It’s Vikings vs. Aliens in this genre mashup! When a fleet of spaceships crash into northern Europe in the Middle Ages, a group of unlikely Viking heroes are the last line of defense against a merciless intergalactic warlord.
Brutal, beautiful, and splattered with black humor, The Spider King is an action-packed genre crossover that explores the middle ground between science fiction and fantasy. It is the debut work of Australian writer Josh Vann and Italian artist Simone D’Armini.
Collects the four-issue series plus two bonus short stories, “Before” and “Fluffy the Barbarian” as well as an art gallery featuring covers and pinups and a sketchbook of character designs by Simone D’Armini.
“It’s hard not to fall in love with the art of this series. D’Armini and Bloch really go all-out.” –Big Comic Page
“A beautiful comic… The layouts are fluid, the colors sublime, and the characters designs are unique and appealing.” –ComicBook.com
“This is like a badass D&D campaign with alien technology.” –Horror Talk
“Any fan of Viking history and violent sci-fi will love this book. The Spider King is a comic meant to be read with a flagon of ale in hand and Finnish black metal playing on your stereo.” -Matt Baum (TwoHeadedNerd.com)
“Combining Viking ferocity with sci-fi intrigue, The Spider King is a beautifully drawn debut.” -Rowan Grover (Multiversity Comics)
“From the first panel to the last, The Spider King is an absolute blast. 5 Stars!” -Adam Brown (Big Comic Page)