How can a god who creates a devil be considered moral? This is the same issue faced by biotechnological genius Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner; he made replicants, who (like Satan) were flawed but powerful, and it bit him in the ass.
Existential crises are goldmines for drama, humor — and horror. Tales from Pinocchio to Frankenstein have covered this territory, as it’s the narrative gift that keeps on giving.
Read the original comic in Punch and Judy #1.
- Bio of this comic’s artist/writer Joe Oriolo, who created Casper the Friendly Ghost.The Grand Comics Database also has a list of his works.
- Grimm’s Fairy Tales: 269 Stories: If you haven’t cracked these open yet, you’re missing out on some of the great foundational documents of Western literature. And this stuff is dark. For a really fucked-up read, check out The Goose Girl, which is layered with symbolism, and rife with both sadism and masochism.