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July 13, 2016 By Jon Somers
Diamondsteel Comics released the latest comic in its Saltire series at Glasgow Comic Con. Set in a mythological Scotland but inspired by historical events and real places, the stories centre on “Scotland’s first superhero”. Creator John Ferguson believes the new comic “meets the high standards” of America’s Marvel and DC Comics.
The comics follow Saltire’s encounters with Saxons, Romans, Highland clan warriors and also supernatural beings such as vampires and giants. A few characters have been inspired by historical events and figures, including the mysterious disappearance of the Roman auxiliary legion the 9th Hispana in Scotland in AD 120 and the Hebrides’ Lord of the Isles
John Ferguson creator of the comics said
“Saltire’s origin is built from myth and legend so a comparison might be Marvel’s Thor although perhaps a bit darker and grittier. He does have an iconic visual appeal similar to the famous American superheroes.”
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