WEBCOMIC: The Cattle Raid of Cooley hits chapter 7
Paddy Brown’s webcomic The Cattle Raid of Cooley, the award-winning adaptation of the ancient Irish epic, took a bit of a breather for a few weeks when it reached the end of chapter 6. Now it’s back, rested and reinvigorated, ready to launch into chapter 7!
The first six chapters are still available to read on the site, but to recap: Ailill and Medb, king and queen of Connacht, have launched a winter war on Ulster, and, thanks to the interference of a couple of gods, Ulster is completely defenceless apart from sixteen-year-old rookie border guard Cú Chulainn and his charioteer Láeg. Cú Chulainn has successfully held up the invading army by challenging them to a series of single combats, but it’s been going on for months, and and chapter 7 begins he’s exhausted and severely wounded. Now we’re going to find out who he really is, and what that means for his enemies!