Four immortal brothers and sisters are entrusted with ivory cards in the dawn of prehistory by a dying shaman, and told never to use the cards together. Four immortal brothers and sisters, four archons, leaping through time, consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of Western civilization. But now, a fifth Archon is attempting to bring about ArmageddFour immortal brothers and sisters are entrusted with ivory cards in the dawn of prehistory by a dying shaman, and told never to use the cards together. Four immortal brothers and sisters, four archons, leaping through time, consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of Western civilization. But now, a fifth Archon is attempting to bring about Armageddon! This volume collects Books Seven through Fourteen and covers the period from World War I to the end of World War II....
|Title||:||The Secret History Omnibus Volume 2|
|Number of Pages||:||336 Pages|
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The Secret History Omnibus Volume 2 Reviews
Fantastic art and story line. Writing could flow a bit better; sometimes it feels like too much is crammed into a panel and can prove to be very dense.UPDATE:For some reason I keep on reading this series again and again. And now am beginning to realise the authors breadth of research and knowledge and how carefully they have woven real events into the fiction. An example, this book: HHhH. (Yes, that is the name of the book).Very nice, highly recommended.UPDATE 2:I am watching Oliver Stones Untold history of the United States; very much serves to highlight the depth in this comic series. The caricatures of personalities of the time are amazingly lifelike, for example Generals Groves and Eisenhower -- very good scholarship and research. Also very successful at capturing the mood of the time among scientists and people involved in the atom bomb research.UPDATE 3:This series and particularly this volume continues to amaze. Now, this incident, also depicted and cleverly used in the story line -- but with a twist.http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-3296...
Even better than the first volume. Kordey's art is fantastic, as usual, and the story takes on new complexities that are a joy to behold. Definitely worth reading.
This volume is a lot more conspiracy mystical and arcane than the first volume. A great deal of the later part of the book centers around the SS and their alleged obsession with the arcane. It seems like humans are close to getting the upper hand on the Archons in what looks like a mankind versus the Gods battle for supremacy. The flow of the story tends to be disjointed at times probably due to the translation from French. Nice graphics.
This is a much tighter volume than the first, and the story is well put together. It still suffers from some of the same pacing issues, and not all of the characters or scenarios are properly introduced, but there are more recurring characters, which provides a stronger grip on the narrative. I still think with a few tweaks this could have been an all-time great series, but as it stands it's still very interesting.
Where do I start? Seriously? There are a lot of great things in this book. Maybe too many to get with a single read. I love that the authors use really obscure historical personages rather than easy to find ones. The art work is gorgeous, and just keep getting better, but make no mistake. You will need the Wikipedia by your side as you read this. The scope of this story is really impressive. It tracks four archons and an imposter as they affect history. Along the way, you come across well known luminaries, like Pablo Picaso, and less well known people from history. In any case, you should approach each chapter as a short story, otherwise it gets hard to keep track. Not a quick and easy comic, but definitely worth it.
Graphics still exceptional but the story is getting muddled as we evolve away from the origins. i struggle to remember who is working for whom. id rate this a 3.5 if i could but not a 4
Fascinating possible alternative history full of the elder God mythos. I recommend them, even though I started with number 2.
Hugely entertaining for an alternate history fan!