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Blogathon Best of 2012: #3 – Gødland #36

Oh, we’re getting in the high numbers now, people. At #3… GØDLAND BY JOE CASEY, TOM SCIOLI, AND OTHERS!

And it’s not over yet! That’s what I had to say. All of that in Gødland #36 — the ultimate battle of cosmic life against entropy and that’s not it! One of the biggest superhero comicbooks I’ve ever read. Something that felt like it Mattered and would remain a part of me forever… Or something. It was a single issue of brilliance. Of payoff for 35 issues that came before. I mean: ADAMAXIM! Page after big of big pictures of cosmic battle matched with Casey’s narration at its most bombastic. This is comics! This is the sort of thing that reminds me of being a kid, of when these things meant the world to me instead of being stacks that I read through and add to other stacks. This is the sort of comic that, back then, I would have read and reread and reread and, damn, I should do that more often. The finale is coming. I should reread this comic many, many times. I should know every line, every word, every hue and shade…

The moment where Kafka Nickelhead steps out of reality… Like the last time we saw that, reality sits in a room with Kirby ’70s comics. It’s all filtered through that. But, that’s this reality. What about the next? What about what’s new?

Tom Scioli… Tom Scioli… that battle. The weightiness of his lines… the sense of import, of largess… how can he do that?

“LET THE HEAVENS FALL!”

“SYSTEM RESTORE”

I just want what happens next… what happens… next…

The new Gød replaces the old…

In 90 minutes, another pre-2012 book…

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