The world is being ravaged by eruptions, floods, sandstorms and freezing temperatures, around the globe hundreds of thousands of people are dying but no one is sure why. Two weeks after these devastating natural events start, on May 17th 2015 AD Zeus visits Earth and unimpressed with the progression of man (or woman) he decides to return for good.
Two months on and the world is in an even greater mess as it is not only Zeus who has decided to return and take over Earth but so have a number of other gods including Thor, Odin, Horus, Anubis and many more. At first they agree to territories but soon these boundaries are broken and war breaks out among the gods.
Meanwhile, a group of scientists gather together, hidden underground to discuss how science can battle the gods and save Earth from domination. As the historical gods battle each other the scientists decide it's time to create their own god, one they can control.
God is Dead Volume 1 brings together issues 1-6 of this ongoing series and it really is one hell of a start. Gods, monsters, demons and scientists are thrown together in this great twist on mythical fantasy, making gripping, non-stop action. What you also cannot fail to miss is just how beautifully drawn it is, packed with detail and a real joy to the eyeballs. The end of this volume leaves the story wide open and there are obviously a world of different directions that God is Dead could follow but wherever it's going I'm looking forward to following it.
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