July 16, 2024

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Noteworthy Issues: G.O.D.S. #3 (December, 2023)

A god walks into a bar...

I think I got a little mixed up last time I reviewed this series and said one of the two factions that may or may not be at war in this book was science-based and not magic-based.  That was based on a bad reading, and I think it’s more that the one faction uses the scientific method to understand magic.

We now return to my thoughts on whatever this series is.

Issue:  G.O.D.S. #3, December 2023

Writer:  Jonathan Hickman

Artist:  Valerio Schiti

The Plot:  While the search for the origin of the Babylon Event continues, a universal abstract wants a drink.

Commentary:  So, to be clear, I have no idea what this comic series is all about.  My guess is that the plot here is mostly to allow Hickman to explore the extent of the magical and cosmic angles of the Marvel Universe while whatever the plot is is there to explore how these two different factions deal with these issues and each other.

By the by, I am not writing out the names of those factions again because they are very long and full of hyphens.  If I continue to review the individual issues of G.O.D.S. in the future, I will probably continue that policy, at least until I learn what significance the faction names actually have.

As it is, this issue does a couple smart things.  First, Hickman is mining the cosmic stuff he’s already done, most notably in his Avengers run that went into Secret Wars.  Then he tosses in some new stuff like the woman here who is a Cassandra, and finally, some old Marvel concepts like the Abstracts, godlike beings who represent a basic concept of the universe, as seen here when the concept of Oblivion shows up and scares the hell out of everybody just by being there.  Is this series going somewhere?  I don’t know, and this oddly does not bother me.

Grade:  B+