Scarab vs. Bull/Godfall
Issue #07 is 28 pages (but for the same price as issues #05 & #06), is comprised of an 18 page main story by Geoff Thorne (writer for Marvel's "Mosaic," Dark Horse Present's "Journeymen," indie project "Prodigal," TNT TV's "The Librarians" and "Leverage" scripts, etc.) and Todd Harris (storyboard artist on films such as "Thor 3," "John Wick: Chapter 2" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2")-the duo known collectively as Genre Nineteen, and my 8-page back-up story.
Genre Nineteen dips into L.A. lore & Egyptian myth by presenting The White Bull. Though new pantheon rules forbid the immortals to "walk the face of the Earth," Nebthet-Set's estranged wife-realizes that a Battle Royale between Menthu & Set is waiting in the wings. To assist the young sun god, the powerful goddess (via Neith, her chief lieutenant) dispatches immortal (but not "godly") help.
But Menthu's opinion is that he can most assuredly do without "assistance" of this sort.
The short story introduces a nameless, extremely malevolent djinn-one that has a millennia-old grudge to settle. Even though this grudge centers around "original" Menthu, this is immaterial to the djinn. (Additionally, much of the brief narrative's concentration is on the Egyptian and Akkadian pantheons from the distant past.) Despite the creature's overwhelming cowardice, it now has a chance to avenge itself. It will use time-and multiple "vessels"-doing exactly this.