We had a pretty good thread a few days ago.
Who wants me to storytime Elric comics?
Fuck, does any of you even KNOW Elric?
Just a page i guess.
Fuck it let's do it.
I am gonna take a quick break after this first issue. Just got back from boxing and i'm filled with sweat.
I just hope there's some interest in this.
I'm also hoping a few people show interest in this. I WANT to do a storytime of the entire saga but the last time i tried that, i was LITERALLY responding to myself.
Will confirm tomorrow. They just arrived for me and should be here in the morning.
Taking that aforementioned break.
You better get a discussion going or else i will be very disappointed.
Correction. This is a good comic.
Going back to this series made me realize something about the new adaptation.
Elric is a different character in each series.
I like the new adaptation but here's the thing.
Elric in the 2014 books is an asshole raised by a society of bigger assholes
Pretty damn cool. I liked the art on the Stormbringer comic better, but this one has an interesting psychedelic look and goes more into the backstory. Ginger!Yyrkoon looks a bit ridiculous, but I could get used to it. Going to have to see more before I can judge, because I read last thread's Elric-dump in one sitting.
I didn't know anything of Elric before last thread
aside from Black Blade, but now I've read some plot summaries and I'm intrigued.
While in the books and this, he's a good person that was raised by a society of asshole and just had to conform to his peoples identity of being dicks.
Ginger Yyrkoon is the one thing i never understood about this series.
I want to bring attention to this page.>>84587748
This is what i was talking about Elric being a good person raised by bad people who go by terrible traditions that he is supposed to uphold.
Also, you should read the books.
It's really surprising how much influence Moorcock's work has had but also how it's slipped under the radar.
Thanks for posting these. My uncle lent me his copies a while ago but there were a few missing issues. I found a stash of his Moorcock novels recently and they're now on the top of my to-read list: All the Corum and Hawkmoon but only a handful of Elric.
Doing yourself a disservice. Gollancz has the entire series compiled in paperback novels. Still holding out for a hardcover compilation though i know the likelihood is minuscule.
Y'know, people always talk about Tolkien and Lewis, buy why don't people seem to be aware of how much the fantasy genre owes to Moorcock? I can think of dozens of authors who show clear Moorcock influence (when they're not outright plagiarizing him).
Break time. Last issue for tonight up next.
So are you enjoying this?
And there you have it. So begin the travels of Elric of Melnibone.
Stay tuned because tomorrow, shit gets trippy as we board the Black Ship on the seas of fate.
Hope you enjoyed this dump of such an old and relatively obscure comic series and you will stay for the entire saga.
I remember seeing some artwork similar to this. Some scifi comic with an alien soldier, a meekrat like creature and a dumb talking mountain.
This series is a bit more form over substance but still intriguing. You don't get stuff like this now.
I liked the other adaptation's version of Stormbringer better, but this Elric has more character. I am seeing how he got his mopey reputation, though. Born into a society of assholes while not being an asshole himself, sickly as hell, and now saddled with a soul-eating blade that's undoubtedly lol'ing at the notion that he's "mastered" it. That's enough to make anyone depressed.
Especially because everything gets worse from here
I really enjoy the mix of the contrasting styles of Gilbert and Russell's work together, with Russell giving his clean rendering of the fantastic and Gilbert's flair for melodrama putting together Elric's big emotional swings.