Pax Romana by Jonathan Hickman

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2054, the social, political and religious instabilities brings the main exponents of the Cristian Catholic religion – the Pope and some cardinals – to a drastic decision: being discovered a way to time travel history must be rewrote to create a better, more stable and manageable world.

The story of this mission is told – as a  collective genetic memory – by the Gene Pope of series 7 to the newest younger emperor.

The historical changes have to start during the age of Constantine the Great by a team of selected soldiers provided by every kind of military technology.

The graphic novel is like a mind experiment: how the world can change modifying some key elements? It’s an interesting experiment, also because it’s rich in historical documentation, the only drawback is the fact that some time travel detail are sometimes not linear.

The style of images and the unconventional structure of the book are two elements I liked: images contain few colors and the longer dialogues are displayed without bubbles but more like a theatre text.

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* Pax Romana by Jonathan Hickman ★★★★☆

*I read this book in Italian

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