Right from the start, Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose's Sacrifice is identifiable as a work of passion. It was self-published – a risky proposition in the direct market – and it was a story of personal importance to the author. Humphries has epilepsy, and Sacrifice is the story of a boy whose epilepsy isn't only a source of frustration and anguish, but also a superpower that propels him into an adventure at the zenith of the Aztec civilization – and perhaps also provides the ultimate key to his agency.
That's not the only source of passion evident in Sacrifice, though. The premise of the series – a suicidal Joy Division fanatic has a seizure that sends him back in time to before Cortés' invasion of the Aztecs – provides a venue for Humphries to spit fire over how profoundly outrageous and angering the perception and purported 'history' of the Aztecs is. As someone fascinated by and familiar with the truth about the Aztecs, Humphries uses the series' bedrock of time travel, violence, and destiny, to help readers take a step towards that truth.
Dark Horse Comicshas announced that it will collectSacrifice, the critically acclaimed six-issue miniseries by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, in a deluxe hardcover this September. Following the story of Hector, an epileptic young man with a fondness for post-punk music hurled back in time to play a crucial role in a psychedelic ad
Sam Humphries has been on a bit of a roll lately. The critical success of his self-published books Sacrifice and Our Love is Real did not go unnoticed by Marvel, who brought him on to co-write Ultimate Comics Ultimates with Jonathan Hickman, before Humphries eventually took over as the series' solo writer. That eventually led to Humphries being tapped to participate in the Marvel Now initiative, this time
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This week on War Rocket Ajax, Chris and Matt are joined by Sam Humphries, writer of Our Love Is Real and, starting soon, Ultimate ComicsUltimates alongside Jonathan Hickman. Humphries tells us how he went
On sale next week is the first issue of Sacrifice, the new six-part indie comics miniseries written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Dalton Rose. The book finds a troubled teenage boy lost in the ancient Aztec empire, where he's become a central figure in a religious conflict. H
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