God Country #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: John J. Hill Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 26
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

As Emmett Quinlan attempts to rebuild his family and his home after the devastating tornado that broke them, something otherworldly screams through the sky under a banner of WAR. The GODS have come to Texas-- and they do not intend to leave it empty handed...

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 15, 2017

    Our stalwart Texan hero, under excellent penmanship, and brought to life by a more-than-impressive artistic team, means to keep the very blade that is most assuredly putting himself and his family in danger by the end of this issue, a decision which leads the series into a surefooted second step and charts the course for compelling, cosmically bewildering and bombastic feats of God, man and everything in between (or perhaps arising from below) to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 7, 2017

    I absolutely loved the first issue of God Country when it dropped last month, and Im going on record right now as saying that not only is this second issue even better, but that this series is going to be one of the absolute cant miss titles of 2017. You have been warned. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Feb 8, 2017

    The journey towards the end of the book is great, and I really liked the final few pages of this. I really don't want to be calling Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw and Jason Wordie all the bastards, but I will for that ending because all I wanted to do was see what happens next. I love when comics do that to me just as much as I hate when comics do that to me, and if you feel the same way, whatever you're reading is probably a great book. Keep reading it when you can. Buy the single issues. Buy the trades. Do whatever you can to help keep that series alive. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Feb 16, 2017

    If we keep with this level of depth then we are on par for a monster of a title run. I was already bought in with the premise of the series, but this issue is what solidifies that Cates and Shaw are about to knuck if you buck with this these characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 17, 2017

    'God Country' #2 proves its exciting debut was no fluke. Here, we get more character development and world building that feels fluid and smart. There's a heart to this fantasy that is as potent as the mighty sword of the gods that Emmett wields. Cates and company have put together a must-read series. Don't wait for the trade, put it on your pull-list now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya Apr 6, 2017

    While God Country is about Gods, Demons, and bad ass swords, at the end of the day that's not why it's so good to read. The raw emotion and characterization found here are far and away the best reason to read God Country. In just two issues I find myself caring about all of the characters here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 20, 2017

    This issue is a fantastic romp, answers a lot of questions and makes fans both excited and worrisome for the future. God Country is the series to beat right now, 2017- so do your best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 16, 2017

    This is a high fantasy story anchored by very grounded, very human drama. Even as elderly hero Emmett Quinlan defies the gods who want him to hand over his mystical sword, he also has to come to terms with overcoming his Alzheimer's and truly meeting his family for the first time in years. That balance between big and small is the source of this book's appeal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Feb 15, 2017

    This is a story about a man with a sword who will face gods and demons alike. It is also a story about a man who is reconnecting with his family again. Those two things work well together because it is apparent that they will come to a head at some point. Emmett is the only one with these powers that Valofax gives, so will these gods and demons come for his kin? What sacrifices will he have to do to keep Valofax, and how far is he willing to go before he gives it up? I cannot wait to find out those answers. Grab this comic now while it is early in the series. God Country #2is fresh, and original, and Emmett is simply awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Feb 16, 2017

    This story seems to say that it is never too late. You are never too far gone or too old. That you are not completely forgotten even when the world forgets you. That the timeless archetypes of fantasy and superhero are not purely the domain of adolescent fantasies. You don't need to be the special chosen one who happens to be a gorgeous teenager or twenty-something. This is not consolation, it is redemption and hope. One last chance to be a hero and save the universe and have a kick ass brawl against the forces of darkness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 8, 2017

    God Country is the complete package folks. The creative team does a truly excellent job on this issue. Putting into words how excited I am about this book going forward is legitimately difficult. I feel the same way I did when books like Deadly Class, Lazarus, and Saga kicked off. Similarly to the end of the first issue, I cannot wait for the next issue of this book to drop. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 15, 2017

    I am still loving this series especially how it is covering an issue like Alzheimer's while also bringing in a crazy fantasy story to boot. Shaw is building a wonderful story making Emmett a very poignant character. The scenes of an old man walking and talking with a god in the Texas landscape or both funny in a since and oddly heart breaking in God Country #2. Seeing Emmett so joyful in remembering something so simple as his name is heart breaking. It makes perfect since why he would not want to give up Valofax. The bigger question is what is that going to mean for his family and maybe the fate of earth itself? God Country #2is not only a great fantasy storybut a great story about family and disease and how that affects everything around you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Feb 15, 2017

