The ancient, Irish myth—The Hound of Ulster—is retold for a contemporary audience in Hound, by master storytellers Paul J. Bolger (The Land Before Time, Cool World), Barry Devlin (A Man of No Importance, U2: Making of Rattle & Hum), and Dee Cunniffe (Machine Gun Wizards, Redneck).
In 50 BCE, Morrigan, the goddess of war, has become restless as a long-lasting peace settles over Ireland. Deciding the time of peace must end, she chooses Setanta, the nephew of the king of the north, to become her ward. After a young Setanta slays the demon-hound of Cullan, he becomes known as Cú Cullan—The Hound of Cullan. As Cú Cullan grows older, it is apparent that an extraordinary power lies within him . . . and a great darkness. When he chooses the quiet life of a farmer over the sword, Morrigan, angry at the betrayal, instigates an invasion of his homeland and Cú Cullan must challenge fate itself to keep the goddess at bay.
Hound hardcover will be available everywhere books are sold March 9, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Hound sits at 488 pages and will retail for $49.99.
Praise for Hound:
“Really enjoyed Hound. Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin have done a great job with re-imagining the story of Irish mythical hero Cu Chulainn”–Aiden Turner (actor; The Hobbit)
“Hound is an authentic interpretation of Celtic mythology seen through the art and eyes of a visionary storyteller.”–Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, The Victories)
“I thought this was bloody marvelous book; magical, violent, and visceral with a glorious seam of comedy and irony to bring light to the spectacular Celtic landscapes of Paul’s imagination.”–Peter Lord (director; Chicken Run)
“Hound is a stunning example of comics storytelling being used to reinvigorate ancient legends for a modern audience.”–Tomm Moore (director; Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, Secret of Kells)