Caligula, Volume 01

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A supernatural horror tale set in ancient Rome, exploring the madness, violence, and depravity of the infamous Roman emperor, Caligula.

In an age of depravity, one man's appetites horrified the entire Roman Empire... the mad emperor, Caligula. When his family was brutally slaughtered by Caligula and his court, Junius travels to Rome to avenge their deaths, but discovers that the emperor cannot be killed, no matter how bloody the wound! Renamed Felix and admitted into Caligula's ...

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Overview

A supernatural horror tale set in ancient Rome, exploring the madness, violence, and depravity of the infamous Roman emperor, Caligula.

In an age of depravity, one man's appetites horrified the entire Roman Empire... the mad emperor, Caligula. When his family was brutally slaughtered by Caligula and his court, Junius travels to Rome to avenge their deaths, but discovers that the emperor cannot be killed, no matter how bloody the wound! Renamed Felix and admitted into Caligula's court as a pet, confidante, lover, and biographer, the young man witnesses the worst depravity and brutality that the ancient world has to offer: virgin blood ceremonies, rigged gladiator fights, and dinner parties where guests are randomly slaughtered. Can Felix maintain his sanity in the face of so much horror and discover the secret behind Caligula's mysterious supernatural power over life and death? The modern master of horror, David Lapham (Crossed Vol. 2: Family Values, Stray Bullets), joins talented painter German Nobile in a descent into the darkest corners of Rome’s history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592911622
  • Publisher: Avatar Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,267,859
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Beginning his comics career as a freelance artist in 1990, David Lapham founded El Capitan Books in 1995 exclusively to publish his Eisner Award-winning crime comic book series, Stray Bullets. In recent years, he has worked as a writer for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse, and finally Avatar Press, on three Crossed projects (Family Values, Crossed 3D, and Psychopath) and Caligula.

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