An epic new comic adaptation of legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock’s ‘Elric of Melniboné’ novels is set to be released by Titan Comics – kicking off with ‘Elric vol. 1: The Ruby Throne’ from September 16.
Written by Julien Blondel and beautifully illustrated by Robin Recht, Didier Poli & Jean Bastide, this new four-part graphic novel series of Moorcock’s signature creation Elric has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself.
“The best graphic adaptation of the story has to be the current one by Julien Blondel and his team,” says Moorcock, who has written an exclusive introduction for this edition. “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!
Michael Moorcock’s Elric vol. 1: The Ruby Throne is set to rule book shops and comic stores from September 16, 2014.
Each volume of the series will also be available to read on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com