God Country #1

God Country #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Jason Wordie, John J. Hill Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn't just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.
  
He's now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State...
  
"So much fun to watch creators find that next level. Go, Cates, go!" -Brian Michael Bendis

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Oct 31, 2016

    If this book was a gymnast it wouldn't just stick the landing, it'd throw in a couple of extra flips and fucking shatter the Earth as it landed. That was terrible, but I did say 'try'" If I could give God Country #1 six out of five stars I would. Unfortunately, I cannot, but what I'm trying to get at is that it's definitely a book that you need to read, so make sure you get your LCS to order it for you, you would be a fool not to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdist - Benjamin Bailey Oct 30, 2016

    God Country #1 will be hitting comic shops in January 2017, but you can pre-order it now. Without a doubt, this will be one of next year's big times. It'll be the book that makes everyone say, "Whoa, where dd this come from?!" It's a truly stunning debut and we can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 21, 2016

    This is one of the most exciting and captivating first issues of an Image Comics series that Ive read for quite some time, which is definitely saying something. Cates and Shaw are working in perfect harmony here, creating an intense, grounded world thats about to be blown apart in the most gloriously celestial fashion imaginable. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 22, 2016

    "God Country" has the potential to be truly great. This story will be special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Oct 29, 2016

    God Country #1 is a surprise. Not so much for its quality, but for the focus on family and all the challenges that come with it. Image has been touting the series as Southern Bastards meets American Gods, and while that's certainly apt, the first issue's choice to wade in the dirtier end of the pool as opposed to science fiction theatrics (though there's some rewarding venturing there too) adds gravitas to the mythological. It's about a god wandering the American plains, sure, but it's largely about second chances and fighting to keep the world from crushing down on you. Read Full Review

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