01 Temmuz, 2009

Greek Street

You're a boy from the hood. You're brought up rough in a children's home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. Then at 18 you decide to track down your mother. Within hours of finding her, she's lying naked and dead at your feet. So you run to Greek Street. And that's when your troubles really begin...

Boasting a cast of sexy strippers, murderous gangsters, body-snatching mad women and a disturbed young girl who can see the future, GREEK STREET is Peter Milligan's reimagining of those brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece - bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods - played out on the mean streets of modern-day Red-Light London.

Milligan - best known for his super-smart Vertigo work like SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, HUMAN TARGET and now HELLBLAZER- joins forces with illustrator Davide Gianfelice (NORTHLANDERS) to create an epic ongoing series that's both familiar yet completely new and always with the bloody, visceral edge that makes it a Vertigo book. Take a trip to GREEK STREET where the old stories are not through with us yet. On sale July 1 o 40 pg, FC, $1.00 / MATURE READERS

“Sex, death, ambition, revenge and a reminder that some stories are too true and too dangerous to ever die. GREEK STREET crackles with Promethean fire.” —Grant Morrison

"Eddie has echoes of the great king, Oedipus," Milligan told CBR. "He has issues with his parentage, and there is certainly a doomed quality to him. But our hero is very un-heroic, very modern. The trick is that he doesn't exist simply as a modern-day representation of Oedipus. I know kids who came from 'broken' homes, who had it very rough when they were young, and it's important that Eddie exists as a believable character in his own right, above and beyond the parallels between antiquity and contemporaneity. In other words, yes. He is a doomed young hero-but maybe no more doomed than a lot of young people in his situation, in an unforgiving city.


"The idea that what we might call ‘human progress’ is a myth is one of the central conceits of Greek Street. Those ancient stories speak to us, I think, because fundamentally we have not changed or progressed that much. Our gods might be different, or at least go under different names. Our technology has obviously advanced. But when it comes to a lot of the really important human stuff, I wonder if we ever really progress."

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