Ella’s baby is not quite right. But since the righteous floated into the sky and magic started working, not much is.
A stand-alone story continuing on from the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore Repent!, Sword of My Mouth moves the focus from Chicago, under siege by angels with machine guns, to the urban prairie of Detroit. Folks in the D have banded together to turn land with burned-out crackhouses into farming tracts, and seem to be on a road to self-sufficiency… until Famine rides into town.
Praise for Sword of My Mouth
“Jim Munroe’s done for the Book of Revelation what Ronald D. Moore did for Battlestar Galactica.”
— Peter Watts, author of the Hugo-nominated Blindsight
“If you love tales of the apocalypse but want something smarter and more character-driven… you must read this comic.”
— Annalee Newitz, io9.com
“Sword of My Mouth is beautifully drawn and deals with a post-rapture urban environment that’s filled with machine-gun wielding angels, men with skeleton hands, various mutations, babies with huge teeth, and sustainable farming. It’s pretty much got it all.” — Kelly McClure, bust.com
“Profane and wonderful, Sword of My Mouth and Therefore, Repent! are subversive, smart, and gripping. Munroe is a fantastic writer in many media (novels, games, films and comics), and his talents are ably matched by Gerard’s stellar illustrations, jagged line drawings that play with time-series and an expressivity of posture to convey emotion with unexpected punch.”
— Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net
“A genuinely creepy interpretation of a world where the majority of Christians have been bodily assumed to Heaven… Against this unpredictable, disturbing backdrop, Munroe tells ordinary stories of survival and friendship, and for all the religious and mystical wonders on display, his gift for capturing realistic behavior among normal human adults and children alike makes Sword Of My Mouth worthwhile.” — the Onion A.V. Club
“Something about this novel feels familiar in a way that’s beautiful at the same time that it makes your skin crawl. These are Munroe’s people, these artists and activists, and he knows what they look and sound like. He also understands their fight. Sword of My Mouth feels something like a zombie movie meets George Orwell; genuinely hackle-raising, smart, and political without being wearisome, this book is a winner.” — Santa Barbara News-Press
“Munroe has created another stunning, thought-provoking work that will linger in the reader’s mind.” –Quill and Quire (starred review)
Unsure? You can read the first 22 pages of the book on tor.com.