Caravaggio : A Light Before the Darkness

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The artist, Caravaggio escapes oppression in his provincial hometown to become the most successful painter in Rome. However, in defense of his secret sexual identity, he must duel with a nemesis that intends to denounce him and his male lover to The Inquisition. As a result, he is forced to flee Rome at the height of his success.

He seeks the lofty road to penitence, and the power bestowed by Nobility, as his means to return to Rome. He is accepted as an aspirant to the legendary order of The Knights of Malta. There, he becomes the victim of an old enemy who embroils him in a conspiracy to overthrow the leadership of the Knights. As a result, he must flee for his life even as he attains his dream of Knighthood.

After a harrowing escape from Malta, Caravaggio vows to settle in Naples with his lover, choosing happiness over the ruinous pursuit of ambition. However, jealous and vengeful forces in Rome anticipate his return. They send assassins. In the disastrous wake of attempted assassination, Caravaggio returns to Rome with a frightful vengeance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 13mm | 399.16g
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour illustrations throughout
  • 1913359565
  • 9781913359560

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" A potent brew of Bandes Dessinées' sophistication, manga-influenced vibrancy and a little Vertigo garnish on top. Smooth going down, but with a nice kick to it, like the best of Gaiman." Jim Thompson - Scholar, Comic Book Historians Podcast.

"Every moment is packed with action, tension, romance, and sheer artistic genius...." Samantha Maybe - Reviewer,

"Impeccably strong and easy to get swept up in... a really stellar story and in many ways it makes me feel like I did when I saw Mike Grell do Warlord or Jon Sable Freelance." Steven Leitman - Reviewer, Reading With A Flight Ring.

"Mora & Mesarcia bring all the passion and drama of one of history's most famous painters to life in their epic graphic novel." Javier Hernandez - Creator, El Muerto.
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14 ratings
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5 71% (10)
4 7% (1)
3 14% (2)
2 7% (1)
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