Today is the day! Al Ewing’s most heroic of creations, the scouge of the Ultimate Reich, is back on the shelves in a handsome omnibus edition: The El Sombra Trilogy.
We’re not ones for hyperbole here at Abaddon (ahem), but read on for the full lowdown on this none-more-pulp collection…
The El Sombra Trilogy by Al Ewing
THIS IS THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD!
In the quiet Mexican town of Pasito, the future is born. A man dies; a fool and braggart, best forgotten. In his stead, a legend arises: the man in the bloodstained mask, the Saint of Ghosts. El Sombra!
Yearning for justice against the Nazis that plundered his home, El Sombra will cut a swath across the world. He will hunt his enemy to the streets of Manhattan – home of the mighty Doc Thunder, the terrible Blood Spider, and all the monsters and gods who fight beside them – and finally into the heart of the Ultimate Reich itself!
Thrill at the legend! Follow a story as vast as the whole world, from the beginning of the human race to the end of the time!
He defies man! He defies death! Nothing can stop him!
VIVA EL SOMBRA!
If that hasn’t sold you, then we don’t know what will. Smash the Nazis! Be a hero! Join El Sombra today!
The El Sombra Trilogy is out now!
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Another day in Advent means another piece of Rebellion festive cheer!
Today, we’re giving away copies of Al Ewing’s brilliant El Sombra Trilogy, one of the most explosive, bonkers and downright brilliant books ever to have been released from the Abaddon stable.
So head over to Instagram, follow us and like the El Sombra post to be in with a chance of winning this steampunk spectacular!
We’ve known for years that Al Ewing is a genius, but it turns out that internet is bursting with people who want nothing more than to prove it.
First up, the David Mann over at Sequart has written a frankly enormous three-part think piece on Al’s El Sombra trilogy. It’s a thoughtful, illustrative look at what makes Al such a brilliant writer, and dissects his take on pulp superheroics – which, let it be forever we remembered, we published long before Al conquered the American mainstream comics market and the rest of the world discovered him.
Check out Sequart’s look at El Sombra, Gods Of Manhatten and Pax Omega and have your mind blown.
But wait, that’s not all!
Blogger Too Busy Thinking About Comics has taken a similarly deep interest in Al’s Pax Brittania work – this time focussing exclusively on Gods Of Manhatten.
Have a read and join the fun:
Part one: On Al Ewing’s Gods Of Manhatten, and what the superhero comic might learn from it
Part two: Developing the habit
Part three: Death without a last hot dog?
Part four: His gun full of magic bullets…
It’s all really rather brilliant isn’t it – just like Al. Don’t forget you can follow Al on Twitter.
Gods Of Manhatten