Thorgal : Child of the Stars v. 1, Paperback

Thorgal : Child of the Stars v. 1 Paperback

Illustrated by Grzegorz Rosinski

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


In the wild and inhospitable far north, in the land of Scandinavian myths and runic legends, Viking warriors discover a child in a space capsule.

Leif Haraldson adopts him and gives him the names of his gods: Thorgal aergisson, son of Thor (god of lightning) and son of Aegir (master of the sea).

The tale takes place in the seventh centur and draws its narrative power from the imaginary world of magic spells and legends, where men and gods mix.




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Enchanting blend of science fiction and Norse myth.1st in the series (5 in all) dealing with the adventures of Thorgal, a child found in a space capsule by Vikings. Yes it is as odd as it sounds but even so its still a fairy tale at heart, one with all the inherent themes. The art is really lovely and reminds me of old fashioned children's tales when I was young. This first graphic novel (part of five) contains stories based on Throgal and Aaricia early lives, all building the up the charming characters and setting the scene. We get Viking quarrels, gods, a variety fantastical creatures and one or two aliens. It might just be nostalgia but I look forward to reading the next one, its building up to a real epic and I haven't read one of those in a long time.