Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Peace be upon you!

Ever wake up in the morning and say: "Gee, I wish there was a comic featuring a Muslim protagonist, mythological Hindu superheroes, and a cute girl?"

Well, your wish has been been fulfilled:

Meet Vimanarama, by Grant Morrison and Philip Bond. The religious elements seem a bit garbled, but the story features Satanic villians who curse God and seek to foul all Creation. They're opposed by the Ultra-Hadeen, heroes drawn from Hindu mythology. The main character's Ali, a hapless young Muslim who lives in the UK. He spends some time in Heaven, or someplace near it - a sequence that's drawn with great imagination. But religion aside, Vimanarama's just a whole lot of fun. Give it a look. And peace be upon you!

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