PJB & BARRY DEVLIN ADAPT "CÚ CHULAINN" AT DARK HORSE COMICS
"The Goddess of War has Chosen Her Ward"
This exciting ancient tale is retold for a contemporary audience by master storytellers Paul J. Bolger (Cool World, The Land Before Time, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!), Barry Devlin (Horslips: The Táin, U2: Making of Rattle & Hum, A Man of No Importance), and Dee Cunniffe (The Paybacks, Redneck).
2000 years ago, in the height of a mythical Celtic Iron Age, Morrigan, the goddess of war, has become restless as a long-lasting peace settles over Ireland. Deciding the time of peace must end, she chooses Setanta, the nephew of the king of the north, to become her ward. After a young Setanta slays the demon-hound of Cullan, he becomes known as Cú Cullan—The Hound of Cullan. As Cú Cullan grows older, it is apparent that an extraordinary power lies within him . . . and a great darkness. When he chooses the quiet life of a farmer over the sword, Morrigan, angry at the betrayal, instigates an invasion of his homeland and Cú Cullan must challenge fate itself to keep the goddess at bay.
Hound sits at 488 pages.
Praise for Hound:
“Really enjoyed Hound. Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin have done a great job with re-imagining the story of Irish mythical hero Cu Chulainn” - Aidan Turner (actor; The Hobbit)
“Hound is a stunning example of comics storytelling being used to reinvigorate ancient legends for a modern audience.” – Tomm Moore (director; Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, Secret of Kells)
“I thought this was bloody marvelous book; magical, violent, and visceral with a glorious seam of comedy and irony to bring light to the spectacular Celtic landscapes of Paul’s imagination.” – Peter Lord (director; Chicken Run, Pirates: Band of Misfits)
"Beautiful, spare and timeless, Paul’s artwork on Hound shows the work of master draughtsman and storyteller - I always know something is good when I’m so envious it hurts!” - Dermot Power Concept Artist (Batman Begins, Harry Potter, Star Wars)
“Hound is an authentic interpretation of Celtic mythology seen through the art and eyes of a visionary storyteller.” - Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, The Victories)