Synopsis: For 2000 years the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every 30 years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality. But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel and she’s not going willingly…
Review: Titan Comics have partnered with Hammer Films to bring this 21st comic book adaptation of ‘The Mummy’.
Due out on November 9 this comic book interpretation of one of the most classic horror franchises brings forth an eerie story, but in a contemporary 21st century setting.
The first issue does a great job of setting the table for what is to come.
The opening pages show an early ritual in which a woman gives herself willingly to the enslavement.
Things then skip forward to modern day London in which a modern day version of the sect are discussing where their next Human sacrifice will come from.
The book uses modern issues such as sex trafficking to great effect and Peter Milligan’s writing is easy to follow with some fantastic dialogue.
The art work by Robinson Ferire is really good. I especially enjoyed the pages at the beginning, which focused on the ritual and had all the Egyptian costumes.
To sum up this opening issue is very well presented and even includes an article by Hammer Films expert Marcus Hearn who talks about the 1959 Hammer film on which this particular comic book series is based on. Five variant covers are available. All of which are great!
Issue One of ‘The Mummy’ will be available through all good comic stores on 9 November and will also be available digitally via comixology. You can learn more about this book at: titan comics.com
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