Announced last year, Karl the Viking is getting released next week - 19th January. Following its best-selling reprints of his The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire series, the Treasury of British Comics is bringing one of master artist Don Lawrence's most popular and enduring comic book strips back into print. And as you'll see from the preview below, Lawrence really was a master of his craft!
- CREATIVE TEAM: Ken Bulmer (writer) Don Lawrence (artist)
- RELEASE DATE: 19 January
- PAPERBACK, 240 pages
- PRICE: £19.99
- ISBN: 9781786184627
Originally serialised in Lion, Karl the Viking is a sweeping historical fantasy story of an orphaned Saxon boy, adopted and raised by the viking Eingar after his raid on Britain. Upon coming of age Karl succeeds Eingar and leads his tribe into battle in Britain against wild tribes of Picts, and re-connects with his old Saxon family, gaining an ally in his cousin Godwulf, and making an enemy of the Earl of Eastumbria. These fast-paced stories were drawn by Don Lawrence shortly before he revolutionised painted comic art with The Trigan Empire, when he was already a master of pen and ink, and his Karl the Viking series was the pinnacle of black and white comic art.
Available in print from: Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10