Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer
New York: DC Comics outsized paperback, 2007 (July 11th);
by Michael Moorcock & Walter Simonson;
original price: $19·99;
cover artist: Simonson (also interior);
colourist: Steve Oliff;
letterer: John Workman;
no British edition.
Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…
Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer is an original graphic novel. It was first serialised in four parts (2004–’06) — see below — before being published as a single-volume omnibus. Each issue (and the omnibus) bore the author’s “Note: The events in this story occur immediately before the opening of the novel Elric of Melniboné.” The graphic novel’s (textual form) script was later collected in Elric In The Dream Realms (2009) and Elric Of Melniboné And Other Stories (2013).
Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer (No. 1 — ‘The First Dream: Bargains In Blades’ — 22nd September, 2004, $5·95, 48 pages)
Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer (No. 2 — ‘The Second Dream: The Sea King’s Sister’ — 29th December, 2004, $5·95, 48 pages)
Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer (No. 3 — ‘The Third Dream: The South Wind’s Soul’ — 14th June, 2006, $5·99, 48 pages)
Elric: The Making Of A Sorcerer (No. 4 — ‘The Fourth Dream: Dragon Lord’s Destiny’ — 2nd August, 2006, $5·99, 48 pages)