God Complex #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie Artist: Hendry Prasetya Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
6.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In the futuristic city of Delphi, a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself embroiled in the bizarre murders of three church acolytes. Guided by his cryptic mentor, the Ruler named Hermes, Seneca uncovers a stunning conspiracy and a mystery that will turn his entire world upside down. From writer PAUL JENKINS (Inhumans, Wolverine: Origin) and artist HENDRY PRASETYA (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) comes a unique vision of a digital future powered by mythological gods.

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Oct 16, 2017

    GOD COMPLEX #1's sci-fi adaptation of ancient gods is both fresh and brilliantly executed. While character motivations at one point drag the story down a bit, the overall experience culminates in one of the best new comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Leo Marques Oct 11, 2017

    It may not be for everyone but dont write God Complex off. Its a deep character driven story with a unique art look and great dialogue from the Main Characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 12, 2017

    This series is based on a line of high-end action figures created by co-writer Bryan Lie, which explains the gorgeous, eye-popping character designs. I'm not sure how much the mythology behind God Complex existed prior to this series, but it certainly makes for an inviting world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Oct 12, 2017

    I don't suggest passing this one up. GOD COMPLEX promises to be a riveting story, with plot twists that will take you on a wild ride that you'd be insane to pass up. There's a moment of religious ridicule, but that seems to be embedded within Seneca with good reason, so if you can look pass that, you're golden. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 11, 2017

    God Complex #1 is a good start to this series, while I am not completely sold on the series right now the story has enough to make me be interested and come back for more information and the characters are just wonderful to look at. I will be interested to see if the story picks up a little bit more from the first issue and if we get more information about this world in issue #2 as to not be totally lost. For now, God Complex #1 is a pretty solid first issue, not perfect, but it still has a lot to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Oct 12, 2017

    Heavy on the exposition, but the start of a fascinating new world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Oct 11, 2017

    Sometimes in first issues you can get too bogged down with the details and back-stories to the point where it's boring, but, I felt like this book had the opposite problem. I couldn't get into it for the first 2/3rds of it because I had no idea what was going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Oct 16, 2017

    Henry Prasetya serves up some seriously stylized landscapes made almost entirely of light. If you've ever wondered what the Klner Dom would have looked like in Tron, you should definitely read God Complex. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Oct 13, 2017

    The more I sit and think on God Complex, the more interested in the book I become. Like I said before, this first issue is good, but it's not great, and those can be the hardest to review and recommend (or not). Yet, there is a slow burn appeal to this one that I am starting to feel, but it will be the next issue or two that really make or break it. For now, if you're into cyberpunk or mythology, or even if the juxtaposition of the two just seems interesting, and you have the $4-ish to spare, I'd say at least give it a shot and see what you think. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 15, 2017

    There is promise in this new series. Complicated, elaborate world-building from the creative team is evident and merits, at the very least, a few issues to really allow the material to take root. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brow Oct 11, 2017

    Beautiful art, interesting concept, and conspiracy theories keep this issue worth checking out although it seems to run in a similar vein as some other Image titles. " Pierre Brow Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 12, 2017

    'God Complex' #1 is off to an interesting start. It has a distinctive voice and knows where it's going. Jenkins certainly doesn't hold your hand, you just have to get in, buckle up, and hang on. This is not for the uninitiated. This is going to take at least 2-3 issues to fully grasp what the hell is going on and to decide whether or not you want to stick around. There's a lot to like, art being one of them and a mysterious conspiracy that's ready to boil over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Oct 10, 2017

    Futuristing cyberpunk noir reimaginings of classic deities need a little more oomph than what's delivered, alas. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Watch - David Conine Oct 30, 2017

    God Complex Dogma took me by surprise, reminding me of an old school pulp detective story based in a futuristic tech-based society run by mythological Gods. I think Image Comics has a winner here and we can expect incredible things from the team behind God Complex Dogma! In my opinion, It's so good, it may leave you questioning your own existence; "Who am I?", "Why am I here?"! Read Full Review

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