Ordinary Gods #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Felipe Watanabe Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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For fans of THE OLD GUARD and GOD COUNTRY comes the extra-length first issue of a centuries-spanning action epic from writer KYLE HIGGINS (RADIANT BLACK) and artist FELIPE WATANABE (The Flash)!

The Luminary. The Prodigy. The Brute. The Trickster. The Innovator. Five gods from a realm beyond our own, leaders in the "War of Immortals." Aleast, they were - before they were
trapped, sent to a planet made into a prison, forced into an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation. Christopher is 22. He's got two loving parents and a 12-year-old sister. He works at a paint store. He's in therapy. He's one of the Five. Which means, in more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 19, 2021

    Ordinary Gods #1 is a wonderful example of world and character building that forges new mythology in the space of 34 pages, leading to yet another great launch from Image Comics. Higgins and Watanabe have given birth to something special here, and I can't wait to see where future issues take this concept as I'm curious to see what became of the other gods. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jul 7, 2021

    Ordinary Gods #1 is an excellently-paced debut issue that blends ideas from The Wicked + The Divine and The Bourne Identity into a wholly unique adventure that is sure to be an instant fan-favorite. Our introduction to the world and the characters is near divinely-inspired, and I eagerly anticipate the following issues to see how this universe will expand and how our godlike prisoners decide the fate of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 10, 2021

    'Ordinary Gods' has some familiar themes told with extraordinary expertise and pacing. This pulse-pounding action thriller spans millenniums but its heart lies with a young man in the present day who could change the fate of the immortals. This is first-class storytelling as Higgins writes another winner with another phenomenal creative team.   Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jul 7, 2021

    ORDINARY GODS #1 is a stellar first issue that balances intriguing fantasy/ sci-fi elements with well-grounded real word character work from Higgins that's elevated further by strong, bold art from Watanabe and the art team in an opener that puts an original spin on the concept of the immortal soul and reincarnation as an idea. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Jul 7, 2021

    This is one to have on your radar. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 7, 2021

    Based on the events that transpired in Ordinary Gods #1, it seems like Watanabe and William are the perfect art team for Higgins' new story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jul 7, 2021

    'Ordinary Gods' #1 is a groundbreaking start to a series that presents an out-of-this-world story about gods and the ultimate battle for power and control. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 7, 2021

    Ordinary Gods #1 is a solid debut that has a bit of a Terminator quality about it. A mystery person shows up to protect an individual who's needed to lead the rebellion. It's a concept we've seen many times before but the settings and characters make it all feel new and unique. It's a solid start for a potentially very intriguing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 7, 2021

    Watanabe delivers some great art throughout the issue. The story is filled with action and fantasy imagery and the art brings those things to life with vibrancy and energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 6, 2021

    Ordinary Gods #1 provides an interesting perspective to the mythology about Gods through the Gods, their territories drawing from human emotions and virtues, and the introduction of the protagonist (Christopher) who might save or destroy the world. The inclusion of a short story at the end is unique to the comic genre, and this compliments the narrative's overall structure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Jul 6, 2021

    A young man finds out he has been reincarnating since dying as a god. Will he and his family be okay with this revelation? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 12, 2021

    Not explaining much but being interesting in its own way, "Ordinary Gods" #1 is a solid debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 11, 2021

    Ordinary Gods #1 suffers from trying to do too much with its first issue. But even with a shaky start, the premise is good and shows promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 23, 2021

    Taking Scientology and mixing with Highlander doesn't work on paper and it doesn't work in this issue. It's taking too many genres and trying to squeeze them together. I really like Higgin's other title Radiant Black but I'm not sure I'll be back for more from these very Ordinary Gods. Read Full Review

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