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The story is really two parts: "The End of Delight" and "Tied Down By The Temptress Of Torment"

The End of Delight

The End of Delight is the main story. This story focuses on the tarot card 10 of swords, which represents Ruin. Gloriana wakes up in Gloria's body after a wild night of sex. Gloriana decides to do some Superhero work before returning Gloria's body to her for work.

The story splits when Gloria is at work and Gloriana is in Thule (Paradise Island). Gloria really believes she is imagining things that Gloriana is doing and Gloriana is being visited by the 10 of Swords. The 10 of Swords brings warning and ultimately leads to the separation of Gloria and Gloriana.

"Tied Down By The Temptress Of Torment"

This story is the Glory story that Troy reads after waking up from his wild night of sex with Gloria. Tied Down By the Temptress Of Torment is a Golden Age inspired story with death traps and no knowledge of the feminist movement. This issue would also be drawn by Matt Martin to give the comic a change in visual continuity.

VariantCover ArtistltdRelease Date
MartinMatt Martin
ParkAndy Park
HaleyMatt Haley
FinchDavid Finch
MychaelsMarat Mychaels
FreedomKarl Waller1500May 2002
HallCarrie Hall1500June 2002


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 10 of Swords (Ruin) Being the sister series to Promethea, it may be best to have read Promethea first.  With Promethea laying out the occult concepts Alan Moore enjoys, the symbols in Glory may be easier to understand.  On the superficial level, this issue is a trip.  Gloriana wakes up in Gloria's body after a wild night of sex.  Gloriana does some Superhero things and returns Gloria her body.  While separated the 10 of Swords (Ruin) confronts Gloriana and gives her a warning.   Much like ...

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