Out of Print

Grendel Tales - Devils and DeathsGrendel Tales: Devils and Deaths by Darko Macan and Edvin Biukovic is one of the first non-superhero comics that I bought for myself. It was way back in 1998 when Sheffield still had Starstore, a huge shop selling all kinds of awesome stuff. Sadly Starstore didn’t survive into the 21st century, but this comic, recommended to me by one of the staff has stuck in my mind ever since.

“Grendel Drago has been fatally contaminated with radiation. But a Grendel must die in battle, not in bed, so Drago prepares for his final mission — he will kill the mysterious monster on the outskirts of town and die in the blaze of combat.” – Amazon Summary

What follows is a story of love, loss, war and sacrifice. It’s equal parts gentle, tragic, brutal and unforgiving, and, throughout all this, the characters come alive with rare clarity.

Devils and Deaths is now out of print and, for the first time in my life, I’ve come across a book that I can champion beyond its grave. This is a fantastic story with some beautiful artwork. So if you have even a passing interest, please seek it out.