The days of hate is the fourth and "final" chapter in the saga of the invasion of Erondár by the army of the undead of the necromancer Saul Jeranas.

Days of Hate are the fourth and final installment in necromancer Saul Jeranas' saga of the undead invasion.
The symbol on the title page indicates the fourth chapter of the mini-saga of the undead

If you want to take a dip in the saga of "Dragonero the Rebel”You can do it in this article summary of the books released to date.
Go with the intro!

"Scornful, relentless memory
Ripped of all but drives
Undressed by betrayal
Zero tolerance for the soul dead

Fuel for Hatred, Volcano, 2002, Satyricon

The days of hate

In Days of Hate, Ian and Myrva travel to the City of the Dead to save their brother Drev
Ian and Gmor launch into the City of the Dead on a rescue mission

The survivors of the invasion of the undead army of Jeranas are frantically searching for a scapegoat: the returnees, those whom the Khame have brought back from the dead. These creatures, once considered myths, now "blasphemous", will have to be killed a second and final time! An army of fanatics heads to the City of the Dead, intending to raze it to the ground. In these real days of hatred, Ian and Myrva embark on a desperate mission to save their brother Drev, who is also a returner.

Episode analysis

Old Man Gmor tells, once again, and tells de The days of hate!

Luca Enoch scripts a book characterized by two lines closely intertwined with each other. The first is the one full of action, after all we follow the assault of an angry mob to the City of the Dead to permanently erase from the face of the Erondár the Returners, deceased brought back by the khame, considered, erroneously, equal to the undead, summoned by Jeranas, who have raged everywhere.

In Days of Hatred we witness the systematic elimination of the Returners. The population still lives in terror of the undead
An angry but organized crowd hunts the Returners

The other line is that of emotions. The irrational turmoil and the violence of the crowd, which is unleashed in these days of hatred, increases the concern of Ian and Myrva that pushes them to intervene because there, within the walls of the City of the Dead, their brother Drev resides. Will this decision perhaps mark the beginning of the friction between Ian and Chancellor Ausofer?

Besides Drev, Ian meets his ancestor Aarno Wildface (known in the register Cruel cutting machine, Black Dragon n. 39), he who had forged the sword of the gods Varliedart (the Dragon Hunters), and the captain of the mercenary company where he had served as a young man, Greevo Senzanima. We thus become aware of how the company has been cut down, for those who also follow the series soulless it will undoubtedly be a "beautiful" discovery!

The last pages of Drev's rescue mission are connected at the very beginning of the register, almost to close a circle, thus we discover the "origins" of the hermitage of Old Man Gmor!

A few scattered pages, plus the closing ones, present two new characters: a necromancer, Rohard, and a ghoul who saved him for his nefarious ends. At first glance, these seem a little too similar to those of Jeranas, but we are only at the beginning and it is equally true that Enoch and Vietti have shown us many times their ability to weave a story with great skill, always which thus extends to the great tapestry of the Dragonero saga.

During Days of Hate, a future threat emerges for Ian and his companions, a ghoul who frees a returning necromancer from the City of the dead.
Who will ever be the hooded ghoul?

At the opening

Luca Barbieri in the editorial Chronicles of the Rebellion, mostly dedicates himself to the previous issue, specifying which of the three authors (Alex Massacci, Lorenzo Nuti, Luca Bonessi) drew what. He then analyzes the second death, at the hands of Gmor and his Troll Slaughterer, of Yeraban Sarra who first fell during the War of the Black Queens. A tragic moment for everyone that has its roots in the previous incarnation of the Dragonero saga (The day of heroes n. 62) and then continued in the register Told at night (No. 27) of Dragonero the Rebel. How we got to read, and we will read more 

Each step, by Dragonero, is linked to the previous one and a prelude to the next ...

The pace is different, the heart is the same

Drawings & lettering

Gianluca Pagliarani (drawings) and Paolo Francescutto (colors) on the cover portray the moment of the raid on the City of the Dead. As usual, the scene evokes what is happening below, while the urgency of Ian and Gmor's mission is perceived.

Alessandro Bignamini deals with the drawings of almost the entire register. His trait follows the story, of these days of hatred, full of action, whether this is in the foreground, therefore with an abundance of details, or at a distance, focusing on the architecture of the space that contains the events. Intense and impressive in its might is the double splash page of the City of the Dead ready to be besieged.

