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Frans_Jozef
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Belgian comic book series by Jean Van Hamme(author) and Grzegorz Rosinski(artist)
wreathing themes and concepts from Norse mythology, science fiction and sunken civilisations into the stories, but which also dares to rely more on drama and characterization than on gratious action.

Official homepage (French):
http://www.thorgal.com/

English fanpage:
http://pc59te.dte.uma.es/cdb/series/lombard/thorgal_series.htm

Frans_Jozef
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, 10:26 AM
Belgian comic book series by Jean Van Hamme(author) and Grzegorz Rosinski(artist)
wreathing themes and concepts from Norse mythology, science fiction and sunken civilisations into the stories, but which also dares to rely more on drama and characterization than on gratious action.

Official homepage (French):
http://www.thorgal.com/

English fanpage:
http://pc59te.dte.uma.es/cdb/series/lombard/thorgal_series.htm

Slå ring om Norge
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Pleasant, :)
and fine lines in the drawings...

He looks plenty like Mick Jagger...

strandhogg
Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 01:30 AM
I've always been a big fan of Thorburngal, although some of the latest episodes have been somewhat mediocre. A lot of the earlier stories dwell deep into Norse Mythology as well as Viking life.

Here are a couple of examples of the Viking "Thing"...
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_thing.jpg
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_thrall.jpg

...and then some examples with heavy Norse Mythos with gnomes, dark elves, giants, and the Bifrost bridge:
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_gnomes.jpg
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_darkelves.jpg
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_geant.jpg
http://www.heimdallr.org/pictures/thorgal_bifrost.jpg

Weg
Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 01:50 AM
If I remember correctly, Thorburngal is not Scandinavian by blood. He's been adopted or something. He comes from the outter space (and from the future)... :-O

strandhogg
Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 02:14 AM
If I remember correctly, Thorburngal is not Scandinavian by blood. He's been adopted or something. He comes from the outter space (and from the future)...

Well he is a "freeman" and ends up marrying the daughter of a Viking chief. However, despite these facts, he is oftentimes reminded by his fellow northmen that he is still not of Viking blood, which limits his influence within the Norse community.

I guess even though he's from outerspace he still doesn't qualify as a real "northman" :D

Bran
Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 12:26 PM
As explained in Album 7, Het Sterrenkind (The Starchild), Thorburngal is the son of Varth and Haynee, both descendants from the Atlantean civilisation after their exodus from earth. Thorburngal is born when the Atlantean starship is wrecked after a mislanding. He is placed into a life capsule with a light on top, which is found and adopted by the viking Leif Haraldson after a heavy storm. Because of this, the newborn is named Thorburngal Aegirsson. Thorburngal learns his descendance trough his grandfather Xargos, which was expelled from the Atlantean ship after a dispute with Varth over their actions on earth (Varth wanted to act as a god to the primitive folk on earth while Xargos was against it).

Quite an interesting read, like most Thorburngal stories.