OUT NOW: The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume Three!
21st July 2021
The third thrilling omnibus of The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire – the lost sci-fi classic from the 1960s – is out now!
Available in paperback or exclusive hardcover with new cover by artist Chris Weston, this third volume of the groundbreaking and highly-influential series features lush painted comic art by comics master Don Lawrence, a series that confirmed him as one of the greatest comic book artists of all time!
The Trigan Empire series is the Treasury of British Comics’ biggest selling title and the special edition hardcovers sell out quickly – buy now to secure your copy!
Co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire has been named as a major influence by the likes of writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd), amongst many others. This new edition perfectly showcases the remarkable talent of Lawrence, who is rightfully regarded as one of the finest artists in British comics history.
Originally published in the anthology title Ranger from the first issue in September 1965, and Look and Learn from June 1966 until April 1982, the series told the story of an alien empire on the planet Elekton that was heavily influenced by history, particularly Roman. Created by Mike Butterworth, who died in 1986, and artist Don Lawrence, who passed away in 2004, the series’ mix of political intrigue and Lawrence’s lush painted artwork won a host of fans worldwide, and proved to be highly influential, inspiring a generation of comic book creators with its depth and beauty.
Don, who started out as a comics creator in the Gower Street Studios in London, first working on Marvelman before moving on to Karl the Viking for Lion. Other artists who worked on the strip include Ron Embleton, Miguel Quesada, Philip Corke, Oliver Frey and Gerry Wood.
Although the strip has seen only limited English-language release it remains one of the most popular comic series in Holland and Germany, with over two million albums sold.
Also available to order:
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TRIGAN EMPIRE: VOLUME 1
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TRIGAN EMPIRE: VOLUME 2