Published on October 5th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Elric: The Ruby Throne Volume 1
You remember Elric, the cult anti-hero by Moorcock? The one with the huge sword, the albino aily outlook and the aura of misery and hearthrob all around him? Remember seeing the art of Barry Windsor-Smith, Walt Simonson, P. Craig Russell, Frank Brunner? Remember the old Oversized Graphic Novels? Remember how GOOD they felt? Can you imagine it being even GOOD-er? Please do, because this oversized HC by Titan Comics is something to behold!
Titan is not stopping there and is bringing the entire collection of graphic stories in print again next year with the Moorcock Library but those are the older stories… this one is NEW and exciting and dark and soo much fun to read!
Storywise, the abundance and depravity which are part of Elric’s people of Melniboné has never (as said in the foreword) been so accurately described and painted as in this book. The love of Elric and his queen stands opposed to the dark brooding and scheming Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, Elric’s cousin. He is next in line and will stop at nothing to have his special kind of fun, purpose and destination.
The gorgeous art, the strong visual depictation of one of the darkest fantasy realms there are, the high-end production value by the publisher… it all makes this a MUST-HAVE in anyone’s collection!
Elric: The Ruby Throne Volume 1
Writer: Julien Blondel
Artists: Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Robin Recht
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Literature
Format: 64pp Hardcover
On sale Sept. 16, 2014