A graphic novel telling a thrilling tale of passion, courage and determination. Michael Collins was a hero in life, and in death his legend continues to grow. Joining the IRB in London, he took his place in the GPO at Easter 1916, then created the Intelligence network that won freedom from British rule.
A thrilling tale of passion, courage and determination. Michael Collins became a hero: a soldier, a freedom-fighter, a ghost: Ireland’s Rebel Son. In life, in death, a legend.
Raised on songs and stories of Irish heroes and the struggle for Irish independence, young Michael Collins was sworn into the IRB in London by Sam Maguire. As Joseph Plunkett’s aide-de-camp he took his place in the GPO at Easter 1916. He rose through the ranks in the universities of Revolution, the prisons of Stafford and Frongoch, and returned to the work of independence when released. Mick was the man behind the scenes: creator of the Intelligence network, the Squad and orchestrated the war against the British. When De Valera demanded he take his place as a negotiator of the Treaty, he did his duty, and then defended his beliefs as the country degenerated to Civil War. Cut down by his countrymen in his own country, the Big Fella died on 22 August 1922 at Béal na mBláth, but his legend continues to grow.
This graphic novel chronicles the life and legacy of the legendary Michael Collins.
If you haven’t yet got your hands on a copy of this magnificent graphic novel, I’d highly recommend it
a fantastic production which will continue the process of educating and keeping the great name of Michael Collins alive and it’ll bring it to another generation of children
stylish … a superb body of work
Adding to O’Brien Press’s store of titles concentrating on the decade between 1912-1922, Michael Collins: Ireland’s Rebel Son rattles through the Big Fellow’s life from his involvement in the Easter Rising to his tragic demise. Writer Mario Corrigan’s pacing has a steely focus as he hits all the pertinent events, and allows an appropriate sense of space for his lying in state and funeral. David Butler’s art matches this subtly and with solemnity. Visual art makes memorable historical detail, which makes Ireland’s Rebel Son essential for any secondary school students of history