Here is how I imagine part of chapter one to play out~
(The second pannel is a bit hard to read but it basically reads as one row and two columns.)
So let me shed a little light on how this begins. Kara ends up becoming a priest and he’s come to a new church.
He’s pretty much been alone his whole life. It’s like an alternate universe where he doesn’t have any of his brothers with him and when he does meet them he doesn’t recognize them. But he’s felt like something has been missing all along. That something is. Wrong.
The commander and deity of this world is Choro. Kara isn’t really praying to him persay, just God generally. Oso makes a joke about this out of bitterness for Choro’s position of power. He’s also just messing with Kara.
Oso is there because he seeks to get Kara on his side; the dark side, basically. He is gathering the others to gain allies and a greater collective power. Oso also happens to miss his brothers and he’s frustrated because he can’t seem to remember them very well. Kara does not know that this is his intention, but knows that seeing a demon is bad news. But he can’t really get Oso to go away. He keeps appearing somehow.
As the story progresses we meet the 3 younger brothers and each of the characters would play an important role.
And believe me. As much as I am going to have jokes there will be angst.
They say that great beasts once roamed this world. As big as mountains. Yet all that’s left of them is bone and amber. Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures. Just look what it’s done to you. One day, you will perish. You will lie with the rest of your kind in the dirt. Your dreams forgotten. Your horrors faced. Your bones will turn to sand and upon that sand a new god will walk. One that will never die. Because this world doesn’t belong to you or the people who came before. It belongs to someone who is yet to come.
— Dolores Abernathy
ben platt, accepting his tony award for best actor in a leading role in a musical: oh my i can’t believe this i’m so? i just? i’ve had such an incredible 3 years playing evan hansen–a really complex character who has social anxiety–in this really meaningful and life-changing musical that talks about the hyperconnectivity of social media. oh and also i’m super jewish (so jot that down). thank you for this award!!!