Monday, May 23, 2016

Crossover Covers: Agents of Light and Darkness

John Taylor is hired to find the Unholy Grail from which Judas Iscariot drank at the Last Supper. Appearing or mentioned are: the Street of the Gods (the Street of the Gods is from Green’s Hawk and Fisher novellas Winner Takes All and The God Killer); description theory bombs (a reference to description theory from Warren Ellis’ comic book Planetary, which takes place in an AU); one of Baron Frankenstein’s more successful creations (one of the many Frankenstein Monsters); Leo Morn and winter wine (from Green’s Drinking Midnight Wine); the Testimony of Grendel Rex (Grendel Rex is a member of the Drood family turned into a self-proclaimed god in Green’s Secret Histories novels); Shadows Fall and the Warriors of the Cross (from Green's Shadows Fall); copies of the Maltese Falcon (from Dashiell Hammett's novel, of course); a crate marked Antarctic Expedition 1936: Do not open until the Elder Ones return (from H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, although that story actually takes place in 19291930 rather than 1936); and Grendel’s Bane (Beowulf’s sword from the epic poem, bringing Beowulf into the CU).

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