    God Country is a genre-twisting story that defines what it means to refresh an old, yet beloved brand of comic book. Maybe youve heard stories similar to this one before, but the fact is, youve yet to hear this exact one. Not only does God Country feel new to the point of total originality, but its also executed with beauty and style to spare. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Feb 17, 2017

    God Country #2 satisfies the cliffhanger of its debut issue and continues to build the world and tease its central conflict. The best is surely yet to come, but the deeply engaging characters, be they gods, mortals or somewhere in between, are already here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 17, 2017

    After the emotional torrent of the debut, however, this month's dry follow up is a bit of a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Feb 26, 2017

    Not as sad as I thought it would be. I think the mixture of the comic's mythology and realism is done very tastefully, while also allowing room for a story to grow. I think this comic will be one of the great indie comics of 2017 and hope that it continues to grow.

  • 6.0
    CelebrityButts Feb 18, 2017

    Am I the only one who's not sure if this is actually all that good? I love the concept of the main character having Alzheimer's/dementia that is alleviated by the magic sword, but I'm not totally sure the art is expressive enough, and I kinda of don't get anything from the characters faces... The family characterisation seems sort of dry and grim, and the whole gods coming down to earth seems very 'normal'...like oh, here's a massive mysterious sword and here's a massive space Trojan god popping over to banter with the new protagonist. I really like the cover and the artwork is solid, but not sure what to think..I will give it a few more issues but seems a bit like it's missing something. It's weird, I feel a bit like Black Hammer does what this does but ten times better..perhaps it's because there are so few characters and they aren't really developed much beyond the blurb stage. The next issue needs to blow me away I think, just not sure how...

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  • 6.0
    READ RUMBLE Mar 8, 2017

    I don't get all the hype surrounding this book. The ending was corny and how this guy who just had alzheimers is all of a sudden arrogant in front of a giant god is a stretch to me. I think the awesone covers has peope fooled that what's inside is also awesome,, because it's not. So many books out there better than this.

  • 10
    ComicRelief Feb 14, 2017

    As good or even better than issue #1. This is definitely going to be one of the best series of 2017. You're gonna love this!

  • 10
    MartyStrub Jul 27, 2017

    Who thought we would be rooting for an old man with dementia? Let's see where this adventure takes us.

  • 9.5
    Grizzwaldd Feb 17, 2017

    just awesome book everyone should go out and read

  • 9.5
    FT Metler Feb 18, 2017

    Superb. So many cool things happening here - big reveal that I can't wait to follow! Fave new series since Seven to Eternity.

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Feb 21, 2017

    Well, that was about as good as a second issue can get. It builds so well upon the first issue. After seeing the shattered remnants of a man last time, we see the proud, stubborn fellow he once was. And the part where we cut to the past to show her and his wife dancing in a 1970s country and western bar was so bittersweet. I'm sure in what direction this is going to go, since the supporting cast has expanded to contain the Gods of a distant world (I think?) here, but this series has gotten off to a fantastic start.

  • 9.5
    Peacefulzealot Feb 23, 2017

    This issue has everything sans action, and in all honesty it proves it doesn't need it to hold your interest. Absolutely sublime.

  • 7.5
    MiseryRent Feb 18, 2017

    Better than the first issue, but much of what was in this one could/should have been compressed into the last. So far "God Country" seems like rather weak writing, unfortunately ladled generously onto an interesting premise with strong potential. I'm going to give it one more issue, maybe two. If I didn't get these super cheap at work I'd have quit already.

  • 7.5
    DarioV Jul 1, 2017

    Honestly, coming from issue #1 this was a bit of a let down. A lot of things don't make any sense under a characterization point: Emmett seems completely not surprised by the situation for no reason, considering the sword cured his dementia. He acts all cocky with a ten foot tall god for no reason and sends a taunt to an almighty divinity for no reason. Also, why would Attum create a sword that doesn't obey his own will? Sounds stretched at the very least. On another note, the art was still pretty consistent and I loved how Cates creates interactions between very realistic situations like Alzheimer's disease and mythical concepts like curses and divinities. Also, touching moment when Emmett remembers his wife and family in general.

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