Originally released on September 16, 2014 to widespread critical acclaim, Titan Comics is pleased to announce that it is going to a second print of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne due to exceptionally high demand.
Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne is the first in a series of graphic adaptations of legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock’s signature creation Elric. Written by Julien Blondel and beautifully illustrated by Robin Recht, Didier Poli & Jean Bastide, this new comic adaptation of the Elric of Melniboné novels has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who provides an exclusive introduction to this edition!
“The best graphic adaptation of the story,” writes Moorcock, “has to be the current one by Julien Blondel and his team. This is perhaps the first graphic version of Elric fully to capture the sense of utter decadence I tried to convey in the books.”
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!
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“The response to the first volume of this series has been overwhelming, and the positive reviews exceptional,” said Ricky Claydon, Marketing Manger, Titan Comics. “We couldn’t be happier this series has been so embraced by retailers and readers. Thank you!”
The second printing of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne hits comic stores on March 4, 2015 and is available to order from Diamond’s PREVIEWS Plus using code: NOV148085
That’s not all! March 4, 2015 sees the best-selling comic adaptation continue with Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol.2: Stormbringer – available to order now from December PREVIEWS using code: DEC141678
In the second intense volume, Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol.2: Stormbringer, a vital piece of Elric lore is dramatically visualised; the introduction of Elric’s infamous cursed sword!