Red 5 Comics Announces ‘Merlin & Hector’ For October 2021
by Brendan M. Allen
Red 5 Comics’ newest all-ages fantasy Merlin & Hector drops this October from writer Rodolfo Santullo and artist JOK.
‘Bronze age England is under attack by magical invaders, shapeshifters who can be anywhere or anyone. With no king and no armies the only hope is a young swineherd who dreams of magic and monsters; a swineherd named Merlin. Chased by villagers and monsters alike, Merlin’s only hope is a young thief named Hector. Can these two outcasts band together long enough to save the land or is a new dark age on its way?’
Following in the footsteps of weekly adventure strips like Prince Valiant, Merlin & Hector takes a new look and breathes new life into a classic character.
“There have been a lot of Camelot and Arthur stories over the years but not man that have taken a look at Merlin before he became the wizard we all know. Rodolofo’s takes breathes new life into a classic character while touching on several of the classic myths of Celtic Britain,” Red 5 co-publisher Joshua Starnes said. “A fun adventure for all ages, Merlin & Hector will make you look at this character in a new way.”