Preview: Aaron And Guéra Return To Their Radical Recount Of The Old Testament In ‘The Goddamned The Virgin Brides’ #1

by Oliver MacNamee

It’s been a while since Jason AaronR.M. Guéra and Giulia Brusco brought us their rather radical retelling of the early days of Biblical history and the Book of Genesis in the original series of Image Comics’ The Goddamned. And, as of this Wednesday 1st July the wait is over with The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides #1. I really enjoyed the first chapter, so it’s definitely a title I’ll be adding to my pull list. Will you be joining me? Here’s a preview of this week’s debut issue.

“Genesis 6:4. ‘…the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. And they bore children to them…’ 

In the time before the Great Flood, the world of man is a place of wanton violence and unbridled depravity. But hidden high atop a mountain, there is a very different sort of world. One without men. Here, the holy sisters at a secret nunnery live in paradise, a new Eden, rearing their flock of orphaned girls to embrace their future as blessed Brides of the Sons of God. But when Sharri and Jael, two girls on the cusp of flowering, uncover what it truly means to become a Bride, they realize there’s only one way to escape the bonds of matrimony: run like hell.

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