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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Cinebook The 9th Art: Thorgal 17- The Blue Plague

Authors: Rosinski & Van Hamme
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: February 2016
ISBN: 9781849182904
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Thorgal and his family have left Arachnea’s island to continue seeking a place to live in peace. As they sail along unknown shores, they’re attacked by pirates, then rescued by Prince Zarkaj, who takes them to his palace and pampers them – especially Aaricia. But when Jolan and his mother turn out to have caught the terrible Blue Plague, the prince has them thrown into a guarded pit to die – and it’s up to Thorgal to escape in search of a cure.

It's been an epic journey so far.  I've written previously how I always assumed, from reading part of a German Thorgal strip years back, this was just another barbarian story.  And I was wrong.

Thorgal's origins are straight out of something written by 'ancient astronauts' author Erich von Daniken! So far the ups and downs have been good, bad, very bad (on a visit to Meso America and a balloon ride!) but things settled slightly until now...

I think Thorgal is one of the most under rated European comic series I can think of.  This should be the next big Hollywood movie series though why no European film maker has bothered beats me.

This series always gets 12 out of 10 from me (because it's MY blog!).

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