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Gravel 5 – Strange Killings - Strong Medicine 1-3 (2003)
 
SG’s Notes:
 
Please check this for a suggested reading order
 
 
Previous minis can be read here: 
 
 
The first 2 minis, Strange Kiss 1-3 and Stranger Kisses 1-3, will not be posted by me. Think it’s a bit TOO graphic so playing it safe so as not to get Kirik or the Geekground in trouble.
 
 
SYNOPSIS
 
Writer:  Warren Ellis / Penciller:  Mike Wolfer
 
Gravel finally escapes his deniable ops in the USA and is able to return to his home in London. But before he can even settle in, he gets sucked into a horrific child mutilation investigation. Because this child was killed in a very specific way, it was a muti killing designed to bring powerful magic to someone. And if Gravel can’t stop him, many more children will die to create a black magician with very strong medicine.
 
 
“Strong Medicine is an old-fashioned occult detective story based on an actual unsolved case: a boy’s torso washed up on the banks of the Thames, bearing the hallmarks of a ritual death for the purpose of muti — African shamanic medicine,” says creator Warren Ellis. “In a London already unusually charged with racial tension, combat magician William Gravel is blackmailed into solving the crime before it triggers off mass violence.”
 
 
“Collaborating with Warren Ellis on the Strange Killings saga continues to be the most comfortable and creative working experience in which I have ever been involved in the field of comics,” adds artist Mike Wolfer. “With each successive mini- series, the storytelling bar is raised a little bit higher and I’m sure you’ll agree that in the political horror arena, Strange Killings does not disappoint.”
 
 
“I think that the most intriguing aspect of each series and of Strong Medicine in particular is that there are elements in Warren’s tales that are absolutely real,” Wolfer continues. “Much is fictionalized, but there is an underlying voice, beneath the magic bullets and the Body Orchards, that reminds us, “This is happening. Now. Watch the news.”
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Props to the unknown scanner for the scans.
 
 
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