The Goddamned #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed." Genesis 9:6

  • 10
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Nov 23, 2016

    THE GODDAMNED #5 is the natural, yet perfect, conclusion to a tale of a fallen world, a world that might have always been fallen and might always be destined to be fallen. However, Aaron, Guera, and Brusco give us a tale that’s not unrealistically hopeful or oppressively heavy. In a yarn filled with biblical myths and cannibalistic giants, we get a story that embraces humanity and takes it for what it is, light and dark, warts and all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 21, 2016

    The Goddamned is brutally violent, delivering mayhem, hopelessness, and despair in a package one should relish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Nov 25, 2016

    And yet our leading man is sucked into a mortal's plight to find her child Lodo, so he challenges an entire army of bloodthirsty maniacs to save him. (Noah and his men by the way are savages who are hoarding terrifying lions and beasts to put on a giant boat – this ain't your grandfather's Noah my child – this is Jason Aaron's Noah and he's a dick). By the end of our final chapter in this debut and chaotic new series, we will be taken back and asking ourselves “why?” – very much thrust into Cain's extremely skeptic point of view. I liked the twist, even though I was disgusted, but I think it's appropriate given the very climate of our world right now anyway. I'm fascinated at where Aaron and Guera will take us next and which parts of Christian mythology they'll put their extremely edgy stamp on. The Goddamned is a stunning, gore-soaked thrill ridethat isn't afraid to challenge religion head on and make us like it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 23, 2016

    As I mentioned in one of my earlier reviews, this is definitely not your grandmas bible story, but over the last five issues,The Goddamned has also gradually evolved into something far more interesting than simply an ultra-violent religious adaptation. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Nov 23, 2016

    The delay in the storytelling probably has something to do with it, too, to be honest. I have no desire to wait around for long periods of time to read another arc. In the back of the book it says the next arc is going to start in 2017... There's no solicitation for issue six yet, which means the next arc is fucking time away. I read a lot of books as it is, there's always new ones coming out and by the time the next issue rolls around, I will have completely forgotten about this book. Read Full Review

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