Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Secret History Book Thirteen: Twilight of the Gods

Written by Jean-Pierre Pécau
Art by Igor Kordey

A new issue of The Secret History is always a good thing, even as the story becomes ever more complex and self-referential.

This volume covers the end of the Second World War, as Sicilian cosa nostra try to get the Ark of the Covenant to the Americans, who at the same time are working on ways to shut down William of Lecce's weather weapons program.  We also get the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The coolest part of this comic has always been the way in which Pécau works real historical mysteries and oddities into his gigantic narrative in a way that more or less fits with the story's internal logic.

I look forward to seeing this run end with the next issue, as we get ever closer to modern-day events.  I feel like this series has gone a long way to redeem Igor Kordey in the eyes of fans who hated his work on Grant Morrison's New X-Men run.

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