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Slaine: The Book of Scars (Slaine #13)

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Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together a new story from creator Pat Mills and the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades.

Debuting in 1983, Pat Mills and Angela Kincaid’s seminal Celtic hero is one of the most popular British comic book characters ever.

Along with his odious sidekick
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 7th 2013 by Rebellion (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sep 02, 2016 Periklis rated it liked it
A good celebration for the 30 years of Slaine (He didn't think it too many!) and a retrospective on the artists that defined the series' look. The story itself is more of a mash-up than a continuation of the saga but works as a nostalgic reminder of its best moments.
Nov 18, 2013 Sean rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book but mostly for the art. Story wise I lost interest in Slaine not long after the Horned God and the Book of Scars is really just an excuse to get some great artists back for the 30th anniversary.

My favourite Slaine artist will always be Glen Fabry, I remember at the time thinking it was the greatest thing I'd ever seen. Simon Bisley and Mike McMahon come a very close second for me. Clint Langleys digital art has never quite worked for me as a comic strip but I think his covers
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Feb 02, 2014 Christoffer Lernö rated it liked it
Shelves: graphical-novel
First out, let me start by saying I love the Slaine comics. Large parts of them are pure genious. - That's why Book of Scars gets a 3 even though it was a huge letdown.

First of all, not even half of this book consists of story. The rest is art gallery of old Slaine covers with comments from various writers and artists.

The story of Book of Scars is basically a "What-if?" with the theme that what if Slaine's enemies where tipped off beforehand? So it's the old stories (by the original artists for
Alex Sarll
Celebrating 30 years of the Celtic barbarian warrior - which is only about 20 too many. Imagine if Pat Mills had lost control of his creations after a while, the way Kirby or Siegel & Shuster did, the stories other writers might have told with Slaine (or the ABC Warriors, for that matter). Instead, we get endless retreads diluting the impact of his brilliant early work.
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Pat Mills, born in 1949 and nicknamed 'the godfather of British comics', is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since.

His comics are notable for their violence and anti-authoritarianism. He is best known for creating 2000 AD and playing a major part in the development of Judge
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