Saturday, December 5, 2009

Supergod #2

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Garrie Gastonny

The second issue of Ellis's latest title is much like the first - some old British guy is telling some American the history of the world's different superhuman projects, on what appears to be the last night of existence.

Ellis does a great job here of weaving national stereotypes and characters into these different projects. The Chinese superhuman is reflective of their attempts to erase theology, while the American superhuman is a naive, easily-manipulated Christian who believes he is dead but can travel back and forth from Heaven to the USA, because the country has signed a contract with God. Only an American could believe that....

There hasn't been much in the way of action yet, but as a piece of illustrated speculative pseudo-science, this comic is quite successful.

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