Graphic Novel:It Takes a Village, Part 3

From Heroes Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
It Takes a Village, Part 3
Issue #: 37
Released: June 11, 2007
Gn it takes a village p3.JPG
Story by: Joe Kelly
Art by: Tom Grummett
Colors by: Edgar at Studio F
Lettering by: Comicraft
Produced by: Invisible College
Easter Egg: Promotional image of Mr. Bennet and the Haitian
Previous: It Takes a Village, Part 2
Next: It Takes a Village, Part 4
It takes a village part 3 title.JPG
Amends for the cursed.
Guillame has used both his influence as spiritual leader and his mysterious powers to defend his people against the corrupt forces of the Tonton Macoutes...until the day his powers failed him. Despite a shameful defeat, Guillame manages to inspire his people again. Unfortunately, as a child, the mysterious Haitian didn't realize he was behind his father's downfall...

Summary

The Haitian and his father trek through the jungle, talking about what happened to their people. The Haitian believes something inside him lashed out and scraped their minds like fingernails. Guillame says that they are both cursed and must make amends.

They arrive at the crossroads. Guillame tells his son that they must rest until dawn. The Haitian asks his father if he hates them, which prompts Guillame to tell the story of the serpent and the crane. The serpent thought the crane was unworthy of his wings, so one day, the serpent swallowed the crane whole, and all of a sudden sprouted wings. The serpent was ecstatic, flying everywhere from the sun to the moon. The Haitian thought it was a good thing that the serpent got what he wanted, but Guillame retorts, "What good is it to fly, if you have nowhere to go?"

Guillame says he is able to drive men to ecstasy and horror when the Loa mount him. He is able to lead nations, but he instead chooses to make the men euphoric and sleep with their women. That night, The Haitian dreams of a snake with no teeth and a crane with a broken neck.

When the sun rises, Guillame and The Haitian trek up to an opening in the mountain, surrounded by skulls and an axe. The Haitian questions what they are to do there, but Guillame ignores him and tells his son to take his machete. The Haitian asks what is going on, but his father, in a trancelike state, kicks his son away. Guillame compares himself to the serpent, saying how he was blessed with the powers of the Loa, but he forgot where he came from. His curse was his son, who took his powers away. Guillame then lunges toward his son in a terrible rage, screaming that he will fly again.

Character Appearances

Trivia

  • In Vodou traditions, "the crossroads" is where the earth and spirit worlds meet.
  • The 1974 film The House on Skull Mountain had a similar Haitian setting to "the crossroads".
  • In Israel, there is a set of mountain tombs called Golgotha that has features similar to that of a skull.

See Also

External Links


Graphic Novel Issues
edit

MonstersThe CraneTrial By FireAftermathSnapshotsStolen TimeControlIsaac's First TimeLife Before EdenTurning PointFathers & DaughtersSuper-HeroicsWireless1 - 2 - 3 - 4How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?: 1 - 2BullyRoad KillThe Path of the RighteousHell's AngelFamily ManWar Buddies1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6String TheoryWalls1 - 2The Death of Hana Gitelman1 - 2It Takes a Village1 - 2 - 3 - 4Betty1 - 2 - 3 - 4Golden Handshake1 - 2 - 3 - 4Heroism Is Found in the Heart1 - 2Blackout1 - 2Maya y AlejandroFlying BlindThe CrossroadsPetrified LightningThe RogueThe Trial of the Black BearMolly's DreamTeam Building ExerciseThe Last Shangri-LaQuarantineMan on FireRevolutionary War1 - 2SpecialElle's First Assignment1 - 2Normal LivesThe Ten Brides of Takezo KenseiThe Golden GooseThe Man with Too Much BrainsHana and Drucker's Plot DiscoveredThe End of Hana and DruckerHistory of a SecretPast ExperienceWar Buddies, Part 7BlindsidedA Lesson in ElectricityPieces of MeOn the LamBounty HunterDifferent and the SameMoonlight SerenadeDonna's Big Date1 - 2Career ChoicesTrust Issues1 - 2Faces1 - 2Root and Branch1 - 2 - 3Berlin1 - 2The Kill Squad1 - 2 - 3Going PostalOur Lady of Blessed Acceleration1 - 2HindsightForesightInto the Wild1 - 2 - 3Dreams Until DeathThe Sting of InjusticeResistanceDoyleSum Quod Sum1 - 2ViewpointsPlaying with FirePartnersThe Caged Bird1 - 2TruthsStuck in the MiddleRed Eye1 - 2Under the Bridge1 - 2What We Have WroughtAlmost FamousOut of Town... On BusinessLibertadThe SwimmerComrades1 - 2Puppet with No StringsHanging By a ThreadBaby PowerCogScenic RouteExodusOne Good HeroThe Natural Order of ThingsRebellion1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7Ice Queen1 - 2Stolen FateRunning in CirclesBoomAmanda's Journey1 - 2Yang & YangSmoke & MirrorsThe Painted LadyProdigals1 - 2 - 3Requiem for My BrotherBloodlines1 - 2Starting OverThe Trip1 - 2Second ChancesReaching Out1 - 2ConsequencesFrom the Files of Primatech1 - 2Novel Approach: The Hiro CollectionFrom the Files of Primatech3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8Vengeance1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5Godsend1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Related Graphic Novel Categories: CharactersLocationsPlaces