Friday, March 26, 2010

Supergod #3

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Garrie Gastonny

Only Warren Ellis can write a book like this. The third issue of Supergod continues to tell the story of mankind's experiments with artificially created super-humans, who are given god-like attributes and qualities.

We've already established that the Indian's Krishna has unleashed nuclear Armageddon on the sub-continent, and now the other countries are rushing to respond. Conflict is inevitable, but the British are the ones who think to save themselves by having their Celtic space-mushroom trinity god go work out some form of accord. Like I said, only from Ellis.

Included in this issue is Dajjal, the American-backed Iraqi contribution to the proceedings, Dajjal, named after the Islamic version of the anti-Christ, and able to make use of 'tactical perception', an ability that allowed him to see into all timelines.

There's a lot of crazy big ideas floating through this comic, and many of them shouldn't be mistaken for an actual plot, which seems to be kind of missing, but when the concepts are this cool, who really cares about plot?

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