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The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, Volume III

Comic script by Mike Butterworth
Published by Rebellion
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The third thrilling omnibus of the lost Sci-Fi classic from the sixties that the New York Times noted had “highly detailed visions of fantastic worlds”

This is the epic story of the Trigan Empire’s rise and fall, and of how Trigo, often alone, had to fend off usurpers and monstrous threats to save his people. The lush painted comic art that Don Lawrence produced in this period would solidify him as one of the greatest comic book artists of all time.

Collected within are all the Trigan Empire stories published in chronological order including the never before reprinted short stories not illustrated by Don Lawrence, to give you the complete saga of the Trigan Empire.

Don Lawrence was born in 1928, and worked for Mick Anglo on the Marvelman comic produced for Amalgamated Press, and then Billy the Kid in the comic Sun. When Sun was absorbed into Lion he moved on to illustrating Olac the Gladiator, Karl the Viking and Maroc the Mighty. In 1965 he teamed with Mike Butterworth to create The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire for Ranger magazine, and continued to paint the comic through its transition into Look and Learn through to 1976. During this period he also worked on Fireball XL5 and The Adventures of Tarzan comic strips for TV Century 21. After leaving The Trigan Empire he worked with a Dutch publisher to create Storm, a post-apocalypse sci-fi series, which he would draw through to his retirement in 1999.

  • Publisher: Rebellion (July 22, 2021)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781089323

“The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire is a stand-out strip on the UK comics’ landscape” Tripwire

“We can still marvel at the extraordinary visual flair and detail of Don Lawrence’s stunning artwork. 9/10” Starburst

"Vastly influential. Stunning. Dominated the genre of Science-Fiction epics." The Independent

"Lawrence [is] celebrated for his richly coloured, highly detailed visions of fantastic worlds." The New York Times

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