May 27, 2014

Moore and... God is dead!

From June 2014 Diamond Previews, an interesting surprise project by Avatar Press!

(W) Alan Moore & Various (A) Facundo Percio & Various (CA) Jacen Burrows

The greatest assembled team of writers unleash all-new tales of Gods and men in the biggest event of the summer! Two giant-size issues could only be kicked off with the biggest writer in all of comics, ALAN MOORE, as he brings a tale only he could tell - when his personal God Glycon comes to Earth! Reunited with Facundo (Fashion Beast) Percio, Alan himself stars in a story about where Gods really get their power. [...] 

The Alpha and the Omega, two epic tomes that you don't want to miss! 
Available with lovely Regular, Iconic, and End of Days covers by series cover artist Jacen Burrows. Also a Carnage Wraparound by German Nobile and Divine and Pure Art Retailer Incentives by Burrows. You also don't want to miss the Glycon Leather cover by Burrows or get everything at once with the Deluxe Collector Set!"
UPDATE (from Bleedingcool): 
"[...] Alan Moore returns to comics with a fully scripted stand-alone story as part of the God is Dead universe which is poised to enter its second arc entitled The Book of Acts. God is Dead launched in 2013 with Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa as writers, later taken on fully by Costa, and drawn by German Erramouspe [...].
In August, a two-part significant addition to the story will include “Alpha” and “Omega” containing multiple stories of gods returned to earth, and encapsulated within Costa’s wider final answer to the question “Who killed God?” Alan Moore’s 10 page story with artist Facundo Percio (Fashion Beast), entitled “Grandeur and Monstrosity” delivers what comic readers almost certainly never expected to see: a full-blown discussion of the origin and significance of Glycon as a god. And so much more.
The story is set in the “modern day” of the God is Dead universe when many of the gods have already returned to earth, garnering worshipers and wreaking havoc, and the premise draws Moore even further into the world of current comics by including Alan Moore the character in a story of his own devising, as active participant and narrator. It’s a fourth-wall breaking astonishing appearance that shows just how experimental Moore is prepared to be as a writer.

As people become disillusioned by the returned gods, the noticeably unreturned god Glycon piques curiosity and hope in a few would-be-followers, drawing Moore into their desperate plea for a priest and an encounter with Glycon himself. Moore so deftly comments on the impact of “incarnated gods” and the ideas that sway humanity that the story, laced with “edgy” and very funny moments, acts as a kind of commentary on the whole God is Dead storyline. Expect to not only encounter Glycon for yourself as a reader, replete with his historical context, but also some of the other “returned Gods” in the Judeo-Christian tradition to react to this monstrous puppet deity.

[...] the comic is also dedicated to Steve Moore in honor of his work and the lasting impact he had on the lives of his friends."

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