Over at From The Sorcerer's Cave, Trey Causey was reminiscing about Don Lawrence's gorgeous painted art in the British comic book sci-fi epic The Trigan Empire, which was serialised in Look And Learn magazine.
I have strong memories from my youth of discovering this strip around the same time I was reading 2000AD, back in the late '70s, when my head was full of Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Star Wars, and Dungeons & Dragons.
A time when man's future in the stars seemed a certainty and sci-fi was just a reality waiting to happen.
At least that's how it felt to an 11-year-old's overstimulated brain, exposed to all this futuristic imagery and mind-blowing ideas.
|A typical day in The Trigan Empire|
I also know I had the massive hardback book pictured below, which collected, if not all, then a major chunk of the story... but somewhere along the way, over the years, it has disappeared into the ether. I have a strong suspicion that I loaned it to someone, long forgotten now, and never got it back.
It really surprises me that no one has relaunched The Trigan Empire, or reprinted it, in recent years, or optioned it for a big budget movie deal or even a roleplaying setting.