Author : Grant Morrison
Art : Seems to keep changing
Genre : Mythology, Epic, Comics
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Summary : From Grant Morrison, the acclaimed writer of Batman, and superstar artist, Mukesh Singh comes “18 Days”, the story of three generations of super- warriors, meeting for the final battle of their age. 18 Days is a re-imagining of the great myth, the Mahabharata and follows the course of the climactic war that concludes the age of the gods and begins the age of man.
Thoughts : I had spotted book two by this author in a Pooja shop (yes indeed) and asked them if book one was available. Sadly it was not but I got back home, went online and did some googling when I came across the Graphic India Twitter page. They had pinned a tweet to their profile promoting their app, Graphic Pop. Downloading it, I discovered to my delight, the 18 days comic by Grant Morrison on the app. For free!
Now I am not sure if this is just half of book one or if it is a completely different book altogether but I read it. Mainly to see if I ought to go back and boy book two but based on what I read I’ve decided to buy both of them next year as a bit of a treat for myself.
The art was nice. I wouldn’t say great but it was certainly better than most other Indian comics I’ve read so far and the story was quite fun to follow. Mainly since I can’t remember a bit of the Mahabaratha I was told as a child. This is a fun way to remember the story without going through arguments about who was better than whom and who committed what sin against whom. It’s fun and certainly worth buying. I hadn’t heard of the author before this but I’ve now added a few of his books to my TBR list on goodreads.