Review: Roman Ritual TPB

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“…and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” How can the Holy See last when an evilness spreads within, touching the core of the same institution? A new miniseries by master of horror, writer El Torres!

A cynical, and rebellious priest, with all the angst of teenager, seems to be the only who can save the church from itself in Roman Ritual. The main character John Beckett, may remind some readers of Vertigo/DC’s John Constantine in some ways. Yet, there is one key difference, John Beckett has faith. That faith makes him the churches only chance at being saved from its own corruption, and the possession of its pope.

The artwork is dark, and some times disgusting as the story goes on. Yet that works well for the novel which is focused so clearly on corruption and demonic possession.The landscapes of Rome by artist Jaime Martinez are drawn in a superb fashion.

Story: El Torres Art: Jaime Martinez
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Amigo Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review