Will Sliney brings Irish myth of Cú Chulainn to life in new graphic novel
Comics are no strangers to legends and mythological heroes, and comic artist Will Sliney (Farscape, Pigs) is reaching back into his own Irish heritage to tell the story Cú Chulainn. To be published in 2013 by O’Brien Press, Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn shows Chulainn’s battles against Queen Maeve and her army against the picturesque backdrop of Ireland.
“I’ve wanted to do this for years,” Sliney said in an interview with IrishComicNews.com. “I’ve always been a huge fan of these stories and I think now is the right time for it.”
The story of Cú Chulainn is one that’s seen a marked rise in popularity recently, with X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender lobbying to be in a movie about the Irish hero. When rumors of Sliney’s adaptation reached Ireland’s top TV network RTE, they sent out a film crew to break the news on live television — a rarity for any comic.
You can follow progress of the book over at a Facebook page, and here’s a few preview pages to show you what you can expect: