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Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby Saltire » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:15 am

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Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero

Scotland; filled with myth and legend, a country steeped in history and achievement, its people content with who they are and where they come from. One of the oldest nations in the world, it has a unique identity, distinct from its European neighbours, a land of poets and philosophers, warriors and heroes. It is remarkable that this ancient realm has had no champion within the modern comic book genre......until now.......

More previews on facebook.
What do you think? No tartan hats to be seen :)

Out Late Autumn 2013.

Once I get link priviledges I will post the website. Although the press release is out late September, so will be emailing The Outhouse with more info soon.

Let me know your thoughts though!

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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:33 am

Can you answer some questions for me so I can publish a front page article on this?

1. The first Scottish superhero? Really? There haven't been any others? Ever? You know comic nerds will point it out if you're lying.

2. How did you manage to scoop Mark Millar on this? That dude is slacking.

3. In the image, Saltire appears to be nude. Is this an erotic comic?

4. What kind of unique challenges does a Scottish superhero face that, say, a British or American one doesn't?

5. The Welsh. What a bunch of dicks, am I right?

6. Will this be distributed in the US? How will people be able to buy it?

7. Will the comic taste better if allowed to age for 12 years in an oak barrel?

8. You corner a bunch of comic readers in an elevator. They're scared of you because you've got a massive, red beard and you're wearing a plaid skirt. You have 30 seconds to convince them to buy Saltire. What do you say?

9. Bagpipes. What the fuck?

10. Anything else people should know about Saltire?
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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby Saltire » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Sure thing.

1. The first Scottish superhero? Really? There haven't been any others? Ever? You know comic nerds will point it out if you're lying.
It's been a talking point already. The Fantastic Four had a non recurring female character called Caledonia who was around in the nineteen seventies. The reason he is referred to as Scotland's first superhero is because he is created in prehistory.

2. How did you manage to scoop Mark Millar on this? That dude is slacking.
Both Mark Millar and Grant Morrison have spoken about a Scottish superhero for about a decade now but have never realised the idea. They are both friendly with our artistic director Phil Vaughan.

3. In the image, Saltire appears to be nude. Is this an erotic comic?
No,it's not erotic at all. There's a cod piece covering his unmentionables. The only thing thats blue about this is the colour of his skin.

4. What kind of unique challenges does a Scottish superhero face that, say, a British or American one doesn't?
Scottish mythology and history is totally different than the rest of the UK. Scottish people are very proud of this but it's not well known because of the London centred UK media. Saltire takes place throughout the history of Scotland and into the future, a future where Scotland may be an independent country.

5. The Welsh. What a bunch of dicks, am I right?
I only know one Welsh person and funnily enough his name is Richard. :)

6. Will this be distributed in the US? How will people be able to buy it?
We'll be creating a sizable initial print run which is for international distribution using our own independent Diamondsteel Comics. We also have significant interest from larger international publishers at the moment.

7. Will the comic taste better if allowed to age for 12 years in an oak barrel?
Everything does.

8. You corner a bunch of comic readers in an elevator. They're scared of you because you've got a massive, red beard and you're wearing a plaid skirt. You have 30 seconds to convince them to buy Saltire. What do you say?
Have you ever wished a superheroic immortal being from the end of the world would turn up in a world of Braveheart meets 300 and go head to head with a variety of empires, invaders and mythological super villains all based on the real history of a certain country. No! Well that's a knife i keep in my sock and i'm not wearing any pants, your move!

9. Bagpipes. What the fuck?
Outlawed during the Scottish wars of independence, we like to play the god awful things loudly to distract people from our ginger hair.

10. Anything else people should know about Saltire?
The first book is called "Saltire - Invasion" and is the first in a series of full colour graphic novels. Saltire is a dark and gritty superhero, far from the comical stereotypes of scottish characters of the recent past.

Cheers for the Q and A. Here's an image thats a bit less Playgirl cover shot.

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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby glasgowceltic » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:16 am

Saltire wrote:a future where Scotland may be an independent country.


Ok, I'm in.

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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:20 pm

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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby Saltire » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:05 pm

Ta fur o' that. That wis a stoater!

We're away to have whisky for breakfast.

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Re: Saltire: Scotland's First Superhero Comic book series

Postby ben.nunan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:52 am

Hey guys, thought I'd just give you the heads up here with Saltire.

Saltire is a comic series I began work on in 2011, it's in production with Shot in the Dark Comics.

Pages/Art examples can be seen in my blog if you Google my name!

Thought I'd just make this known so when it does come out there isn't any problems!


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