Author(s): Jean Van Hamme
A wandering Thorgal is captured and enslaved by Orgoff, a cruel man who appointed himself the local lord after defeating the old one. Orgoff wields the dreadful power of the Sun Sword, which the peasants say makes him invulnerable. Thorgal, of course, is not convinced. Escaping, he encounters the last of the rebels against the new order - and an old enemy. Together they will have to defeat Orgoff and his allies and recover the Sun Sword.
Jean Van Hamme was born in 1939 in Belgium. His major breakthrough came in 1977, when he created the Viking hero ThorgalA" for Grzegorz Rosinski. The mix of medieval legends and heroic fantasy soon became a huge success, with major awards following. He is also the creator of the bestselling series Largo WinchA" and XIIIA" (published in English by Cinebook). Grzegorz Rosinski is one of the most popular artists of comic books in Western Europe. Among his later works are the series ChninkelA" (with Van Hamme) and a series titled La complainte des landes perduesA" (with Jean Dufaux). In 2001, the Rosinski/Van Hamme duo published yet another comic book titled Western, based on a Western plot.