|The Nox Anthology - Dark Poets Against Abuse Project
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|Prologue and Epilogue
In 1987, author Don McGregor and artist Gene Colan created a graphic novel called Detectives, Inc - A Terror of Dying Dreams.
Its themes were powerful, its characters drawn with remarkable care and intensity. Central to the story were depictions of life in abusive environments...groundbreaking,
even frightening material for a medium best known for heroes and villains of clear boundary and identity. In this story there were only people; an exploration of the cruelties
they can inflict upon one another, and more -- the dignity and power of men and women who take a stand to communicate with each other, and work to build those
understandings into a world where the power of cruelty is made empty.
Twenty years later, that story still resonates with strength. It was a primary influence in the gathering of poets that became the Dark Poets Against Abuse Project, and it is
with pride that we can present a scene from that story here in these pages. A prologue -- art and words, which have grown across two decades into an epilogue of hope.
Story and art appearing on this page are the copyrighted works of Don McGregor and Gene Colan, and are presented here with their gracious permission.
Please respect their rights, and do not reproduce or distribute these works in any form without the permission of the creators.