Bear witness to the story of Elric, Lord of Melniboné; his dark cousin - the evil Yyrkoon; their dark magics; and their terrible struggle for rule of the fabled Emerald Isle! Collecting the first volume of the classic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s bestselling fantasy saga, Elric of Melniboné marks the perfect introduction to the series’ iconic antihero, his fabled blade, Stormbringer, and his harrowing adventures across the Dragon Isle. Adapted by former Marvel Comics editor, Roy Thomas, and beautifully rendered by longtime comics illustrator Michael T. Gilbert, and the multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell, this definitive collection marks an essential read for all fans of sword and sorcery and brings Moorcock’s epic tales to life with luxuriant imagination.
After a self-imposed exile from his home on the Dragon Isle, Elric of Melnibone seeks solace in isolation, hoping to escape the horrors of his past. But with the power of furious gods, and his sword Stormbringer hungry for souls, he can never be free of the darkness. Not when it lives inside him… After having free the sailor Smiorgan from violent captors, Elric accepts his help on a quest when he is summoned to an affluent city of merchant princes. There he meets the endearing yet furtive heiress who entreats the White Wolf to reunite with her lost love. Drawn to the task by a dark and treacherous feeling, Elric accepts. But as they begin their journey across the sea, a terrible maelstrom engulfs the ship, leaving them in grave peril.