Comic Spotlight: Godshaper #1
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Godshaper #1
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Jonas Goonface
Letters by Colin Bell
Covers by Jonas Goonface, Sonny Liew
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Imagine a dimension where in 1958 the whole world goes wonky and suddenly there is no electricity, no technology. But as a trade off, mankind is presented with divinity. Not for themselves, per se, but suddenly every human has a god that helps them in a variety of ways with a variety of abilities. Everyone gains a powerful companion. Well, almost everyone, as we see in Godshaper #1.

A small fraction of humanity finds themselves without that bond, without their own god. Known derogatorily as a nogody, Ennay is one of those rare folks that are able to shape and mold the gods of others. His ability to create is limited to the entity before him, raising or changing the powers of the being to the satisfaction of the human. Oftentimes needed but never wanted, he travels the world seeking a place in the grand scheme of things.

Of course, if there is a human without a god, there must be a god without a human, right? It only makes sense in some twisted way. Bud is that god, helpful on occasion but possessing an affinity for headgear. Together they seem to be vagabonds but beneath that disguise, they are quite a bit more than that.

This comic allows the reader to explore a vibrant and unique world that pushes far past the boundaries of the average comic book. With an amazing array of characters, the story is an essay on humanity and how it often rejects what it fears. You’ll find the series a fresh face in the crowd; the twists and turns of the story draws the reader in rather than forcing them away. This is my favorite comic of last week.

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.

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