New Richard A. Knaak graphic novel series
Sea Lion Books have announced the graphic novel publication of the legendary Cuchulainn in a new graphic novel series from bestselling author Richard A. Knaak.
At birth he was called Setanta, yet he is known to all as Cuchulainn… the Hound of Cullan. It was a name he had earned as a youth, slaying the savage, gargantuan pet of the Lord Cullan. His bravery had earned him much admiration, many friends and many enemies. King Conchobar had been a good friend and mentor to his long-lost nephew, having him trained by the greatest warriors, then commanding him to marry the beautiful Emer, daughter of the Lord Forgal. It is a future many would envy… so long as they remained unaware of the other future also pursuing the young Hound of Cullan. A future rapidly overtaking him…
In an modern yet ancient telling of a Celtic legend, author Richard A. Knaak brings to life the greatest hero in Irish literature. Cuchulainn was a legendary fighter, welding his spear Gae-Bhlog, a spear almost as iconic as Arthur’s Excalibur. He single-handedly defended Ireland against an invasion by overwhelming forces that rode with dark magic. His fury in battle was called riastrad and those who were witness to it, never forgot the fearsomeness of it.
A story told for hundreds of years is finding new life and new tales in the twenty-first century in the hands of Richard A. Knaak and art by Carlo Rispoli.
"We are extremely fortunate that this Celtic icon is being brought to life by the talented Richard A. Knaak. His ability to world create will reveal the legend of Cuchulainn to a new generation." said Derek Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Sea Lion Books.
Heart of the Hound is the first book in a series of three graphic novels scheduled to be released online as a free web comic on the Sea Lion Books website: www.sealionbooks.com beginning in early 2013.
Here are a couple of examples to whet your appetite.