Comic Con hits Braehead Arena

Comin convention arrives at Glasgow's Braehead Arena
Comin convention arrives at Glasgow's Braehead Arena

Since its release in 2013, home grown Scottish superhero series “Saltire” has seen great success, featuring at the Edinburgh Book Festival, gaining multiple award nominations and outselling major international superhero franchises within Scotland.

Now the team behind the big, ginger hero have remastered the popular origin story “Saltire Invasion” and will be launching the deluxe edition this weekend at Glasgow Film and Comic Con.

The book has been completely reworked since its original release and creator John Ferguson is excited about the new title.

“This is the perfect version of a hugely popular book. Saltire fans have been looking forward to this for a while and the launch is going to be a lot of fun.

“It’s a cool event with lots of film and TV stars so we had to make sure Scotland’s superhero was there too.

“Artists Claire Roe and Lauren Knight have done a great job of reimaging the book and we’re delighted with the results.”

Anticipation for the new book is growing with over 25,000 views of the online Saltire trailer as fans send Scotland’s superhero viral. The popularity of the series has spread rapidly with the author believing that success could become international.

“We want to take Saltire’s popularity across the Atlantic.” says Ferguson. “A lot of reviewers and fans compare the series with the American superhero franchises and the sweeping worlds of Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings so we think it will appeal to a wider audience.”

The critically acclaimed series is three books into Ferguson’s planned eight book story arc of the immortal protagonist and a compendium of the first three books is next on the agenda for the hardworking author.

Ferguson continues “We’ll be unveiling the iconic cover art for the compendium at the Comic Con. It’s an amazing image by artist Alex Ronald and we’ll be giving away free posters of the art at the event as a thanks to all the fans for their support.”

The Saltire Invasion Deluxe Edition graphic novel hits bookstores and comic book shops the week after Glasgow Film and Comic Con with Ferguson appearing for signings at selected bookstores.

For more information on this weekends event at Braehead Arena, please email info@diamondsteelcomics.com