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Greek Street: Cassandra Complex by Peter Milligan and Davide Gianfeelice

29 Aug

Title: Greek Street Vol. 2: Cassandra Complex

Author: Peter Milligan and Davide Gianfeelice

Publisher: Vertigo 2010

Genre: Graphic Novel; Fantasy

Pages: 144

Rating:  5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Graphic Novels

How I Got It: borrowed from library

Boasting a “Greek Chorus” of sexy strippers, vengeful gangsters, a murderous youth and a disturbed clairvoyant teenaged girl, GREEK STREET is Peter Milligan’s reimagining of the brutal and visceral tragedies of Ancient Greece played out on the mean streets of modern-day London. In this second volume, a shocking new drama unfolds on the blood, tear and fluid-stained stage of Greek Street as disturbed mother-killer Eddie and aristo visionary, Sandy, try to get to London where Dedalus investigates a suicide and an urban witch tries to get through to a monster. Don’t miss this sexy blend of crime, supernatural surrealness and soap opera, all using characters and plots that are simultaneously familiar yet intesnely brand new.

Another Greek masterpiece.  I love this series.  It takes all the pain of the original Greek tragedies and turns them into something new and modern.  We can understand the underlying themes of all the Greek plays through a new lens.  If I continue, this review will just turn into gushing and more gushing.  Plus I don’t want to spoil the storyline for you.  It’s too good to miss.  Unfortunately the third volume won’t be out for another few months. I will have to bid my time until then…

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