Godshaper #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Jonas Goonface Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there's a god for every person and a person for every god...though for Ennay, unfortunately exceptions may apply. People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock 'n' roll gig.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Ben Boruff Apr 12, 2017

    Reading Godshaper is a refreshing experience"notably different than reading the often trite, two-fisted pages of simpler stories. Godshaper is a groundbreaking comic, full of exciting motion and thoughtful commentary. In an animalistic world filled with subpar stories and derivative artwork, Godshaper stands tall as proof that comics can evolve. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Apr 12, 2017

    The bottom line is Godshaper is a whole lot of fun wrapped up in a colorfully creative package delivering an extraordinary set of circumstances with a cast of cheerful misfits. With such an interesting concept, gorgeous artwork, and endless possibilities, there is no reason not to pick up the first issue of Godshaper wherever you get your comics. I'm already eagerly awaiting what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 7, 2017

    Spurrier has a dedicated fanbase, but even they might be surprised by Godshaper. The story is very different and yet put together incredibly. What might also surprise readers of Godshaper is that they'll come away a big fan of the artist than the writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Apr 13, 2017

    Godshaper #1is an excellent first issue that makes me eager to visit the rest of the series as both the writing and artwork are stellar. If you want an original title then look no further.Godshaper #1 is here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Anthony Spataro Apr 12, 2017

    Without giving too much away from the story, most of what appears to be the driving force for the title happens towards the final third of the first issue with the introduction of another character who has got themselves caught up in a conspiracy. The first two-thirds do a great job at setting up the world, without much really known, as well as making Ennay and his mute god Bud already likable as a duo. By the final few pages, it definitely looks like the enigmatic craziness of the first issue of Godshaper is only just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Dr. Disgustipated Jul 21, 2017

    Overall, I LOVE this book! The story and art are fused and would only be diminished if one of those elements were removed. It has been a very long time since I have felt that a story and art were inseparable or dependent on the other. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Mya Nunnally Apr 15, 2017

    GODSHAPER #1 seems to be the start of a beautiful, thought provoking series. I highly recommend this to anyone who's a fan of good art, good story, and a great premise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Apr 12, 2017

    I can definitely say Im invested in this story. Even with some of the issues regarding worldbuilding and detail, theres enough for readers to grab and characters that are refreshingly new. The creative team works on all levels and all of their efforts lend to a tale with many nuanced moving parts. Godshaper is weird as hell and it works. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 6, 2017

    Spurrier does a fantastic job of rapid-fire world building here, fleshing out this bizarre reality and populating it with its own unique slang terms like nogody and relict, making it instantly feel far more real than it probably has any right to. Ennay and Smudge are both intriguing, multi-layered protagonists, and the artwork is packed with expression and detail throughout. So, while its undeniably an odd premise for a story, the creative team flat-out manage to make it work, resulting in a new series that serves as a testament to the sheer creativity of creator-owned comics. You can count me in with the rest of this one, thats for god-damn sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Apr 7, 2017

    Godshaper is a series which presents a fresh world with a lot to explore in it. This series will easily find an audience and could become one of best titles of 2017. The first issue is a definite must read and leaves the audience in anticipation for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Apr 13, 2017

    Jonas Goonface gives us a surreal lens through which to view Simon Spurrier's sharp social commentary, as we're asked to ponder the point of false idols, hierarchies and gender labels. A lot has been thrown into the mix in Godshaper, resulting in a metaphor-heavy world that's been constructed without trivializing the problems at hand. This is definitely a series worth seeing through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 17, 2017

    Godshaper is an incredibly stylish debut. Strange and delightfully unusual as much of its ethos is, this very much feels like the start of a triple-A series. The world alone is a stunning piece of work and the story set in it, vague though it may need to be, has real legs. If you're looking for something different that still packs the punch of an Image book or a Big Two headliner, Godshaper is certainly worth a look. But don't be surprised if you see Bud's jolly, empty eyes staring at you from the merch wall of your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Apr 17, 2017

    This is a great issue to read if you're into fantasy. The environment has some relatable elements to it, but the storyline is mostly set in a world that lets us escape our own. I'm really excited to see where Ennay and Bud end up, because their journey gets a lot more serious at the end of this issue. Intrigued? If so, head over to your local comic shop (comicshoplocator.com) and give it a read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Eliot Cole May 19, 2017

    Godshaper is definitely worth both your time, and your cash " hipster jeans or no. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 17, 2017

    It is really hard to find a refreshing, new, fun comic, qnd not that hard once you get your eyes on Godshaper#1. By the end of the issue, you are on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next and how did the godshaper do that?!? It all ensures that people are going to be talking about this in your local comic shop and hopefully adding it to their pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 17, 2017

    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.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Eliot Cole May 19, 2017

    Godshaper is definitely worth both your time, and your cash " hipster jeans or no. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Apr 12, 2017

    Wrapping this book up, a very solid 4+ effort from Boom! Studios. Simon and Jonas really tell an interesting story, one that will keep me coming back to learn more about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Brian Belanger Apr 14, 2017

    This new title has a lot going for it, which isn't something you easily say from one issue. The story and certainly the art have already given us a lot to feel good about. Be it from your ATM or your personal god, go out and spend some sort of currency on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Apr 24, 2017

    The first issue of Godshaper is a well written and intriguing story of a dustbowl like future. Ennay is a flawed character, someone who the world doesnt believe deserves a god. He found his own god though, one who is willing to follow him through thick and thin. This is a great first issue, of what I hope is a great series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Apr 13, 2017

    "Godshaper" is a solid debut that introduces us to a vast alternate world with great art and visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Ray Hancock Apr 13, 2017

    I really look forward to seeing where this story goes and digging a little bit deeper into the universe being created by Spurrier and Goonface. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 5, 2017

    Godshaper #1 features some interesting ideas and decent art that are boggled down by otherwise poor and boring execution. Read Full Review

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