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Comic Review: Elric, Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne
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Elric Vol 1: The Ruby Throne review
Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne
Written by Julien Blondel
Illustrated by Didier Poli and Robin Recht
Colored by Jean Bastide
Lettered by Gabriela Houston
Titan Comics
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Cover Price: $12.99

As a fantasy enthusiast, I’ve always had a certain curiosity about Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone stories, though I’ve never given them the time they deserve. With Titan Comic’s new graphic novel adaptation, Elric: The Ruby Throne, written by Julien Blondel, I thought it a perfect opportunity to finally delve into the world of the albino emperor; and I am not disappointed.

When Elric of Melnibone hesitantly sets out with his army to vanquish would-be intruders of his realm, he is betrayed in shocking fashion. Will he survive the venture, and if so, what will the deceit and prejudices against him for Elric to become?

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Exclusive Preview: Elric: The Balance Lost #11 from BOOM! Studios
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Boom! Studios: Elric #11 premiereFor decades, bibliophiles have known that Michael Moorcock‘s Eternal Champions books are among the greatest fantasy books ever written. Amazingly, BOOM! Studios brought together the perfect team to introduce these characters to a whole new audience of comic readers.

Inspired by the original novels, Elric: The Balance Lost is an all-new tale scripted by Chris Roberson that is every bit as great as those classic stories. Couple that with the exceptional art of Francesco Biagini and you get one ridiculously awesome comic.

BOOM! Studios has given us an exclusive preview of pages from Elric: The Balance Lost #11. Check it out here below.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #10
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Elric: The Balance Lost #10Elric: The Balance Lost #10
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
Colors by Stephen Downer
Letters by Travis Lanham
Covers by Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian
BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

With four of the incarnations of the Eternal Champion in one place, you would think they would be nearly unstoppable. But we learn very quickly in Elric: The Balance Lost #10 that as amazing as these men are, there are far greater powers in the multiverse. Far greater and far larger in fact.

We enter the issue gawking at the stature of the two Lost Gods, Kwll and Rhynn. Their game is responsible for the destruction of the balance and the aftershocks that are echoing through the worlds. While some have come under the sway of Law, many have embraced chaos in it’s raw form. Our heroes (and anti-heroes) are trying to restore the balance and seek an audience with these powerful beings. Things, as they are wont to do, go horribly awry.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #9
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Elric: The Balance Lost #9Elric: The Balance Lost #9
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
Colors by Stephen Downer
Letters by Travis Lanham
Covers by Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian
Boom! Studios
Release Date: March 14, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

As you may know if you have read any of my other Elric reviews, I am a huge fan of the Eternal Champion books and comics. This month I got to review Elric: The Balance Lost #9 and it was a real treat. A major change from the majority of the previous comics, this issue explores some of the wonders and background of the multiverse as envisioned by Michael Moorcock.

We get to explore the different planes and concepts of inter-dimensional travel as seen by our heroes on the sentient ship Spammer Gain. Focusing mainly on information, this month we are given a tutorial on the different ways to travel between the worlds and the types of people able to do so.

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Paul and Chris Weitz Still Want To Make ‘The Elric Chronicles’ Into A Movie
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Elric

Michael Moorcock‘s Elric saga, which began in 1961 with the novella “The Dreaming City,” is one of the last prolific sword-and-sorcery book series to have not yet been adapted for the silver screen. But there have been a few attempts over the years, most notably back in 2007 when filmmaking brothers Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (American Pie, About A Boy) optioned the rights to the Elric series with an eye towards making a trilogy of films based on the property for Universal Pictures, which we first reported on here.

The project was eventually put on the back burner as the Weitz brothers pursued other endeavors, Paul directing the comedies American Dreamz and Little Fockers, and Chris the fantasy novel adaptations The Golden Compass (the first of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series) and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #6
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Elric: The Balance Lost #6Elric: The Balance Lost #6
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
Colors by Stephen Downer
Letters by Travis Lanham
Covers by Francesco Mattina, Dimitri Armand, and Blond
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: December 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Law and Chaos run rampant in Elric: The Balance Lost #6. Still questing for Tanelorn, our heroes embark on the final leg of this journey.

I must say I am still quite amazed at how well Chris Roberson mimics the style of the original writings that Michael Moorcock began producing fifty years ago.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #5
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Elric: The Balance Lost #5Elric: The Balance Lost #5
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
Colors by Stephen Downer
Letters by Travis Lanham
Covers by Francesco Mattina, Dimitri Armand, and Blond
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: November 2, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Finally! The heroes begin to join together in Elric: The Balance Lost #5. Hawkmoon and Elric, Corum and Eric Beck. Four worlds collide leaving two universes. After the merging, they find themselves face to face with their allies and opponents from those other planes of existence. No matter where or when, the followers of Law are always pitted against the agents of Chaos.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #4
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Elric: the Balance Lost #4Elric: The Balance Lost #4
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
Colors by Stephen Downer
Lettering by Travis Lanham
Covers by Francesco Mattina, Erik Jones
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: October 12, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

This is it! This issue begins to bring it all together. Elric: The Balance Lost #4 is obviously the precursor to a major occurrence. This team of folks is laying some seriously awesome groundwork for a great story. As we all know, I’m a big Elric fan, but it’s a really good series.

We start off in Tanelorn, the city that is both everywhere and sometimes nowhere. A quick visit to the Grey Lords leaves the reader knowing something is wrong. Jumping to Machinoix, we see Elric and the Horn of Fate trying to avoid the chaos that approaches. Next is New Orleans and Eric Beck fending off the warriors of Law. Then comes Corum in the stronghold of the Pukawatchi helping to defend against a siege. Lastly, we have Hawkmoon trapped in Narleen with a demonic cult.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #3
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BOOM! Studios: Elric: The Balance Lost #3Elric: The Balance Lost #3
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written By Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Again I am pleased to be able to review what I consider one of the best new comics out these days. It amazes me how someone can take something so huge and make it seem even bigger. Chris Roberson manages to continue to convey a sense of vastness to this series by continuing to keep multiple storylines moving at a fast pace. You feel a sense of continuity and yet also feel as if the characters are eons and lightyears apart, which they are…probably. That’s the trouble with time travel, it’s hard to determine not just where you are but also when…

My favorite parts of Elric: The Balance Lost #3 were the locations: New Orleans (a couple of different ones, mind you), London, and a few others that I won’t spoil for you. Watching Elric, Corum, Hawkmoon, and Eric in their various timelines interacting with old and new places and people really makes this series come alive. There are so many things going on that you might find yourself going back and forth staring at the wonderful art that Francesco Biagini was kind enough to create.

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Comic Review: Elric: The Balance Lost #2
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Elric: The Balance Lost #2Elric: The Balance Lost #2
Elric created by Michael Moorcock
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Francesco Biagini
BOOM! Studios
$3.99
Release date: August 3, 2011

I love this series. Yes, I know it’s only had two full issues, but the set up is awesome. It looks like Chris Roberson has narrowed the current theme to include three well-known incarnations of the Eternal Champion: Elric of Melnibone, Dorian Hawkmoon, and Corum Jhaelen Irsei. The twist is that he has introduced a new character, Eric Beck, who is just starting to realize that he is another of these champions. The writing is superb, I sincerely hope Michael Moorcock is as satisfied as I am with it. The quick changes between the layers of the multiverse, the phrasing, the whole atmosphere of the comic just embodies everything we know and love about the Eternal Champion.

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