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The fully painted psychological thriller THE MYSTERY PLAY illustrates the devastating power of fear and accusations as a small-town community is ripped apart from within. When the actor portraying Satan is accused of brutally murdering the actor playing God in a Renaissance festival, a rural English village teeters on the edge of self-destruction. Looking to save the town from itself, a mysterious detective arrives and begins to piece together the clues of the slaying. But even if the enigmatic stranger can solve the disturbing mystery, the revelation of his true identity and past may still lead to the fiery end of the village.

Set in the English town of Townely, it is about the murder of the actor who plays God in the play that's running in the town. It is up to police inspector Frank Carpenter to solve it, or can he?

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The Mystery Plays around too much. 0

A story of Good verses Evil.  Does God really exist?  Is he dead?  This story try to get to the bottom of such questions.  Pros:  The art is Pre-Alex Ross, but it is just as great.  In fact I think Jon J Muth captures facial expression better then many early Alex Ross works.  The story is presented fairly fluid. Being a Vertigo book, it can ask the serious questions, such as "Is God Dead?"  The art is what makes you want to read the book to the end. Cons:   Like many Grant Morrison works, the me...

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