David Lapham’s exceptionally eerie tale of the mad Roman Emperor, Caligula, is highlighted as a Featured Item in the September issue of Previews. Caligula Vol 2: Heart of Rome TP collects the visceral six issue follow up series which picks up after “Felix” absconds with the mysterious Caligula box. Though years have passed, there is still a horror infesting the streets of Rome. Bodies have begun to turn up, mutilated and still gibbering with madness. And only brave Laurentius seems able to stay the course and find the beast that butchered his wife.
Among the rich of Rome, Caligula’s son, Nero grows strong…with a tiny creature feeding him lies and power the boy becomes as twisted as his father. And through it all, the horrors of Caligula seep through reality like blood between paving stones. Lapham’s Caligula is beautifully illustrated by painter German Nobile and is a nightmarish combination of Sparticus meets The Exorcist.