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PREVIEW: 'George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2)' #10 by George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker, and Mel Rubi

 The tensions between Cersei and Tyrion reach a breaking point as the Queen, convinced that Tyrion will betray her, seizes the woman he believes Tyrion loves. Meanwhile, Catelyn Stark reels at the news that her youngest sons have been betrayed and murdered by a man they had trusted. Prepare yourself for this visual retelling of George R. R. Martin’s stunning epic – A Clash of Kings . George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #10 writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker artist:    Mel Rubi covers: Mike Miller (A)                 Mel Rubi (B)                 Mel Rubi (RI-Virgin)                 Mel Rubi (RI-B/W)                 Mike Miller (RI-Virgin) FC  |  32 pages |  Fantasy/Adventure  | $3.99  |  Mature

REVIEW: 'Holy F*cked' #1 by Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa

MATURE READERS ONLY
★★★★☆ (4/5)

Needless to say, 'Holy F*cked' #1 by Nick Marino and Daniel Arruda Massa is not for the easily offended. It's an outrageous religious parody that could upset some of the faithful. For everyone else, the book is a funny and wild reimagining of biblical and mythological proportions. 

The premise is fairly simple. A buffed out skater dude, Jesus, is in domestic bliss with househusband Satan and are about to welcome a baby. Meanwhile, a vengeful Hercules swears to destroy Jesus for killing Zeus and ruining Mount Olympus. 

It's a fast-paced and funny adventure that sees a well-hung thrasher share the good news with Maria at the local soup kitchen. The humor is adult and occasionally raunchy, but never mean spirited. There's some nudity, but this is a mature read after all. For all the twisted religious dogma, 'Holy F*cked' is more endearing and entertaining than just simplistic blasphemy. It's a wild cartoonish story for grown-ups. 

Arruda Massa's art is fun and cartoony but with bonafide technical skill in laying out a well-paced story. Sure, it's ridiculously amusing and light but Arruda Massa creates great character designs and action with clever perspectives. 

For most people, 'Holy F*cked' is more likely to put a smile on your face than a scowl. It's an outrageous romp through reimagined mythology set in Los Angeles of all places that'll make you snort with laughter. 

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