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    Priest

    Anyone want to know about a Manhwa called Priest??

    Priest tells the story of humanity's battle against 12 fallen angels, led by the archangel Temozarela. Despite having fought for God in the battle against Lucifer, Temozarela and his cohorts shortly thereafter find that God had lost interest in them. Upon finding God has focused his attention on humans they decide to rebel against God in light of God's favoritism towards the human race. They descend upon Earth to 'play God' among the humans who build a temple and statues for them. For their rebellion and acts against humanity, God destroyed their temple and their statues were cast underground, with their souls being trapped within the statues.

    It was centuries later that a Holy Knight called Vascar De Gullion, a killer of heretics in the name of God, found Temozarela. After his wife and children were burned alive, Vascar De Gullion 'loses faith' and wanders the earth in a 'blood rage,' leaving a wake of slaughter wherever he goes. His journey comes to an end when he discovers a hidden cave with the statues of the 12 fallen angels. Temozarela talks Vascar De Gullion into giving his body to him in the hopes of gaining revenge on God.

    It is again centuries later that Vascar De Gullion is found alive and sentenced to be judged as a Heretic by Betheal, a powerful priest. Upon dealing with Vascar De Gullion, Betheal discovers from Vascar De Gullion that he is not who he is meant to be, but rather Temozarela. Temozarela plays with Betheal's only pride and joy in life, a child he saved from a heretic sacrifice. The fallen angel manipulates the child into brutally slaughtering a young woman, taking her arms and heart, and setting up a blasphemous ritual room with her blood. Once Betheal sees what his child had done, he instead sees Temozarela laughing and ends up killing the child with his own hands. Betheal loses faith in God also and Temozarela takes Betheal under his wing as one of his disciples. Instead of turning in favor of Temozarela, Betheal acts as the Judas in this story, betraying Temozarela. Betheal devotes his life to study a way to trap Temozarela so that people can be free from him. This came in heretic invention of the Domas Porada. Betheals body is needed to be the key in keeping the lock on this 'cage' locked. With his soul trapped inside the Domas Porada, Betheal enters a new life altogether with the power he gained from turning away from God. He is a now a kind of demon, called Belial.

    Ivan Isaacs, the hero, is called upon to solve the puzzle that the Domas Porada presents. Upon solving it Ivan is cast onto a cross after witnessing his only love, Gena, die in his arms. It is then that Belial takes Ivan, who in the madness of losing Gena denounces God. Ivan is reborn as an immortal serving Belial. Because of Gena's death Ivan devotes himself for vengeance against Temozarela and his men.

    The Priest story spans three distinct time periods; modern times, the Crusades and the Wild West, although it is primarily focused on the last period. Whilst featuring a large cast of heroes, anti-heroes and villains, a number of which enjoying in depth and detailed character development within the plot, the lead antagonist of Priest is Temozarela, whilst the main protagonist is Ivan Isaacs, a now immortal, 19th century priest who sold his soul to Belial, a former priest turned devil, in the pursuit of revenge and redemption after unwittingly unleashing Temozarela from the Domas Porada, a prison of sorts constructed by Belial (then Betheal) to imprison Temozarela.

    Think of it as neon genesis evangelion, except there are no Evas and it is based in the wild west

    Merged with existing thread^^ ~eni
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    Re: Priest

    I knew it from last year and I kinda notice less about it. I just so admitted about the Art. It attracted me so badly I was kinda telling myself it was one of the best. I don't know how great it is but there are also a film so I was threat. Wow, manhwa's becoming Hollywood movie, how good the manhwa has to be to has been considered to make a movie.

    I was even curious more about it and then today, it's just popped up in my head and I downloaded its first volume and I amazed. It was so damn damn damn good and I couldn't resist of it anymore and I keep downloaded till volume 11 (and it was ended there in the website). And now I stopped it for a moment and went here. It's great. Excellent. Masterpiece. Maybe girls like Blood Trinity and I'll say about Believing stuffs, for boys, has to be this - Priest.

    Absolutely love it.

    Incredibly Awesome.

    I don't know but it's the second comic amazed me this year after "Claymore" (And I have to say, I don't know why in Japan the anime of "Claymore" is so hot but I don't think it's worth to watch, I more prefer manga). "Claymore" is out so slow now but I have "Priest" so I don't think my time would waste on waiting for "Claymore" anymore.

    I think Priest out for 16 volumes already, and I remembered that Hyung Min-Woo said in the short interview in the back of a volume (can't remember) that it would be 25 volumes for "Priest" or would be more or less, he's not sure yet.

    Q: Anybody knows where to download "Priest" till volume 16 because I don't think in Aus has Priest anyway?


    P/s: Best Manhwa I've ever read, one of my "Top 10 Best Comics".


    I still has something quite don't understand much yet: Why does Temorazela left Ivan in peace and not kill him instead when he rescued by the other followers? And then he's not allowing the followers to kill Ivan, left him and gave him arm of Achmode -> more power then he would reach his goal...???

    So, he wants it's tough, someone's tough to fight him to see Why does God choose humans???

    Couldn't understand! TT_____TT
    Last edited by jackalan; December 17, 2007 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Re: Priest

    About the movie :

    Sam Raimi and Gerard Butler dropped off the project, so no movie.

    But I'm actually glad cause they would've blasphemy their way trough it! That is why sometimes, I hate American executive producers way of working with non-american stories...not ballsy enough. But Michael Bay rocks!
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    Re: Priest

    that synopsis sounds badass, i need to check this one out, haha

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    Re: Priest

    Anyone knows where to find the latest books on the net? Can't buy it here in Canada...
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    Re: Priest

    Quote Originally Posted by thegenius View Post
    Anyone knows where to find the latest books on the net? Can't buy it here in Canada...
    Amazon?

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    Re: Priest

    Hate em! I'd like the electronic version...


    Anybody knows where to find the book by the same author ; Justice N Mercy ??
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    3rd post....argh!

    Anybody got new on the release of the other books?
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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    Nothing has been released past volume 15. The title book "Justice n Mercy" is an art book not a graphic novel. Although I hear the art is really good in it. I hope someone can post a korean link to the raws since I dont think this graphic novel will ever be pulished completely.

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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    You mean volume 16. Its been out for over a year(maybe two i cant remember). I wonder if the book was cancelled in korea :_(

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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    Apparently, Furious Puppet released a scan of vol 12-14, anyone got a link for an addict?

    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1933

    Edit: And sorry for the reviving :P
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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    Thanks a million dude! You are my personal Hiro!

    Ans also, the lame movie that they plan will be going underway without Gerard Butler, but with
    Paul Bettany as Ivan ans Maggy Q as a priestess....This is going to be disaster.
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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    Follow up + Revival

    Anything new people?
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    Re: Priest by Hyung Min-Woo (Manhwa)

    i had a lot of trouble finding all the volumes for priest. so i though i would share this link for anyone who is interested in priest but has a hard time finding the scanalations

    http://www.bakabt.com/details.php?id=148483&page=0
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