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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-31 08:22 pm

Britannia #4 brought the series to an end.

The issue began with Antonius Axia's life nearly ending.

Dispatched from Rome to investigate the goings-on up north, he who'd earned the name Detectioner was almost at the truth of things.

He'd been turning them over in his mind, in his tent, when the woman Bodmall came to him.

They embraced, her hands on his back.

Then her hands changed, against her will, and went for his neck.

He held her off with his sword. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-28 07:49 pm

Britannia #3 opened on memories of war.

Antonius Axia was remembering his service as a centurion.

His memories awoke his instincts; he blocked the sword raised against him with his own.

His attacker headbutted him and tried another swing.

" .. it's been years since I was a legionnaire. " thought Antonius.

" But that thing with time still happens. "

He watched the blade drawn back. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-24 07:51 pm

Britannia #2 picked right up where #1 left off.

The Roman Antonius Axia, tasked by the Emperor Nero to investigate goings on in that place, was in the thick of them.

A monstrosity loomed before him on a field of gore.

Then it resolved into a more pleasing shape- the beckoning spirit of his dead wife.

It was still what it was, though. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-21 07:50 pm

Britannia's a four-issue miniseries from Valiant.

It's written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Juan José Ryp.

It opens in Etrusca, on the chief of the Vestal Virgins and a centurion of the Italian First Legion.

She, Rubria, had a task for him, Antonius Axia- rescue one of hers from a local cult.

She put it to him unofficially, because it wouldn't do to lose face by asking for official help.

He took three legionnaires to face the cult.

There was the shedding of blood, and then him and the one he'd gone to save.

There was red and green. )