Elric was not a character I was familiar with before reading The Ruby Throne, but I’m glad I did. It’s an exciting, horrific fantasy. (Watch the trailer below to see what I mean)
Luckily, it did well and is getting a second run in March, also the second of 5 volumes is debuts at the same time.
I can’t wait to see what the brutal hands of the albino ruler will do in the second volume. I strongly advocate you warm yourself to the hell fire of Michael Moorcock’s Elric!
The second printing of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne hits comic stores on March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015 sees the best-selling comic adaptation continue with Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol.2: Stormbringer
From Titan Comics:
ELRIC VOL. 1: THE RUBY THRONE:
WRITER: Julien Blondel
ARTISTS: Didier Poli, Robin Recht
A STUNNING NEW COMIC ADAPTATION OF THE CLASSIC ELRIC OF MELNIBONÉ NOVELS BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK!
The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric’s grip on Melniboné is crumbling, as his people slide into decadence. Now his envious cousin Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, plots to overthrow him and claim the Ruby Throne for himself!
Lavishly illustrated, this new comic adaptation has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who has written an original introduction for this edition.