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GOD IS DEAD - and beyond offensive

At nearly the same time that Marvel Comics canceled JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY - a title that spent the entirety of its most recent run exploring the unique and wonderful creation that is Marvel's Asgard - one of Marvel's most prominent writers launched a comic through Avatar Press that I, perhaps naively, hoped might fill the void left by JIM in my monthly comics stack. Like JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, this comic would seem to deal with the storytelling trope of ancient gods in the modern world, a premise full of culture clashes and opportunities for introspection into the role of mythology, both in the past and in the now. At best, this could have been an AMERICAN GODS-like myth trip. And even if it were just average, the premise alone would seem to guarantee some fun stories, right?

So I bought it.

The book, GOD IS DEAD, by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa, and Di Amorim, is one of the most profoundly awful things I've read in my life.

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  • Juliet
    Juliet says #
    Apparently, they couldn't even bother to get the background of the gods right. I would've been demanding a refund as soon as Zeus
  • Emily Mills
    Emily Mills says #
    I considered picking that title up when it came out, but didn't. I'm glad I didn't! I did get some excellent new Vertigo releases
  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Mr. Scott, I don't read comic books, but I cringed when I read your review. I'm so tired of 'creative class' atheists and agnos

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