Sacrifice

Identity And Belonging In Humphries And Rose's 'Sacrifice'
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 To Collect Sam Humphries & Dalton Rose’s ‘Sacrifice’ In Deluxe Hardcover [Exclusive Preview]
Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will collect Sacrifice, 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 adventure inspired by the Aztec empire, the first five issues of Sa
War Rocket Ajax #103: How Sam Humphries Went From ‘Our Love Is Real’ to ‘Ultimates’
This week on War Rocket Ajax, Chris and Matt are joined by Sam Humphries, writer of Our Love Is Real and, starting soon, Ultimate Comics Ultimates alongside Jonathan Hickman. Humphries tells us how he went from the self-published sci-fi story of a man in love with a dog to writing one of Marvel's most prominent superhero titles, with a side trip to the Aztec empire along the way in Sacrifice... R