Titan Comics just put out the trailer for the upcoming “Elric: The Ruby Throne” Vol. 1, a new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melniboné novels by Michael Moorcock. The rights to the comics were previously held by BOOM!, but I am very impressed with what I’ve seen so far from Titan.
For those unfamiliar with Elric, it’s a high-fantasy horror blend that has inspired writers like Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, and Tad Williams to name a few. Check out the trailer below.
Writer: Julien Blondel
Artists: Didier Poli, Robin Recht
Volumes in Series: 1 of 4
Genre: High Fantasy/ Horror
Format: Hardcover Collection
Page Count: 64pp
Full Color, B&W, or partial color: FC
Cover Dimensions: 211 x 282
Retail Price: $12.99/$14.99/£10.99
Street Date: September 16, 2014
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!
Lavishly illustrated, this new comic adaptation has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who has written an original introduction for this edition.