Cover image for Godhead. Volume one / Ho Che Anderson, writer/artist ; Gary Groth, editor ; Preston White, production ; Jacq Cohen ; promotions ; Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds, publishers.
Title:
Godhead. Volume one / Ho Che Anderson, writer/artist ; Gary Groth, editor ; Preston White, production ; Jacq Cohen ; promotions ; Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds, publishers.
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Godhead.
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9781683960805
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Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 2018.
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159 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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"When a powerful multinational corporation creates a machine that can communicate with God, does it spell humanity's salvation or the end of days? This sprawling saga, set in the not-so-distant future, explores the collision courses among science, religion, and corporate greed" -- back cover.
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Godhead ricochets from the streets of a working-class African American community to the glimmering halls of corporate America to a mobile scientific laboratory located in the Pacific Ocean. A sprawling contemporary saga with a science-fiction edge, Godhead explores a collision course between science and religion when a corporation creates a device that can talk to God. Is this humanity's salvation or the equivalent of a Doomsday machine? Godhead is Ho Che Anderson's most conceptually and thematically ambitious graphic novel to date, his first in over ten years. Visually, he employs a variety of drawing techniques from tonal images to stark black-and-white to full color painting in order to convey a thriller that ranges from intimate domestic drama to globalist corporate intrigue.


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This masterly mashup of sf, theology, and espionage opens with a blindfolded man being questioned and beaten by a masked gunman in a scene rendered in an expressionistic wash of black and gray. Yet over the next few pages, the illustration changes, allowing for more concrete shapes and designs. By episode's end, in which the gunman loses interest and wanders off and the hostage returns to work as the CEO of a major multinational corporation housed in a spire reminiscent of the Tower of Babel, author/illustrator Anderson (Scream Queen) has shifted to a more definitive and straightforward cartooning style. This fascinating sequence perfectly sets the tone for the story that follows, in which detail and meaning emerge slowly but steadily. What is the connection between the business's head of security and the CEO's attacker? Why was the CEO assaulted in the first place? Is the corporation testing a machine that allows users to speak directly with God? Why does -everyone who uses the device return violently insane? VERDICT This genre-bending, mind-dazzling first volume in a projected ongoing series will have readers desperately awaiting future installments.-TB © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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