Testament: Akedah

August 28, 2006 | Trades


Testament: Akedah
Vertigo/DC Comics
$13.50/$9.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Those knowledgeable about the Bible will tell you that you can see parallels of its stories in the modern world on a daily basis.
Somehow I don’t think the dark and probing new series Testament is what they mean.
Best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff (Coercion, Ecstasy Club), along with artist Liam Sharpe (Incredible Hulk), uniquely reacquaints readers with the Old Testament tales, then reflects them within similar stories set in a near future where a global government is oppressing — and even neutralizing — any young voices against it.
University student Jake Stern’s decision not to submit to a government-sponsored tracking program leads him down a dark, but enlightening path as he and a group of young revolutionaries begin to draw back the curtain on the oppressive government controlling the planet.
Rushkoff’s ability to imagine a vivid, comic book-like world in the Bible and to make its stories discernibly reflective of some of the social conditions in modern society makes this a highly compelling new series.

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