I’m really digging the writing, art and creative style of creator Rich Foster. His ability to convey a strong, immersed short story that is ‘Red Giant: The Baron Goes Hunting’ is promising. It opens up a world in which most readers would desire more issues. I sure do.
Join No’Madd as he embarks on a journey to save the himself and probably more importantly, the world, from slave alien beings and their overlord. The adventure takes place on a planet where the inhabitants wield axes and swords, fight ant-like creatures called Gnats, fly airships, pilot sea vessels, battle autonomous laser-firing robots and God-like super beings! As you can tell, author Andrew Kafoury packs a lot of content into his first series. And rightly so, as several characters are introduced in what the author promises to be the beginning of several graphic novels. Although this first series focuses on No’Madd, each character can potentially have their own back story and adventure.
Thor – the god of thunder, member of the Avengers, son of Odin and prince of Asgard, is deemed unworthy of wielding the mighty hammer Mjolnir. Rising out of the downward spiral of his unworthiness, a new warrior emerges to become worthy of wielding the hammer – and she becomes the new Thor.
So what does this mean for the Thor that we’ve known all our lives? He’s still here, but a mystery woman is taking on the heavy title of Thor in one of the biggest and most controversial changes the Marvel universe has ever seen.
Tarantino meets The Bible meets The Sex Pistols meets The Truman Show. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a Saturday Night Live sketch, right? Maybe. But Punk Rock Jesus runs deep with modern day commentary on exploitative entertainment, teenage angst worthy of consideration, religious fanaticism, and “just because we can, should we?” science — all on a Biblical scale.