Godshaper #5 – What a Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Us Into This Time
STORY: Simon Spurrier
ART: Jonas Goonface
LETTERS: Colin Bell
COVERS: Jonas Goonface
Let’s just start off by saying I really hope you all are paying attention to this story, as it is so well put together and seriously enjoyable. Simon Spurrier and Jonas Goonface put together a lovable, easy to read and understand story that centers around a rockabilly style. Heavy influences seem to pour out of every single page, and it’s quite amazing!
So, if this is the first you have heard of this fun little story, take the time to get caught up. Check out each one of my reviews (as I have done many on this Godshaper), and read them for yourself. Once you get caught up, let’s talk about it. So many killer options come flying off the page for me, it’s been fun to review this!
In the last book, looks like Ennay finds himself even further stuck in hot water. This time, the kid and Bud are in equal trouble. Looks like The Cake Man is out to get them, and there is no where to go! If The Cake Man gets them, what are his plans? How can he ensure their usefulness? And Ennay, where could he land after his capture? Well, don’t look at me for spoilers, because that would simply ruin all the fun!
Ennay and Bud have quickly become two of the characters I look forward to each month to catch up and see what Simon Spurrier has next for him. Simon has really weaved a fantastic story, utilizing some great beatnik styles. He has made us care about Ennay and Bud, and as the story has gone along, we find we care more and more about other characters. Spurrier has done a wonderful job expanding this series, folding in good and bad guys ( more like bad and even badder guys) in a story that is current, yet frozen in the 50’s.
I’ve said it before, and I will continue to say it, Goonface and his pastels are so enjoyable! His art is part of the reason I look forward to reading this book each week! I don’t quite know how to describe it, but dark really isn’t too dark, bright isn’t too bright. It fits the mood and flows as part of the entire book, and maybe this is why I enjoy it so much. Moods fit perfectly into each and every panel, making the story flow that much better.
Jonas also does amazing work on the cover of Godshaper. It’s a smaller book, so there aren’t tons of covers to collect, just the one. Again, he utilizes fantastic pastels, with the background in a red, but the face of Ennay as purple. It’s interesting, because he is surrounded by thugs and their gods, making him look like he is feeling very uncomfortable with his surrounding company.
I don’t quite know just how long this Godshaper is gonna go, no clue how many issues it will last, but it’s a fantastic read, one I look forward to each and every month. Like I state in all of my reviews, got a question, have a concern? Feel like chatting this book up some? You know how to get a hold of me, just comment below!