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Review: Godkillers #4

The Djinn is in the hands of the wrong individuals but everything might not be as it seems. Godkillers #4 really shakes some things up!

Story: Mark Sable
Art: Maan House
Color: Herman Cabrera
Letterer: Thomas Mauer

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Review: Godkillers #3

The battle with the Djinn hasn’t gone well so the team continues to press on heading to Syria for their next conflict. Can they help their Kurdish allies?

Story: Mark Sable
Art: Maan House
Color: Herman Cabrera
Letterer: Thomas Mauer

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Exclusive Preview: Godkillers #2

Godkillers #2

Writer: Mark Sable 
Artist: Maan House 
Colorist: Hernan Cabrera 
Letterer: Thomas Mauer 
Cover: Jeremy Haun w/ Nick Filardi 
Incentive Cover: Mirko Colak
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 3.25.2020

The Godkillers are an elite special forces unit created to fight insurgents who are using mythological creatures.  As they battle a Penanggalan in the Philippines that may be in league with ISIS, the Godkiller’s first Arab American officer is forced to grapple with both his inner and outer demons. 

From writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Fearless, Supergirl) and newcomer artist Maan House, GODKILLERS is a monster story for the modern age.

Godkillers #2

Review: Godkillers #1

Godkillers #1

I wasn’t expecting to read Godkillers #1 until the preview text caught my eye. The concept sounded interesting so I decided to give it a read.

Abdul Alhazred is an Arab-American folklore professor turned soldier whose fear of death stems from uncertainty about the existence of an afterlife. He joins The Godkillers, a special forces unit tasked with fighting insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. Now that he knows the supernatural exists, he’ll have to decide which is worse—death or the nightmarish monsters he thought were mere legends.

Now in all honesty Godkillers #1 wasn’t a book I enjoyed all that much. Th that’s largely because I’m not exactly a fan of the setting. But, I understand why the story has to be framed the way it is. I wanted to like this book, and some aspects I genuinely enjoyed, but it’s just not a comic for me. It’s not a comic I’d typically pick up or review. I am trying to keep that in mind as I write this review.

Because I want to be as fair to the book as I can be, I’m going to break with a typical review style and just give you a set of bullet points.

Pros

  • The art is gritty, dark and moody when it needs to be. It never quite lets you get comfortable, which fits the story’s style very well.
  • Abdul Alhazred feels like a fully fleshed-out character who we’re only seeing glimpses of. His narration bubbles really flesh out his thoughts on the world. The gradual reveal of his motivations makes me want to learn more about the character. His lack of understanding of the events coincides nicely with the lack of information given in the book itself. You really feel like you’re in this with him.

Cons

  • Without having read the preview text I probably wouldn’t have known what the hell was going on in the comic.
  • The art made it a little difficult at times to decipher what was going on on the page. The caveat here is that for some reason the review PDF didn’t scroll as well as others which also played a part in my difficulty in reading the book.
  • There’s a lot of vagueness as to the events of the book, which is mostly a good thing until you realize that without the preview text you’d have been totally lost.

Conclusion
Godkillers #1 really wasn’t my cup of tea. At the same time, I know that just because it didn’t resonate with me doesn’t mean it’s a bad comic. The opposite is also true sometimes, as well. It just means it didn’t strike a chord. I can still appreciate the art, and the idea behind the story without being unfairly harsh to the comic. Objectively, there isn’t anything bad about the book as far as I can tell, and I hope that if you read it then you’re going to enjoy it more than I did. I won’t be scoring the story because I don’t think I can do it objectively or fairly.

If nothing else, I think you need to read this book.

Story: Mark Sable Artist: Maan House
Colorist: Hernan Cabrera Letterer: Thomas Mauer

Story: (N/A) Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Going to the Chapel #4

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #4

Writer(s): David Pepose
Artist Name(s): Gavin Guidry (Pencils), Liz Kramer (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Johanna the Mad (Cover A), Maan House (Cover B), Gavin Guidry (Cover C)
24 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

It’s time to bride or die! With the police about to storm the chapel, Emily must choose her allegiances and her own uncertain future. Can Emily face her fears of lifelong commitment, or will her anxieties be dashed by a runaway bullet? Find out here in this thrilling finale!

