“The more I see of what you call civilization, the more highly I think of what you call savagery!” REH

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Avatar's Caligula: Heart of Rome #1 December (warning)

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The first Caligula series was so fascinating to me as an exploration of what comics could be capable of. When I heard about a sequel in the works I was very excited.

I will be the first to say that this isn't for everyone. In fact I would venture to say that it probably isn't for very many at all. But for me it is something of a dream mash-up. First I am a fan of Ancient Roman history. Second I am a fan of supernatural tales of horror. It is not often that these two subjects collide in any medium, let alone the comics medium. Add to this the absolutely amazing painted art of German Nobile and Avatar's flare for multiple covers and I am completely sold!

It has taken several re-readings of Lapham's first Caligula along with comparisons and analysis of his other work in Crossed and Ferals to really begin to appreciate what is happening here. There is a deep and ancient evil at work which a can't wait to explore.