Thursday, April 2, 2009

Horus, Lord of Light

The other day I was browsing through my local comic book dealer’s 50 cent box, and I came across this little gem.
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Back in 1993 writer Alan Moore wrote six issues of “1963” for Image comics. 1963 was a parody of Marvel Comics produced in the year 1963. Horus is portrayed much as Thor was during this era.

It was originally intended for the 1963 characters to time travel to 1993 and meet the gritty, more realistic characters of the modern age. For a variety of reasons, this never happened.

In this particular issue, Horus has an alternate identity of a history professor. When he opens a mystic portal to the "Barge of Ra", a female student follows him and stows away. When Horus discovers her, he is set upon by various evil Egyptian deities, and she must sail the barge through the night.


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