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Godland #2

Posted: Friday, August 26, 2005
By: Michael Deeley



Writer: Joe Casey
Artist: Tom Scioli

Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $2.99 USD

Basil Cronus, a skull in a jar, captures the alien dog to get high off of its blood. He seals Adam Archer in a tomb and drops him in the Marianas Trench. Adam remembers his training with the Cosmic Fetus Collective and escapes. All this, plus the first appearance of Friedrich Nickelhead!

Weíre entering strange territory here. Weíve got real snobby alien fetuses doing the dojo thing; a supervillain driven by drug addiction; dialogue that sounds like the good Kevin Smith movie; and at the center of it all, a stoically traditional cosmic superhero. Adam Archer is as unhip as he is powerful. Heís operating on higher levels of power and suburban levels of character. He just isnít weird enough for this world. Yet.

I believe Jack Kirby would have done comics like this. Back in the 70s, he was doing some really weird stuff. "Captain America: Madbomb," The Fourth World comics, and "Destroyer Duck" mixed traditional action with downright crazy ideas. Godland looks and reads like a 1970s Marvel comic where the villains know itís the 21st century.

And itís supposed to get weirder!



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