Dark Gods #1

Dark Gods #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: German Erramouspe Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Justin Jordan is unleashed in an epic all-new, ongoing series!   Murdock leads The Storm, humanity's last line of defense against the brewing Primordial Chaos and The Serpent, Tiamet herself!  But her children slowly emerge ahead of her return, as human-monster hybrids inflicting horrors in their wake. The Storm has to keep this bottled up, prevent the rest of humanity from breaking into panic, and hold back the flood of horrors that come with the return of the original evils, the Dark Gods themselves!   Available with Regular and Wraparound cover from series artist German Erramouspe, sultry Siren cover from Christian Zanier, a fully-painted Deity cover by Michael DiPascale, and a special Nightmare Retailer Order Incentive cover also by Zanier.

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - John Coolen Nov 1, 2014

    Overall this was a pretty entertaining read. Though some of the plot is a bit used, I still believe "Dark Gods" will be a series that's quite entertaining. If you enjoy blood, gore, foul language, along with a hint of nudity, than this is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Tareski Nov 3, 2014

    This book takes the concept of humanity's Gods and makes them dark. The first issue of this new Avatar series absolutely flies by and is absolutely begging for a trade paperback. That's not a particularly bad thing, but know that before you buy it. Justin Jordan's story, in a nut shell, follows a guy named Resnick who is attempting some corporate espionage and discovers that his coworkers are not they seem (dun dun dun!). The eye-catching art is what makes this breezy read worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 24, 2014

    I was intrigued by the premise put forth in this issue by Justin Jordan. The challenge will be making this stand out as a unique and compelling narrative as he develops the themes and situations he has set up here as they play out in the long term. Keeping a mixture of current day action along with the narrative of “how things got to be how they are” along with revealing insights into the structure of this Jordan-verse driven by the whims of the Dark Gods can make this series a must read. Will this keep its unique feel or will it fall back on familiar tropes? Time will tell. I really enjoyed what Jordan did with Luther Strode so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and will be back for more so I can see how he runs with this. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Oct 31, 2014

    Honestly the last page of this book snuck up on me " it just didn't seem like a complete first issue. Hopefully the next issue will put the readers on firmer ground. While I was looking forward to another miraculous book from Justin Jordan Dark Gods just leads me to wish for a conversion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2014

    The one benefit of the Genesis sequences is that they bring a lush, mythical quality to the book that stands out far more than the plain, unremarkable style employed for the real-world scenes. It enhances the sensation of the mundane colliding with the larger-than-life, and this juxtaposition could be key in helping this series to find its voice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Nov 4, 2014

    Dark Gods #1 is a good introductory issue in how it lays out its central conflict, and presents some intriguing ideas. It's less successful in introducing an interesting cast or putting in a good central hook. I'm in for a few issues, for the flashes of brilliance shown in this issue, but the central, modern-day story needs to improve rapidly for me to stick around. The title and cover art promises this grand epic of gods and apocalypse, but then the protagonist is so conventional and the plot so slight, Dark Gods read like a let-down. If the scope expands, or some flesh is hung on ol' Josh Resnick's bones, Dark Gods has an interesting enough idea at the core to be a good book. Right now, it's not there. Read Full Review

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