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The God Machine Hardcover – November 23, 2010
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About the Author
Chandra is a freelance creator and art director. She has created a diverse array of works for guerrilla studio BLAM! Ventures, Archaia Entertainment, and a number of other indie comic book publishers.
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Top Customer Reviews
The art ranges from doodles to highly detailed work to mind-bending bizarre imagery, yet somehow it all seems to fit. There is creativity bleeding to the edges of every page and an eye popping color palette to make sure your eyes never get bored. The emotions are conveyed flawlessly. There is a perfect symbiotic relationship between the story and the art.
This hardcover book is absolutely beautiful, it's a work of art that I am proud to have on my bookshelf. From the glorious cover art to the spooky little glossy coated marcynites hidden in the cover. And my favorite, the #1 at the bottom of the spine, which (I hope) means that there is much more to come.
Oh, in case you didn't know, this book might not be suitable for all ages. (There are boobies.)
On that note. This ends my review of The God Machine. Happy reading!
Guy Salvatore’s girlfriend has gone missing and is presumed dead. He is dwelling in a state of self pity and grief and manages to catch the attention of the Gods. Good God, Evil God, and Limbo God run things from a parallel realm and this boy is messes everything up when he sees them (humans aren’t supposed to be able to see the Gods). In the midst of much mayhem they try to figure out what the heck is going on here.
I cannot emphasise how stunning and beautiful the artwork is throughout this book. It is just wonderful. It’s done in a beautiful full array of colors and is just absolutely eye-catching...and at times a bit disturbing.
The story is decently done, but a bit ambiguous and scattered at times. It’s a very creative story but you have to really concentrate on what is happening to not get lost. The story bounces between Guy, the three Gods, and a number of Guy’s rather disturbing dreams.
It’s a fun and interesting read....and I just love, love love the artwork.
Overall this was a very good and interesting graphic novel. I enjoyed the artwork throughout a ton and though the story was very creative. The story is a bit ambiguous though and kind of jumps between different POVs, so you really need to concentrate on what’s going on. I enjoyed it alot and hope that Free writes future installments to the God Machine.
The only thing I knew about this book before diving into it was how GORE-Geous is was going to be. I will admit though that what took it a notch above most is that Chandra took the time to create every element on every page. The color work reminded me of Dreamkeepers, in that it was just perfect on every page. Free's style has a seems to be a great mix of the SLG titles with a small hint of Manga here and there. I loved the character designs from page to page, and of course the little demons were my favorites. Overall this is a book that looks as better than most on the market, and the amount of talent on the pages shines through even the darkest of panels.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
I honestly had no idea what to expect from this book, other than how great it would look. The story was something that I felt came out of the pages of my youth. Being a teen in the 90's I saw the Goth scene like how it was portrayed in this book. I do not know if that is what Chandra was after, but to me it made sense. So within that regard, and much like with the Gothology books, I felt a special place for this book. At times the dialogue did feel a little choppy, but overall it was a solid read, until the "To Be Continued" end! ARGH!!! It was getting so good and then... BOOM! The overall concept is a lot of fun, the execution is great and the real treats are the small jokes that you find here and there throughout the book.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
While I do think this book might be cornered into a specific market, I think as a comic lover it should be looked at by all. The horror elements, mixed with all the emotional twists and combined with the the perfect style of art make this book a winner. So while I sit here and wait for Volume 2, to find out what is happening with my dearest new friend Guy, I think it's about time you stepped out from the shadows to go and pick this one up. Like I said, the easy crowd is the Squee, JTHM, Lenore bunch, when it is the ones who read Brian Wood or Terry Moore who need to be giving this one a serious look. Now... when can I have Volume #2?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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