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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Titan Books: Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 2 – Stormbringer

 Writers Jean-Luc Cano and   Julien Blondel
Artists  Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Julien Telo, Robin Recht, Scarlett Smulkowski
Series: Elric
Genres  Action/Adventure/ Fantasy
Format A4 Hardcover
full colour
ISBN 9781782761259
UK £10.99   USA  $14.99   Can $16.95
On sale; 31st March  

Yyrkoon fled Melniboné with Elric’s beloved Cymoril. Left behind, heartbroken and humiliated, the albino emperor pursues them with the help of Straasha, King of the Sea Elementals.

Finding that Yyrkoon is hiding in the ruins of Dhoz Kham, in the heart of the Young Kingdoms, Elric prepares to challenge his treacherous cousin and rescue Cymoril. But little does he know that this quest will forever change his destiny, as he finds the legendary cursed sword Stormbringer…

Continuing the stunning new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melniboné novels by Michael Moorcock! (see review of Elric Of Melnibone for link to The Ruby Throne)

Whoa.  This is pretty feckin' grim.  Great atmospheric artwork and colouring that suits the story.  Never having read Moorcock's Elric books I have no idea how close these adaptions are.  But if they are accurate -and if they are approved by Moorcock I'm guessing they must be- then that fluffy idea I had in my head for a very long time of "just another Elf story" was...not accurate.

The colour work is by Recht, Bastide and Smulkowski and as I wrote -it adds to the atmosphere.  But so many artists on one book!

I think that these two books and the Thomas, Russell and Gilbert volume compliment each other in a way.

They are certainly educating me!



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