also for the younger fans...
everything old looks a little hoky (excepting The Wild Bunch perhaps)
but Secret Wars is awesome for many reasons... it kicked off the whole epic crossover thing, and its also where Spidey first ever got THE BLACK
now on the INDIE side... anyone know THE INVISIBLES?
the "initiation" of the Brazilian Witch "Lord Fanny" is almost too great to share casually...
meaning if i tell you that a young person is initiated across time in a magical act that intruduces him/her to the lords of death and crosses 20 years
of time... it wont do the work any justice...
in the tale a LONG line of brazilian witches is ALMOST interupted when only sons are born to the latest generation... Granma, some scary old bone in
the nose lady that can curdle milk with a glance decides to raise the youngest boy as a girl, to fool the spirits, and continue the line...
so theres a time when the young person is to become a "witch" and she (he? damn it gets confusing) is introduced to the lords of death, who decide to
keep her, rather than let her return to earth with the powers of a witch... she tells them a joke, the king of death laughs, and says that he likes
the little boy/girl, but that she still owes..
years later when the witch is almost overcome in an attack from the bad team, the "timeless" nature of the initiation rears, and the witch finds
herself again in front of the boney king of death, and being reminded of the debt, simply offers her attacker..
the events in the tale are NOT AS AWESOME as reading the tale
as the reader follows the character through a magical awakening, the reader is allowed access to a version of an awakening process of their own..
the writer is a fan of Robert Anton Wilson and this is a technique that RAW explored in prose...
i havenet finished INVISIBLES yet. theres still one or 2 graphic novels to go ... im saving them for a rainy day because theyre that good.
edit on 26-5-2013 by uwascallywabbit because: spelling