Gødland Celestial Edition Book One

G dland Celestial Edition Book One See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of the new century began See Commander Adam Archer Maxim Basil Cronus Nickelhead IBOGA and in all their oversized glory What other book delivers the secr

  • Title: Gødland Celestial Edition Book One
  • Author: Joe Casey Tom Scioli
  • ISBN: 9781582408323
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • See how the greatest cosmic superhero epic of the new century began See Commander Adam Archer, Maxim, Basil Cronus, Nickelhead, IBOGA and in all their oversized glory What other book delivers the secret origin of the universe What other book squeezes your guts like an angry Torture Bot Only Godland gives you everything you ll ever need

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    1. I know I'm not making any friends by saying this, but Jack Kirby's Fourth World comics is one of the biggest jokes in all of comicdom. It's not enough that superhero comics themselves are so one-dimensional and infantile, but the Fourth World and celestial/cosmic in general took that to the almost comic extreme. So as you can imagine, the Fourth World comics are an embarrassment in the perfect sense of the word.So really, what's a comic powerhouse like Joe Casey doing writing something like this [...]

    2. Didn't like the art (was it intentionally ignoring the laws of anatomy in "homage" to old comics?). Thought the story was cheesy. But I still got halfway through before stopping myself from reading anymore.

    3. this is like the third time i've read these stories, and this, with tom scioli's kirby-infused cosmic pencil drawings blown up big, is probably the way to read them. a context setting introduction by grant morrison, and an essay at the end by tom spurgeon (which includes a great review of casey's oeuvre, & in particular a nice reading of his lamented series "The Intimates") brackets joe casey's examination of jack kirby cosmic yearning and awareness as a honest-to-god viable genre exploring [...]

    4. GODLAND is a lot of fun. I'll probably drop the dough for the second volume. The only thing that kept me from giving it 4 stars is that it meanders a bit much; I'd prefer a more driven plot. Also, Scioli is at times awesome and at other times weak -- his odd perspectives, especially when drawing characters, sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.But I do love that Casey and Scioli are aiming big and cosmic, something I have a fondness for coming out the '70s era of Marvel Comics.

    5. If you like the later work of Jack Kirby then Godland is the title for you. Presenting Kirby as genre rather than trope, and utilizing Joe Casey's unique sense of humor and responsibility Casey and Scioli create something that is greater than the sum of its part.

    6. If you liked the cosmic epics of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, you will love this. A loving yet mischievous tribute with a modern now a-go-go spin.

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