God Country #3 (Image)

Story: Donny Cates
Art / Cover A: Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill
Cover B: Gerardo Zaffino, Jason Wordie
Published: March 15, 2017
Diamond ID: JAN170731 

I am a tad behind on Comic reviews this month due to our excursion to Wales for SFW8. For more on that check out Podcast episode 70, a post will be coming shortly. However I am back and wanted to start with Images God Country #3 or as I like to call it “The best damn Comic on the market right now”.

We left Emmett Quinlan having made the choice to keep the God Sword in his possession, telling the other Gods to sling there hook (Paraphrasing) and he is starting to form a little bit of a bond with Valofax (the sword).

Writer Donny Cates kicks off the 3rd issue by giving us the reader some time to breathe and process the events of the first 2 issues. We are given some nice husband and wife back and forth showing us just how stressful life was before Emmett turned all powerful and the sorts of things that crossed his sons mind in midst of his dads terrible disease. Meanwhile Emmett is getting to know his Granddaughter a little more but she only seems interested in playing with Valofax and of course Valofax gives us a little bit of Exposition (Nothing wrong with that).

Of course what we have learned in the first 2 sterling issues is that Cates while showing his strengths during times of intense dialogue… Well lets be honest he just cant wait to start turning things Bat-Shit on there head. Ending this issue with more epic sword play battles and a bastard of a surprise ending taking us into Issue 4, which normally I would of been pissed off about but I am running late with this review so next issue is not too long at all.

Again all issue 3 has done has cement God Country at the top of my pull list. Donny Cates is crafting a beautiful epic story here, that has not turned itself away from the harsh reality’s of Alzheimer’s with the conversations had within the pages. Geoff Shaw is nailing this book on Art duties, this is a visually pleasing story and Shaws attention when it comes to the big action splash panels is superb.

I for one am glad God Country exists and cant wait to see where our adventure with Emmett Quinlan is going to take us. 

God Country #4 coming April 19 2017


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