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GAL 13 - That Which Is Not Dead 1 - p03

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EPISODE 13: THAT WHICH IS NOT DEAD (1)


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Art by Eumenidi :iconeumenidi:

Story & lettering by Franco Villa :iconm3gr1ml0ck:

Edits by Cristian Di Biase & Luca Salvadei

English edits by Zac De Board :iconshadowapook:


NOTES

La vita segreta di Diana Lombard (Martin Mystère nn.164-165) stated that Mabus, once dead, could not return on Earth for about 50 years.
But then, Mabus had already died 19 years before, which meant that the 50-years-resurrection rule could be by-passed.
Our comic explains how he managed to do that: by creating a copy of himself that would bear the wrath of the cosmos, every time he broke the cosmic rules of resurrection.

The very young Diana in panel 2 was first seen in the same aforementioned comic.

Mabus talks about Diana's current life: could she be a reincarnated soul, as Martin and Sergej Orloff are?

SAn Francisco was chosen for Mabus' return because that city hosts some (legal) Satan-based cults.
Our "Light-Bearer Church" is of course fictional.
The Great Old One ("Grande Vecchio") first appeared in "Il ritorno di Jaspar" (Martin Mystère n. 139bis). He died at the end of year 1999, but that was not the last of him.

San Francisco is also a vertex of a "cursed triangle" (the one including London and Turin).

When Mabus walks, horrible things happen in his trail.
In the official comics, beasts died horribly. In our version, he spreads evil thoughts in innocent people.

Mabus is paraphrasing H.P. Lovecraft's name for Shub-Niggurath: the one-thousand goat!

The Righteous Thirty-six were first featured in "I Trentasei Giusti" (Martin Mystère n. 323).
That comic was all about "Predisposed People". And Diana is notoriously a "Predisposed Woman".
More about this in the following episodes!

The backstory of issue 13 won't be traslated, for now. But it will be in future!
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