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Black Magic

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Publisher: Dark Horse

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 200 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Spanish

Isbn-10: 1593076967 | Isbn-13: 9781593076962 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
Today, the planet Venus is a literal hell of furnace-like temperatures and dense, poisonous atmosphere. But millions of years in its past, Venus teems with life and with a civilization far advanced to our own. The Nemisis supercomputer controls government functions, with bioroid "executors" created to carry out the system's utopian edicts. But trouble brews even in paradise, as different executors vie for control of Nemesis, forcing the governing system to secretly create Duna Typhon, a super-bioroid "sleeper," raised among the human populace, ready to use her awesome powers should Nemesis be co-opted to turn paradise into paradise last.
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    As a teenager I dabbled in Manga and when I saw these comics for sale in the Oxfam I recognised the covers immediately. I had no memory of the story but they were very striking visually. I have to say given the choice beween anime worlds and the superhero worlds of American comics I much prefer a ...continue

    As a teenager I dabbled in Manga and when I saw these comics for sale in the Oxfam I recognised the covers immediately. I had no memory of the story but they were very striking visually. I have to say given the choice beween anime worlds and the superhero worlds of American comics I much prefer anime worlds. This story took place many many milennia ago on Venus and transforms Greek myth into computer governments, robots and clones. It's a lovely setting and an interesting premise. Unfortunately, it's execution is a little rough. The four comics are mostly a series of short stories about different events in the world. There's kinda too much action and exposition and not enough of exploring the world through the events as they unfold. It's clumsy and awkward but still enjoyable. It made me think I should go back and try more manga again.

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