The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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Writer JASON AARON and artist R.M. GUÉRA return to the stark and brutal world of THE GODDAMNED for the long-awaited second chapter of their biblical-noir epic.

Genesis 6:4. "...the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. And they bore children to them..."

In the time before the Great Flood, the world of man is a place of wanton violence and unbridled depravity. But hidden high atop a mountain, there is a very different sort of world. One without men. Here, the holy sisters at a secret nunnery live in paradise, a new Eden, rearing their flock of orphaned girls to embrace their future as ble more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 30, 2020

    An absorbing, enlightening, and darkly written tale about a brutal world where pleasantries and justice do not exist. The Goddamned is a series that continues to be highly interesting though so dark I suspect most should pick the right time to read it. If you're open to exploring something entirely new, dark, and thoroughly rich, I recommend this wholeheartedly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Jun 30, 2020

    The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides #1 is an ever better trip into this world than the original series. A filthy, profane fantasy adventure that you should check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 30, 2020

    An absorbing, enlightening, and darkly written tale about a brutal world where pleasantries and justice do not exist. The Goddamned is a series that continues to be highly interesting though so dark I suspect most should pick the right time to read it. If you're open to exploring something entirely new, dark, and thoroughly rich, I recommend this wholeheartedly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 1, 2020

    Ultimately though, this is every bit as gripping and captivating as the original series, and its always great to see this particular creative partnership making magic together. Providing a dark, unsettling take on this traditional bible story, The Virgin Brides proves to be more than worth the wait, and while my excitement is tempered with no small amount hesitation for the welfare of our two leads, I absolutely cant wait to see where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 30, 2020

    An unsettling and unrelenting first issue of this sequel series that is worthy of its predecessor. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Jul 2, 2020

    Radiant with inventive lore that delivers on its grim premise, "The Goddamned: Virgin Brides" #1 has heart and horror worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jul 1, 2020

    This is a really great comic. The art is stunning throughout and you can tell a lot of effort was put in to make sure each page of art and its colours fit the events taking place. The lettering is solid with a few nice touches that help things like the opening bible quote stand out. The characters are all written well and it's easy to get invested in them quite quickly which is vital for a short series like this. The story is a bit predictable but it covers some topics you don't really see in comics often and I'm excited for the release of the next issue. I just wish this series was suitable for younger audiences as I said in the review. That's my only complaint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 1, 2020

    The debut issue of The Goddamned: The Virgin Brides establishes itself as patriarchal exploitation of religious texts akin to the dystopic The Handmaid's Tale while the landscape and imagery feel evocative of the more recent Midsommar, while also establishing the potential to critique or current culture of misogyny in fascinating ways, in addition to serving as an unsettling piece of escapism. Read Full Review

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