What sets this book outside any other comic book series?
Well, for one, the main characters are very believable. You instantly click with them and can sympathise. Good ol Moore has a real skill when it comes to making characters. But his real talent isn't just that.
Yes, it's very witty. You'll notice some excellent satire, throwing a jab at things like indie media to superhero characters. But that's not the real prize, not yet.
The writing's exciting, it ropes you in and keeps you asking "What's next?" And here's where the best part comes into play, the truly astounding merging of modern neo-mysticism with the storyline. Elements such as tarot suites are explored (cups, swords, wands, coins), and that's only the beggining. By the second and third book you're delving into the mysteries of Kabbalah, Tantra, and taking a viberant visual journey through the ten Sephirot.
All in all, this is perfect for anyone with an intrest in mysticism, with a good sense of humour and can appreciate the witty set-ups of anything from 30s B-Movies to little jibes at Crowley.
Of course, you COULD just sit back and enjoy some comics with the Increadable Hulk breaking things. But some of us will always enjoy books like this, which encourage us to think, and rope us in with viberant and believable characters.