This Wednesday, July 19th, Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4, written by Peter Milligan with Juan José Ryp on art, hits newsstands, the final chapter in a Roman-era murder mystery that will pit man against the divine. Check out these preview pages that Valiant was kind enough to share!
There’s a reason Peter Milligan is revered as one of the best writers of the modern age, and Britannia serves once again to demonstrate his prowess in any sort of fiction he tackles. The Roman culture pops and flourishes with an authenticity under his pen in a way that so many novels and film stabs at the era and locale fail to achieve. Ryp takes that wordsmithery and creates a lived-in, genuine backdrop that doesn’t pretend to be pristine and artificial. You can feel the dirt on Achillia’s face and recoil slightly from the anger lines crisscrossing Antonius’ face. If you’re a history buff, a murder mystery enthusiast, or just like a good yarn, this book was tailor-made for you.
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #4, written by Peter Milligan with Juan José Ryp on art, is on sale Wednesday, July 19th, from Valiant Entertainment.
From the official issue description:
Death and the deity!The horrifying truth behind Rome’s grisly string of murders has finally come to light… but will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner – the gladiator Achillia – be able to stomach it? It’s a race against the clock to stop a serial killer – who may very well be the vengeful spirit of Apollo himself — before it strikes again! But should Antonius and Achillia fail in their mission, they’ll condemn not only Rome…but those Antonius holds dear as well.Visionary creators Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring the latest case for history’s first detective to a chilling close…and forever alter the history of civilization itself!