Exorcism has long been staple of horror fiction, whether film, television, comics or prose. But two Spanish creators are dialing up turning it up a notch by showing a person in need of an exorcism who lives at the Vatican. That’s right, the pope is possessed.
Debuting next week from Amigo Comics, Roman Ritual is a four-issue miniseries by El Torres and Jaime Martinez that sees self-exiled Catholic priest John Brennan summoned to Rome when the Pope becomes possessed. It’s certainly a provocative premise, and Torres and Martinez don’t shy away from it.
Torres is a veteran of the European comics scene, and in recent years has expanded to America with several horror comics released through IDW Publishing. Now with his own company Amigo, Torres publishing a range of genre titles from Spanish creators.
Here’s a sample of Roman Ritual #1:
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