Once and a while books come along that really capture your attention. Now a days it's so simple to glaze over upcoming releases because a lot of things look the same. However, this new announcement from Dark Horse is one that caught my eye. Media maverick Douglas Rushkoff is releasing a graphic novel this Fall entitled, Aleister & Adolf! This all-new original graphic novel, beautifully illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming views real-world history in a special kind of way.
Set against the backdrop of a battle-torn Europe, lies a story spanning generations and featuring some of the most notable and notorious idealists of the twentieth century. Legendary occultist Aleister Crowley develops a powerful and dangerous new weapon to defend the world against Adolf Hitler's own war machine, spawning an unconventional new form of warfare that is fought not with steel but with symbols and ideas. But these intangible arsenals are much more insidious than their creators could have ever imagined.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be an important graphic novel that will surely make a mark on the industry. Perhaps it will be as important as Maus was? I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
Aleister & Adolf will arrive from Dark Horse on November 2, 2016.