Godshaper #1 | Writer Simon Spurrier | Artist Jonas Goonface
Simon Spurrier had his hands full trying to make this concept click in just one 32-page issue, but if you ask me, he did enough to make the reader come back for me. It's without a knockout punch, that's for sure, but the small standout elements are enough to tickle my pickle.
What's keeping me coming back without a doubt is the fascinating work -- and amazing name -- of Jonas Goonface. I don't even know how to talk about his artwork, shit I should have done this as a podcast, either way ... every other page felt different, unique and special.
The colors are freaking amazing, the old-school pages standout as it made me feel like I was reading a insert about a traveling HOBO. Goonface is a name to watch out for and once we read more of Spurrier's story, I think we're in store for a special duo on this Boom! Studios series.
As for the story, let's just break down the interesting as hell plot real quick so you see what I'm screaming about. In 1958, the world lost electricity, "ignition--anything" and no one knew why. Every person has a God, and every God a person except for the Godshapers.
Godshapers are not supposed to have Gods, and from ish No. 1 it appears this designates them as Deity Repairmen. The first issue revolves around Ennay and his mischievous ghost friend. Ennay works as a Shaper while his little ghost buddy (not his God ... I think) whips up shenanigans.
Below the rating, check out some pages from issue courtesy of Boom!
Rating 8/10 Schmeckles: Listen the issues people have with this book aren't real issues to me. It's an interesting, weird, off-the-wall idea with some beautifully creative art. Seriously, this book feels like half-Archie, half-Rick and Morty. Jonas Goonface is a name to watch out for and once we read more of Simon Spurrier's story, I think we're in store for a special duo on this Boom! Studios series.