Monday, June 12, 2017

Oldest 'comic book' boasts all-woman cast

It’s been more than a millennium since one of the oldest, goriest and most action-drenched comic books of all time was published.  So, it’s probably safe to reveal a spoiler.  In "Psychomachia" or "Contest of the Soul," the bad guys get it in the end. They really get it.

Needless to say the book — an epic poem drawn by 10th century monks with a decidedly graphic novel flair — never fell under the ratings jurisdiction of the Comics Code Authority.  The poem was originally written by Prudentius, a 5th century governor who increasingly devoted his life to ensuring there was sufficient God-fearing sentiment in his jurisdiction.

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