Fascination With the Gods
Since my early days reading comics, I have been fascinated with the Gods. Whether they be Greek, or Norse, their stories and their apparent foibles I found fascinating. Not to mention the plethora of Goddesses who are not only beautiful (as depicted by the artist), but they kick all kinds of ass while being so. So, if you mix up both of these attributes, Gods who are flawed along with Goddesses who take no Sh*t from anyone, you have captured an avid reader.
Hunt. Kill. Repeat.
Fortunately for me, the good folks at Mad Cave Studio’s read my mind with their upcoming title, Hunt. Kill. Repeat. Brought to life by writer Mark London and uber talented upcoming artist Francesco Archidiacono. But not only that, they have recruited talented inker Marc Deering to add his expertise to the project. When added with the steady hands of colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer Rus Wooton, Hunt. Kill. Repeat has set a monumental bar for the series to launch from.
Corrections Need to Be Made
As has been depicted many times in literature, the Gods are a needy bunch. They demand worship and servitude from those they consider beneath them, which is pretty much everyone. But when it appears that their “subjects” were replacing the Gods with technology, that proved to be a tipping point. Especially to Zeus who was affronted by the seeming lack of respect. When Zeus, is unhappy, all of his children should be unhappy as well. That is the way of Zeus. Thus, the Gods made correction. Assailing the mortal world and bringing it back to under their strict, but warm embrace. Even if that meant killing a bunch of them. Collateral damage is a part of war, even for the Gods.
But not ALL of his children agreed with this direction. Artemis wanted no part of the world that Zeus had created. So, she went down her own path, settling on Earth with the mortals, striving to take no part in the world in which Zeus had made. Needless to say, this didn’t go over well with her father. Especially when she settled down with a mortal man and became with child. As one might expect, this didn’t transpire without repercussions. Zeus was a strict father and demanded obedience. Even though his methods were cruel. Artemis found this out the hard way.
When it was all said and done, Artemis was without her husband AND her child. All that was left was VENGEANCE. And when it comes to retribution, Artemis skills were made for such a pursuit: HUNT. KILL. REPEAT.
This has all the earmarks of a classic Mad Cave tale. An exciting premise combined with the established prose of Mark London and the burgeoning skills of artist Francesco Archidiacono. One need only look at the first issue to see that this book will be a page turning affair and a must read for early 2023.
Issue 1 of Hunt. Kill. Repeat. by Mark London, Francesco Archidiacono, Marc Deering, Lee Loughridge and Rus Wooton is available March 3, 2023, by Mad Cave Studios. Also check out our interview with Mad Cave Studios founder and writer Mark London here.
Senior Writer at GeekVibesNation – I am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 18 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes.