Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff weaves a mind-bending tale of iconography and mysticism. During the Second World War, the legendary occultist Aleister Crowley develops a powerful and dangerous new weapon in the conflict against the Axis powers. But this unconventional new form of warfare could cast the world into Armageddon!
Magic, sex, and war. While Aleister & Adolf does merge both fiction and nonfiction, it identifies more with fiction than anything else. Despite the shortness of the book, it does take a little while to read as the plot is decently complex. If you have any interest in the strange nature of history, I would suggest you check this out.
The black and white color scheme was a surprise, yet it works really well for the book in my opinion. The choice manages to focus more on the occult and sexual elements in the story, then anything else and enhances the art by Michael Avon Oeming. I will admit the sexual scenes are graphic and well drawn, but it’s good to get a heads up for that just in case you’re not comfortable with that. That gets really interesting considering the war is toned down for the most part.
Story: Douglas Rushkoff Art: Michael Avon Oeming
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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