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Finally collected and completed: the four-part, sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion. A scandalous tale of Italy's infamous first family, where incest, seduction, and violence were all part of their manipulations to stay in power. Manara is at his finest in these painted comics pages of orgies, cat-fights, beheadings...The corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new Pope, securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty.
With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family is among comics'--and history's--sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics!
Alejandro Jodorowski is one of the most famous present-day comic writers. Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile, the son of Russian immigrants. He began his career with several creative jobs: mime, actor, film director, a writer of theatre plays and a novelist. An important medium in his output is comics.
He made his comics debut in 1966 and wrote with many of the most celebrated European artists, including Milo Manara and Moebius (Jean Giraud). He went on to direct a number of motion pictures and is in the news again with the release of the film Jodorowsky's Dune, the story of his ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
The first three volumes of this were collected individually by Heavy Metal but the 4th only appeared in France before this compilation of all four. Written, drawn, and first published in France from 2004 to 2010.
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Item Code BORGI Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781506712451 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 216pg Color Full Color