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Greek Street
Blood Calls For Blood


Author: Peter Milligan
Artist: Davide Gianfelice
Titan Books
RRP: £7.99, US $9 .99
ISBN: 978 1 84856 549 4
Available 28 May 2010

Lust, rage, pride, vengeance - these are the appetites that drove the tales and tragedies of the ancient Greeks. Now, on the streets of modern-day London, everything old is new again. The dark desires that doomed the likes of Oedipus, Agamemnon and Medea are calling to a new breed of royals and rogues. Strippers and psychics, cops and killers, peers of the realm and lords of the city - all of them have their part to play in deadly drama that's thousands of years old, yet always needs new blood to spill...

Greek Street: Blood Calls For Blood collects together issues #1 to 5 of the Greek Street comic book series.

Eddie is a young man who has been brought up in a children s home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. When he turns 18 he decides to track down his mother. Within hours of finding her, she's lying naked and dead at his feet. So he runs to Greek Street. And that's when his troubles really begin.

Greek Street takes the brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theatre of Dionysus in Ancient Greece - bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods - and transposes the narrative to the streets of modern-day London. If you're a fan of ancient Greek tales then you'll instantly warm to this collection - and be able to pick out the legendary characters which have been given a bit of a facelift. Oedipus, Agamemnon, Daedalus, Clytemnestra... they're all present and correct.

Even if you haven't the foggiest idea who any of the characters in the great Greek tragedies you'll still get a lot from this collection.


Darren Rea

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