The flashback is instead by Giancarlo Olivares which depicts the bloody defeat of the mercenary company of the soulless and its captain Greevo.

Lettering is always the best Luke Rope.

It is summer and, like every year, it is also time for Analysis coloured!

The kingdom of wolves

Not only Days of Hate, but also the Wolves Kingdom Color Special this summer!
A young imperial raider Ian who enters it The kingdom of wolves

Some rebels occupy a monastery in imperial territory, taking prisoners all the monks and young students who reside there. The hermitage is inaccessible to anyone, except for the Imperial Raiders. Among their ranks, after having "taken leave" of the notorious mercenary company of "the Senzanima”, A young Ian Aranill. His mission is to flush out the rebels, but the task will prove to be very complex, leading him to face unspeakable horrors ...

Special analysis

Luca Enoch it bases a tense, vibrant story, full of action, but above all of reflection.

The story appears simple at the beginning, a group of ruthless warriors has taken hostage an isolated monastery by killing the monks and holding the novices belonging to the noble families of the Empire hostage, it will be up to the Raiders to resolve this thorny situation. Then, however, as the story progresses, like Ian's footsteps, power games, orders, oppression, eradication of culture, violence, revenge and much more are revealed ...

The Ian that accompanies us in this Analysis, he's not Dragonero, he's not a hero, he's not a rebel, he's not even a kid (known in the pages of Adventures) and is no longer one of the soulless, just a "simple" raider. Yet we begin to notice how all the experiences he has accumulated up to now are directing him towards the path we know well. His abilities are unquestionable, expert in dealing with everyone and understanding the flow of the situation, skilled warrior and honorable (even when he behaves in the opposite way), his courage is on the verge of unconsciousness, but what young man does not is? Although his moral compass is forming, he is already strong and reverberates with that of the Ian we know, especially in doubts about what is right and wrong. The closing of the register in this is perfect to show us.

The Ian we see in Kingdom of the Wolves is still a long way from what we know, but that's it!
Ian is not really in a simple simple situation ...

In its own hero's journey, Ian Aranill has a through as well The kingdom of wolves. The often non-linear nature of the stories told about our Dragonero, allows us each time to stop and think about why he behaved in a certain way or why he did, and it is precisely thanks to these new pieces that we appreciate this more and more. 'now works among the leading titles of Sergio Bonelli Editore!

At the opening

In the editorial Luca Barbieri reveals the specialty of Analysis.
By Ian Aranill we have seen several moments of his "honorum course”, The daredevil kid of the Adventures, his youthful parenthesis as a mercenary in the ranks of soulless, then cadet, officer of the empire, scout, hero, rebel and some glimpse of the future elderly bearded warrior. Very little was known about his career as a raider, we had just read something in the register bis of 2021. The tenth Analysis di Black Dragon, therefore, it is all about an episode that took place while he was active in the body of the raiders!

The imperial raiders as soon as they finish a mission go to The Kingdom of the Wolves
Imperial Raiders are ready for anything!

Barbieri also reminds us of the numerous summer outings of Black Dragon, beyond Analysis that we hold in our hands: The days of hate (no. 33), The forgotten (no. 33-Bis), Born in battle (no. 34) and Soulless, Underworld written by Barbieri himself.

Finally, if you are passing through Florence, a visit to the Bonelli Story exhibition at the Museo degli Innocenti is recommended (until 18 September 2022) for the celebrations of the publishing house's eighty years.

Drawings & lettering

Massimo Dall'Oglio is the real star of this summer album. His are the drawings and coloring, aided by Nicola Dessi, and his is also the cover, while Paolo Francescutto deals with the colors of the latter.

What to say about Massimo Dall'Oglio? The trait of him is unique, almost a harmonic crasis between the manga style and the western one. To further embellish the drawings is the particular “digital watercolor” coloring technique that refers to the Master Hayao Miyazaki. A truly unique result!

The exclusive video ketch by Massimo Dall'Oglio himself who designs Ian

In the lettering booth we find Omar Tuis.

In the next few days we will deal with "The forgotten” (“Dragonero the Rebel"N. 33bis, July 23). I apologize to those who read us, but I'm a little late with the summer releases of Black Dragon, I'll try to recover as soon as possible!

From the shadows we rise. In silence we strike.

The rebels of Erondár