History ComicBook / Slaine

26th Feb '16 7:21:21 AM erforce
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* TimeTravel: The Mother Goddess sent Sláine on several cross-time adventures (to the future, from his point of view) [[AlienSpaceBats so he could influence events in favor of Celtic ways]] -- he ended up helping Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans, being the inspiration for Robin Goodfellow and ensuring Celtic traditions wouldn't be completely wiped out by Christianity, even lending a hand to William Wallace (who is amusingly enough portrayed in a more historically accurate way than in ''{{Braveheart}}'').

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* TimeTravel: The Mother Goddess sent Sláine on several cross-time adventures (to the future, from his point of view) [[AlienSpaceBats so he could influence events in favor of Celtic ways]] -- he ended up helping Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans, being the inspiration for Robin Goodfellow and ensuring Celtic traditions wouldn't be completely wiped out by Christianity, even lending a hand to William Wallace (who is amusingly enough portrayed in a more historically accurate way than in ''{{Braveheart}}'').''Film/{{Braveheart}}'').
8th Dec '15 7:22:36 PM VPhantom
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25th Sep '14 7:44:41 AM SoberIrishman
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* DependingOnTheArtist: Sláine's design, as well as the design of his world, have gone through many changes
** A realistic but pulpy style under Angie Kincaid and Massimo Belardinelli, very reminiscent of other 2000AD strips
** Mike McMahon's style was hyperstylized but simple, the characters often being indistinguishable from the background
** The pulp returned with Glenn Farby; this time employing an incredible amount of detail in character designs and the environment, but basic anatomy and perspective often suffered as a result. He improved when joined by Nik Williams; the detail was reigned in slightly, but the anatomy was perfect.
** Mike Collins and Mark Farmer had a simple style again, often emphasising the faces of the characters and employing dreamlike imagery to augment the backgrounds.
** Simon Bisley was the first Sláine artist to use paint, and the result is breathtaking. Backgrounds are vibrant and colorful, feeling alive. They were joined by heavy use of imagery and visual metaphor. The characters were incredibly expressive with their body language and facial expressions, which were sometimes exaggerated for comedif effect. Character designs are toned down a bit, becoming more realistic in terms of accessory and physique. You'll rarely see gigantic breasts or bulging muscles, and when you do it'll be to evoke classical notions of artistry, or as part of the plot, and not for fanservice.
** Clint Langley's art strives for photorealism, and it succeeds spectacularly. To compensate for the realism of the characters themselves, their designs are often very busy, with many accessories and multiple layers of clothing. Bisley's style is occasionally drawn on for the framing of panels.
25th Sep '14 7:20:08 AM SoberIrishman
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sláine is almost unrecognisable in his first few appearences, being a more straightfoward Conan expy with a simpler character design to match; his personality is similar but distinct, being less intelligent and more willing to cooperate with Ukko. The world the stories take place in is a more traditional 2000AD CrapsackWorld instead of a fantastical iron age Ireland, and though some elements of the world, such as Sky Chariots, Sea Demons and Slough Feg would remain, others like Time Monsters, Leyser weapons and the Macrocosm were phased out or made less fantastical.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sláine is almost unrecognisable in his first few appearences, being a more straightfoward Conan expy with a simpler character design to match; his personality is similar but distinct, being less intelligent and more willing to cooperate with Ukko. The world the stories take place in is a more traditional 2000AD CrapsackWorld instead of a fantastical iron age Ireland, and though some elements of the world, such as Sky Chariots, Sea Demons and Slough Feg would remain, others like Time Monsters, Leyser weapons and the Macrocosm were phased out or made less fantastical.out.
** In some cases, certain elements of the earlier stories were changed to better fit the world. Leyser Weapons, mentioned as getting their power from channelling the "Earth-Serpent", became "Serpent Staffs", now functioning more like flamethrowers than lasers. The Macrocosm became a seldom-referenced home of old Gods instead of a Sci-Fi alternate dimension with aliens.
25th Sep '14 7:02:27 AM SoberIrishman
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* CallBack: Slough Feg's madness mantra in the Horned God arc is a variation on something he said in the Tomb of Terror arc.

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* CallBack: Slough Feg's madness mantra MadnessMantra in the Horned God arc is a variation on something he said in the Tomb of Terror arc.


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** When meeting Sláine for the first time in years, Niamh scolds him for having an affair with a "trollop called Hen or Chicken or something", names the character Nest has been called before.


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** Also, "Kiss my axe!"
25th Sep '14 6:57:42 AM SoberIrishman
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* BigBad: The Lord Weird Slough Feg himself is the closest thing the series comes to one. He is KilledOffForReal at the end of the Horned God story arc.
* CallBack: Slough Feg's madness mantra in the Horned God arc is a variation on something he said in the Tomb of Terror arc.
** When dismissing the Fomorian tax collector, Niamh states she "doesn't speak to fish". Years later, Sláine repeats the phrase and frames it as "something someone very dear to me used to say."
25th Sep '14 6:47:35 AM SoberIrishman
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* GoodOldWays: Early on Sláine prefers stone weapons to bronze or iron; his main complaint being that metal weapons must be straightened when frequently used, and "you know where you stand with stone". He eventually swaps out Brainbiter's stone head for an iron one when he shatters it fighting a dragon.
** He is also supportive of the ancient idea of a divine matriarchy, opposed by both the good Druids and the evil Drunes.
25th Sep '14 6:35:05 AM SoberIrishman
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sláine is almost unrecognisable in his first few appearences, being a more straightfoward Conan expy with a simpler character design to match; his personality is similar but distinct, being less intelligent and more willing to cooperate with Ukko. The world the stories take place in is a more traditional 2000AD CrapsackWorld instead of a fantastical iron age Ireland, and though some elements of the world, such as Sky Chariots, Sea Demons and Slough Feg would remain, others like Time Monsters and the Macrocosm disappeared.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sláine is almost unrecognisable in his first few appearences, being a more straightfoward Conan expy with a simpler character design to match; his personality is similar but distinct, being less intelligent and more willing to cooperate with Ukko. The world the stories take place in is a more traditional 2000AD CrapsackWorld instead of a fantastical iron age Ireland, and though some elements of the world, such as Sky Chariots, Sea Demons and Slough Feg would remain, others like Time Monsters Monsters, Leyser weapons and the Macrocosm disappeared.were phased out or made less fantastical.
27th May '14 1:38:20 PM mrnickname
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--> -- '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dzrUrnQ9Y "Highlander"]],''' ''The Lord Weird Slough Feg'' [[note]]Their first three albums are basically Sláine concept albums.[[/note]]


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--> -- '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dzrUrnQ9Y "Highlander"]],''' ''The ''[[SloughFeg The Lord Weird Slough Feg'' Feg]]'' [[note]]Their first three albums are basically Sláine concept albums.[[/note]]

16th Apr '14 11:56:43 AM mrnickname
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--> -- '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dzrUrnQ9Y "Highlander"]],''' ''The Lord Weird Slough Feg'' [[note]]Their first three albums a basically Sláine concept albums.[[/note]]


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--> -- '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dzrUrnQ9Y "Highlander"]],''' ''The Lord Weird Slough Feg'' [[note]]Their first three albums a are basically Sláine concept albums.[[/note]]

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