Saturday, December 10, 2011


ORCA ACTION! From Thorgal #33 "The Swordship" ("Le bateau-sabre"). Art by G. Rosiński.

That's right, it's a killer whale eating vikings. Q: How cool is that? A: It's very, very cool. From this year's "Thorgal" #33 ("The Swordship") by Grzegorz Rosiński and Yves Sente. It's one of the things I got for my birthday, yesterday. If you're a Thorgal fan, than this album marks the return to form for "Thorgal". It was definitely the best issue in a while, with just the right mix of good plot, great art and fantastic action. Plus, it has a whole lot of orca action in it. I highly recommend it.

Both of the new "Thorgal" books I got.

In other Thorgal-related news, I also got the first album in the new "Louve" series (based in the world of Thorgal and telling the story of his daughter). The album is called "Raïssa" and it's by a French fellow known simply as Yann (script) and a Russian artist Roman Surzhenko. This is the first thing I've read by either of those men. While it didn't blow me away, it was good for a first issue and the Surzhenko's art is quite good and fits well with the established Thorgal aesthetics. Sadly, this one didn't have any orcas in there.

So here's another orca panel from "The Swordship" (pardon the shitty quality - it got me so excited that I didn't even straighten the comic out to make a photograph)!

"iiiAAARRHHH, that's so fuckin' AWESOME!!!"


  1. Happy at least The Swordship was OK! Btw: "Wild killer whales are not considered a threat to humans" - wikipedia

  2. The vikings keep bugging the killer whale, though. They're trying to go under water to retrieve a treasure from a ship that sunk. The orca is down there and is trying to protect it's young ones or something. Still, it doesn't really have to make sense to be really cool.

    It made even less sense in this (admittedly bad) movie

  3. And "Raïssa" was good, too. Just not as good as "Swordship":)

    Also (SPOILER!!!), as usual in Thorgal comics, the animals are not the enemy. Some dumb people bother it and get what's coming to them in the end. Thorgal sure likes animals and even helps a dog in this same issue;)