Cover image for God country / Donny Cates, words ; Geoff Shaw, art ; Jason Wordie, color ; John J. Hill, letters & design.
Title:
God country / Donny Cates, words ; Geoff Shaw, art ; Jason Wordie, color ; John J. Hill, letters & design.
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ISBN:
9781534302341
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Contains material originally published in single magazine form as God country #1-6."
Abstract:
In GODCOUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmettisn't just a problem for his children--his violent outbursts are more thanthe local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home--as well as thesurrounding West Texas town--a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. An enchanted sword at the eye ofthe storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the onlyman who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to theLone Star State ... In GOD COUNTRY salvation is a double-edged sword.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated M / Mature.
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Summary

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in ahigh-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action andjaw-dropping worldbuilding.

In GODCOUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmettisn't just a problem for his children--his violent outbursts are more thanthe local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home--as well as thesurrounding West Texas town--a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.

An enchanted sword at the eye ofthe storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the onlyman who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to theLone Star State...

In GOD COUNTRYsalvation is a double-edged sword.


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Library Journal Review

Cates (The Paybacks) pens a Weird West tale worthy of Joe R. Lansdale in this collected edition of the series' six-issue run. Roy Quinlan thinks he can care for his angry, Alzheimer's stricken father, Emmett, even after the old man has a violent encounter with the law. At the risk of pushing his wife and daughter away, Roy refuses to remove his father from their homestead. Before the family can fracture, a supernatural tornado destroys the ranch, depositing an oversized magical talking sword into Emmett's hands. As long as he wields the sword, he is free from his debilitating disease, but refusing to relinquish the sword to the dark force that created it pushes the Quinlans from drama into horror. Cates's high-concept tale is grounded by one family's struggle with aging and loss, while Shaw, Jason Wordie, and John Hill's dynamic illustrations depict both rural Texas and the fantastic realm from which Valofax, the 12-foot-long god of swords, hails. Verdict Recommended for readers who enjoy epic fantasy in rural settings.-Terry Bosky, Madison, WI © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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