May 27, 2013
27 First Set (Twenty-Seven)/ Charles Soule & others
A "how to sell your soul to the devil and get away with it" story, told in a refreshing contemporary way.
Rock guitarist wants to regain his ability to play. Somehow gets hooked up with an entity called The Nine.
Not exactly the devil but a devil's bargain in that sense.
Strange buttons embedded in his chest, each giving him strange creative abilities.
He gets 27 chances, hence the title.
And what happens in the end?
A perfectly logical twist.
Like I wrote earlier, in a way this is the ageless "how to sell your soul to the devil and get away with it" story.
Like the Billy Goats Gruff triumphing against the troll.
Underdog wins. That's all I can say.
(Aside: from another angle, it's like the devil and trolls being short changed, but that's for another tale, I think).