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Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn

April 15th, 2013 by Jay Comments

The O’Brien Press
Binding: pb
Pages: 128pp
Size: 259x168mm
ISBN-10 1-84717-338-1
ISBN-13 978-1-84717-338-6

An epic saga of greed, sorcery and one man’s heroic sacrifice.

Ireland’s legendary super hero, Cú Chulainn, stands alone against the thousands of warriors controlled by the enchantress Queen Maeve, who is determined to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley and claim the lands of Ulster for her own. Supernatural feats of strength, ferocious battles and the tragic destinies of Cú Chulainn and Ferdia are vividly recreated in this action-packed, glorious retelling of one of the most famous stories from ancient Celtic myth.

Will Sliney’s long awaited creator owned Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn, the graphic novel centered around the mythical Irish hero,  launched on April 11th in Waterstone’s store in Cork City.

“I’ve wanted to do this for years. I’ve always been a huge fan of these stories and I think now is the right time for it.” Sliney told Irish Comic News.

“Everything in the book will be based on events that happen, stories that were taken straight from the earliest versions of the myth. However, there will be a lot of material in it that you will not have seen before. For example, the whole second issue is based on a single line taken from an ancient Irish manuscript.”

Sliney said that he is planning more volumes if the first one meets with success.

Will Sliney is a comics artist from Cork and his work has featured in Atomic Rocket 66, Pigs, and Farscape , The Symptoms, The Age of Heroes, and  ”Dug Out”  for the UK Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic.  He is currently drawing MacGyver for Image Comics and The Fearless Defenders for Marvel Comics.


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