“Bacchus mixes air hijacks and ancient gods, gangland drama and legends, police procedural and mythic fantasy, swimming pool cleaners and classics. It shouldn’t work, of course, and it works like a charm. … Eddie Campbell is the unsung King of comic books. … The man’s a genius, and that’s an end to it.” – Neil Gaiman
“A story of surprising richness and gravity… Bacchus stands as one of Eddie Campbell’s crowning achievements as writer, artist, and executive creator.” – The Comics Journal
“Campbell is one of the premier cartoonists of his generation.”
– Publishers Weekly
“No one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance.”- Booklist
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.
In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” filtered through his own brilliant, whimsical, and wide-ranging sensibility. With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left.
The 560-page Volume One collects the first half of the Bacchus saga and will hit stores in JUNE!