Posted by Dani Crickman
We’ve seen a graphic megillah before, but this is something else.
Earlier today, MyJewishLearning posted about Throne of Secrets, a new comic book version of the Purim story that follows the megillah but isn’t afraid to take artistic license.
King Achashverosh is painted as even more lecherous than the usual, stabbing his soldiers when they displease him, and a straight-up sadistic humor. Esther is bashful and demure, her grandfather (grandfather!?) Yair is old, but sagely, and Mordechai is — well, not the civil, cultured Mordechai we’re used to reading about …
Intriguing, right? And the art looks great.
And there’s a movie in the works, too? Fun.