The first in a series of comic books centring round Scotland’s first superhero. The dark and gritty world of the main character is a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during pivotal moments from the past, the novel will be familiar to those who enjoy the rich legends and traditions of Scotland.
Creator John Ferguson said,
I really believe that Saltire will grow in Scotland to rival the wonderful superhero franchises from across the Atlantic. The reaction from the public and professionals within the comic book genre has been fantastic so far and to get the opportunity to introduce the finished book at the Literary Festival was tremendous.
Describing his creation Ferguson continues
Saltire is an immortal being created thousands of years ago to protect Scotland and its people. He’s big, he’s blue and he’s ginger. He has Scottish values but he’s a traditional comic book superhero with a variety of super villains to contend with as the story progresses, a Scottish competitor to Batman and Spiderman if you like.
The book tells the story of the legendary Ninth Legion and its attempts to expand the Roman Empire to the north, to the land of Saltire.
Andy Forrest will be talking to John Ferguson about his creation during Brunch tomorrow from 10am. In the meantime, find out more at:
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