

    Simon Bisley. Simon Bisley, Simoooon Bisleeeyyy!!! La obra de este hombre calcinó las mentes y los ojos de los adolescentes aficionados a los cómics y aspirantes a ilustradores en los noventa (como yo), nos llenó de ansías por dibujar anatomías desbordantes y violencia desatada, orgías de batallas bárbaras, músculos, venas... el brutal despliegue técnico apabullante de un joven con un talento insólito para pegarte a la viñeta con la mandíbula dislocada y pensar "jooooooder, ¿como lo hace?"... to Simon Bisley. Simon Bisley, Simoooon Bisleeeyyy!!! La obra de este hombre calcinó las mentes y los ojos de los adolescentes aficionados a los cómics y aspirantes a ilustradores en los noventa (como yo), nos llenó de ansías por dibujar anatomías desbordantes y violencia desatada, orgías de batallas bárbaras, músculos, venas... el brutal despliegue técnico apabullante de un joven con un talento insólito para pegarte a la viñeta con la mandíbula dislocada y pensar "jooooooder, ¿como lo hace?"... todo lo q era y es el cómic Slaine, el dios cornudo! Si en lo 80 el jefe de las superilustraciones de fantasía heroica era Richard Corben, en los 90 Bisley recogió el testigo y nos aplastó con páginas fascinantes q desbordaban testosterona y magnificencia por los cuatro costados, gritaban: soy una máquina, soy una bestia del dibujo y un diablo de la pintura. FASCINANTE. Como historia está bien, con apuntes interesantes de mitología escocesa y celta mezclada con espada y brujería a lo Conan, también humor, pero la chicha está en los lápices de nuestro querido Biz.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jbussen

    Great! 5 stars! - if you get it free from the Library. Pay for it? 2 stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mark Smith

  8. 4 out of 5

    Johan

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rahull Kappoor

  10. 4 out of 5

    G.P. Francis

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janet

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chris Dilworth

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bodicainking

  14. 4 out of 5

    Manuel

  15. 5 out of 5

    Pontus Björlin

  16. 5 out of 5

    Quillan

  17. 4 out of 5

    Martin Kočíšek

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Scott turner

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dan's

  20. 4 out of 5

    Fabio Tassi

  21. 5 out of 5

    James Davidson

  22. 4 out of 5

    jane

  23. 4 out of 5

    keys

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shaun Griffin

  25. 5 out of 5

    Vassilis Orphanides

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lance Cheuvront

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mina

  28. 4 out of 5

    John

  29. 4 out of 5

    John Somers

  30. 4 out of 5

    Peter Vukovic

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