THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol.1 The Cult of the Sacred Fire
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NBM is proud to bring back one of its bestselling series ever, amongst the world's first highly realistic fully painted comics. Brought back in even better reproduction than ever with all-new scans of the original paintings overseen by the master himself and presented in handsome large quarterbound collectors editions. Each panel could be a painting on your wall! These volumes will take your breath away.
In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contracted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire!
Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.
"A good artbook if you want one and no doubt a nice bit of nostalgia if you liked the original but have lost it in the vicissitudes of life."
"Truly memorable and consistently entertainingly original graphic novel."
-Midwest Book Review
"A visually sumptuous work. Segrelles' talent as an artist makes it a worthwhile jaunt."
"10 out of 10! Excellent adventure book."
"Segrelles' art is luminously gorgeous. His painted art has a compelling, almost supernatural feel to it. He brings his strange world to life with scenes that look like paintings from amazing fantasy painters like Boris Vallejo or Frank Frazetta."
"Absolutely beautiful. 7 out of 10"
"Win's Christmas Gift Recommendation: A Mythic Masterpiece Returns… 9/10. This landmark series is a long overdue and welcome returnee to our bookshelves and seems certain to garner a whole new legion of fans and admirers."
-Win Wiacek, Now Read This
"4 stars out of 5. Gorgeous. Imagine a graphic album by a Frazetta or a Vallejo, and you wouldn't be far off." - ICv2
9x12, 64pp., full color quarterbound hc, $17.99, ISBN 9781681121246, e-book: $9.99