- "This will have to be my masterpiece."
Basically, a bunch of 1920s gods based on major modernist figures stuck in the middle of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, done in a comics-prose hybrid that’s clearly trying to start a fight with JONATHAN HICKMAN. (Yeah, you heard, Jon. Come at us, bro.) It’s high art versus lo art, with the most beautiful AUD KOCH artwork the world has ever seen. We’re so excited, we may have to have a lie down.
The gods of the 1920s Pantheon are loosely based on prominent modernist figures. Influences include:
- Baal - T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis
- Ananke - Agatha Christie
- Amaterasu - Dramatic movie heroines, with powers inspired by Georges Méliès
- Lucifer - F. Scott Fitzgerald and the titular character of his most famous work, The Great Gatsby
- Susanoo - Comedic actors of the 1920s, primarily Buster Keaton
- The Morrigan - James Joyce
- Neptune - Ernest Hemingway and the Jules Verne character Captain Nemo
- The Norns - H.G. Wells/Aldous Huxley/George Orwell
- Set - Virginia Woolf and her genderbending character Orlando
- Amon-Ra - Jazz and blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, the Harlem Renaissance
- Woden - Joseph Goebbels, German Expressionists such as Fritz Lang
- Minerva - Shirley Temple
- Dionysus - Pablo Picasso