The first of a four-volume series reprinting The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire - a landmark 1960s science fiction series which rivalled Game of Thrones in popularity and was the precursor to every mythic sci-fi adventure to come!
the leadership of Trigo, the Vorg tribesmen band together to resist the
Lokan invaders, forming a new country, The Trigan Empire. This is the
epic story of its rise and fall.
Featuring an extraordinary
combination of the Roman Empire and ancient Greece, Trigo’s story is
told in ground breaking fully painted artwork. This is the first in a
series collecting all the stories painted by the legendary Don Lawrence.
Now it's got to be said that the strength of this series doesn't lie in Butterworth's scripts, they are workmanlike at best and hackneyed and repetitious at worst. There's a reason why whenever Trigan Empire is discussed it's in reference to Don Lawrence's stunning artwork but the writing is what it is and I've grown up with these stories - this book being mostly identical to the two older volumes I have - so I'm fairly inured to it and enjoy it for what it is.
The world of The Trigan Empire is one that mixes Roman tropes and spaceships, horseback warriors and hover tanks, sailing ships and giant robots. It was the perfect showcase for the artist's skills and he delivered again and again and again with artwork that you can lose yourself in for hours, his beautiful panels lifting the story to new heights.
It makes me so happy to see this book back in print and I'm ridiculously pleased to be getting to finally enjoy the complete saga
Buy it here - The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume One
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