THE DIVINE (Boaz Lavie / Asaf & Tomer Hanuka)

[quote]The Divine
Story by Boaz Lavie
Art by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka
Cover by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka
Publisher First Second
Cover Price: $19.99
Release Date Jul 15th, 2015
Mark’s out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They’ll have to operate under the radar–Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn’t strictly supposed to be there.
With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything.
What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods.
What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.
From world-renowned artists Asaf and Tomer Hanuka (twins, whose magic powers are strictly confined to pen and paper) and Boaz Lavie, The Divine is a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.[/quote]

Le site de l’éditeur:

[quote=“Tomer Hanuka”]The original news item on NPR already had the stuff of legends: a group of teenagers, running loose in the jungles of Burma and literally kicking the butt of the Burmese army, which is a giant military machine. How could that be? Here is where it gets even weirder: The rebel force was led by pair of pre-teen, twin brothers, allegedly possessing super powers.

As kids, we too wanted to run in a jungle and have magical powers, but we fantasized about it from the safety of our middle class lives. The story of Htoos was a distorted reflection of an interior child, managing to embody our biggest fantasies and our deepest fears, all in a single package.[/quote]