Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there’s a god for every person and a person for every god…though for Ennay, unfortunately exceptions may apply. People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock ‘n’ roll gig.
When it comes to originality in anything from comics to movies, we just don’t see a whole lot of them. At least, not a lot that strongly stand out as something truly unique. The first issue of Godshaper looks like it wants to introduce us to one of the few good exceptions of late.
1958. Science fails, in which electricity and technology in general just disappears. In its place, most everyone has their own personal god who both provide products and the currency to buy them. Ennay is not one of the “most”, and instead is a Godshaper, able to change appearances and powers of gods like clay. With his humanless god friend Bud, the pair con the rich just to survive. But when a former military woman asks for his help, their lives may be completely changed.
The stage this story sets is wonderfully lit by the artwork that shows us this new world. It’s not even just the lineart, particularly all the creative designs of the gods that you’ll love. All of the luscious colors all along the pastel rainbow take the pages to another level.
This new title has a lot going for it, which isn’t something you easily say from one issue. The story and certainly the art have already given us a lot to feel good about. Be it from your ATM or your personal god, go out and spend some sort of currency on this book.
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