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Subj: Re: Does anyone read God is Dead series?
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 at 08:15:07 pm EST (Viewed 277 times)
Reply Subj: Does anyone read God is Dead series?
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 at 01:21:43 pm EST (Viewed 292 times)

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It's up to 43 already?! Wow. Kudos. Is anyone reading God Is Dead? Is it any good? This title has slipped past my radar but considering how frustrating Mr.Hickman's reshaping the MU has been, feels like forever now, there was no urgency to seek out his non-Marvel work. Still, maybe a universe with NO preconceived fan demands would work better for that reason - as with many Indie titles by other big name writers. When and why did the writing chores get handed over to Mr.Costa? Has this title been true to the series pitch since #1. Opinions would be good to know before deciding to give it a try or not. This preview pages and solicit are somewhat interesting...

God is Dead #43
The epic return of the gods has come and what happens in the wake of divine re-entry in the lives of mortals is unforgettable! At first it was a trickle as some divine outliers found their way to Earth, but now the floodgates are open and the world is once again tossed about like a ship on the ocean. The last time the gods brought about the destruction of everything...will history repeat itself?

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I enjoy mythology and find all the different gods from past and current civilizations very interesting. I wish I had more time to really study it in depth. So, I picked this one up with issue one and its been on my pull list ever since. It's been a lot of fun! How can you not enjoy watching the Greek Gods at all out war with the Norse Gods! Plus many more. Its nothing deep, however. There's a great deal of graphic violence and nudity/sexuality. It's very entertaining with great action, different sub plots concerning humanity and the different sect of gods at war with one another not to mention during the first story arc pertaining to whom killed the one and only God and how and why. (Finally resolved around issue 40...not exactly certain...would have to dig thru the old stuff) The book comes out on time and is consistently well drawn and written.
I don't exactly remember which issue Costa took over. I believe it was somewhere between ish 6 and ten and he's piloted the book ever since on Hickman's original concept.
I do like Hickman. Very much enjoyed his FF run and what he is doing on East to West in the indie scene. I like the story he's telling in Secret Wars. The work building up to Marvel's latest event in Avengers just drug on far too long. I really do not think an Avengers' title was ever the right fit or launching point for the story he's telling in SW. Avengers/Illuminati was better and the story should have stayed there alone rather than a convoluted mess extended and padded between two titles for what seemed like an eternity.
If you decide to give the series a try I definitely recommend start with the first trade and work your way up.

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