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #4

It’s Bride or Die in Going to the Chapel #4 this December

It’s time to bride or die, as the year’s funniest crime comic reaches its grand finale in Going to the Chapel #4! With the police about to storm the chapel, Emily must choose her allegiances and her own uncertain future. Can Emily face her fears of lifelong commitment, or will her anxieties be dashed by a runaway bullet? Fans of Crowded, Sex Criminals, and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose and superstar artist Gavin Guidry’s thrilling conclusion, due in stores and digital December 2019, featuring a show-stopping main cover from Fence artist Johanna the Mad!

Going to the Chapel #4 features colors by Elizabeth Kramer, lettering by Ariana Maher, and variant covers by Maan House and Gavin Guidry.

Going to the Chapel #4

Godkillers are Coming this February from AfterShock

Godkillers #1

Writer: Mark Sable
Artist: Maan House
Colorist: Hernan Cabrera
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Jeremy Haun
Incentive Cover: Tim Bradstreet
$4.99/ 32 pages / Color / On sale 02.19.20

Abdul Alhazred is an Arab-American folklore professor turned soldier whose fear of death stems from uncertainty about the existence of an afterlife. Then he joins THE GODKILLERS, a special forces unit tasked with fighting insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. Now that he knows the supernatural exists, he’ll have to decide which is worse—death or the nightmarish monsters he thought were mere legends.

From writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Fearless, Supergirl) and newcomer artist Maan House, GODKILLERS is a monster story for the modern age.

Godkillers #1

Preview: Going to the Chapel #3

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3

Written by David Pepose
Art by Gavin Guidry
Colors by Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by Ariana Maher
Covers by Emily Pearson, Maan House, and Gavin Guidry
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale NOV. 6

The heist of the century continues in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3! Locked in a stalemate with the police, an unexpected loss sends Emily and the Bad Elvis Gang spiraling into chaos — and unfortunately, Emily’s dysfunctional wedding party isn’t going to take this lying down. Can this bride pull off one last escape, or will her worst secrets be unveiled? Fans of Sex Criminals, Crowded, and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s hilarious crime caper, available in comic shops and digital devices Wednesday, November 6!

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #3

The Police are about to Storm the Wedding. Did they Bring Gifts? Find out in Going to the Chapel #4!

Going to the Chapel #4

Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Gavin Guidry
Colorist: Elizabeth Kramer
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Cover Artists: Cover A by Johanna the Mad (OCT191476; $3.99); Cover B by Maan House (OCT191477; $3.99); Cover C by Gavin Guidry (OCT191478; $3.99)

It’s time to bride or die, as the year’s funniest crime comic reaches its grand finale in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #4! With the police about to storm the chapel, Emily must choose her allegiances and her own uncertain future. Can Emily face her fears of lifelong commitment, or will her anxieties be dashed by a runaway bullet? Fans of Crowded, Sex Criminals, and The Fix should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s thrilling conclusion, due in stores and digital December 2019, featuring a show-stopping main cover from Fence artist Johanna the Mad!

Going to the Chapel #4

Preview: Going to the Chapel #2

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #2

Written by David Pepose
Art by Gavin Guidry
Colors by Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by Ariana Maher
Covers by Sweeney Boo, Maan House, and Gavin Guidry
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale OCT. 23

Action Lab’s outrageous new crime comedy revs up in GOING TO THE CHAPEL #2! As the police swarm the chapel, conflicted bride Emily must make a fateful choice — go through with her wedding, or team up with the Bad Elvis Gang to evade the bonds of holy matrimony. What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, playing both sides isn’t as easy as it looks… Fans of Sex CriminalsHawkeye and Crowded should not miss Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) and superstar artist Gavin Guidry (The Death Defying)’s off-the-wall heist thriller, available in comic shops and digital devices October 23!

GOING TO THE CHAPEL #2
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