Slaine: The Brutania Chronicles Book One
A Simple Killing
Published by Rebellion
UK 15 Jan £16.99
Script: Pat Mills
Art: Simon Davis
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Slaine created by Pat Mills & Angela Kincaid
Originally published in 2000 AD Progs 1874-1886
There are preview pages at the end of this article.
Pat Mills returns with another adventure for the Celtic hero. Simon Davis is now the regular artist on the series and this book features fully painted artwork.
Drawing on myth and legends from these Isles Pat Mills reweaves those tales in to Slaine’s stories. Having been betrothed to the Goddess Danu and serving time as the Horned God Slaine can be found in any time in any land to face the enemies of his people. Since Slain’s time there has been a great flood that has destroyed much of the land he knew. It has separated the land of the Tuatha de Danann in two. The isles of Albion and Monadh. Slaine’s old enemies, the Drune Lords live on Monadh, as do the even older foe, the Fomorians.
Slain arrives in Albion just as holy relics of the Tuatha De Danann are stolen by members of the Glibbes tribe. You will see how that pans out below.
He must hunt down the thief but what he finds will lead him on towards an enemy that must be stopped. Of course there is also an attractive young lady in peril for our hero to attempt to save.
It is a brutal and bloody script from Pat Mills with art to match from Simon Davis. Expect blood, some nudity and plenty of odd creatures, odd people and Slaine.
Slaine is a simple hero, but will his journeies ever be equally simple?