Have any of you gentlemen read this masterpiece?
Thorgal is a Belgian comic book series by writer Jean van Hamme and artist Grezegorz Rosiński. It first appeared in the late 70's and blends together elements of sci-fi with Norse mythology and fantasy. It has been published in English through Cinebook Ltd.
Thorgal is the last child of a group of technologically advanced space-travelling humans with psionic abilities. He is raised on earth by vikings and shows no signs of his ancestors supernatural powers, but is a viking warrior. As he later marries and raises a family, his son inherits powers the powers that his father does not have which causes more adventures. His adventures focus not only on his ancestry, but are also mythological as he is cursed by the norse gods because he doesn't belong. Thorgal also becomes the center of attraction for several willful and powerful women. (One of them, the rouge archer avenger Kriss of Valnor is the series best character IMO, she even has her own spin-off)
Personally i think Thorgal is one of the finest fantasy works around and it is a continuing inspiration for me. The way it blends science fiction technology with fantasy sort of reminded me of AS&SH. Vikings being my favorite people in Hyperborea also makes Thorgal relevant.
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