Review: Gwar Orgasmgeddon #1
From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal’s most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon! Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts – antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality.
GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1 is a violently hilarious premiere issue. GWAR takes a literal stab at reality as they travel through time causing mayhem everywhere they arrive and shaping history in unexpected often violent ways. For newcomers the comic also helps with a bit of the history of the bands’ mythos for those unfamiliar with their music. The first issue is a must have for fans of the band.
The art style is in a constant state of flux as various band members travel throughout time. That manages to create some interesting eye-catching visuals, along with adding to the humor of it all. Sawyer manages to do something unique with it, as it blends with the plot and enhances it in some ways. That includes creating a character based on their song Mr. Perfect. I really hope that style continues throughout the series as it adds a lot to it all.
Story: Matt Maguire, Matt Miner Art: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review