Egypt

 EGYP   (Vertigo, 1995-1996)

™ and ©1995 Peter Milligan

(From The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Pure filth. Incest, human excrement, zombies, murder, torture, sex, foul language, missing penises, and even more human excrement—have comics ever seen such depravity? Well, the more the better, because Peter Milligan has conceived an excellent series.

One Vincent Me, selfish, self-obsessed, miserable cretin, is murdered by a group of nutters experimenting with near-death experiences, influenced by the ancient pharaohs of Egypt. Poor Vince doesn’t survive the experience, but is reincarnated in ancient Egypt. And that’s when all the fun starts. After taking revenge on his murderers, he’s back to Egypt to become involved in various battles between gods and the like. Milligan’s plot is masterful, centering on rebirth and love, and his dialogue is exceptional. He also fleshes out the personality of our protagonist with great skill, especially the references to his incestuous thoughts regarding his sister. Milligan has really excelled himself here, while the ancient Egypt of artists Glyn Dillon, Roberto Corona, and Phil Gascoine is a captivating place. You can believe the brutality and depravity as the underbelly of the advanced Egyptian culture. And just when you think you’ve figured everything out, there’s a surprise revelation about Egypt. The only let-down is the Hollywoodish ending, where our antihero sails off into the sunset with his lover. Then again the poor lad did atone for his past (or future) misdoings. After all, who of us is perfect? ~HY

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