Gods as pop stars. It’s a novel concept and one that could crumble under its own weight if not pulled off correctly. But so far, we’ve been treated to a thoughtful exploration of where divine intervention meets celebrity worship.
Not many readers have put themselves in the headspace of a caped vigilante, but Jon and Suzie, the dynamic duo of deviant thoughts and sexcapades, embody our deepest desires, shame, regrets, and fears.
Imagine you’re back in high school. You’re faced with a lot of societal pressures such as fitting in and applying for colleges. Now to top that off your school has inexplicably been transported to an alien galaxy. You are now entering The Woods.
The Trees are intelligent life that fail to recognize humans as anything more than parasites, if that. It’s the ultimate nature fights back tale. Except these Trees are invading from space.
Mystical mayhem in Daredevil. Daredevil is being stalked by The Shroud, a Batman-style vigilante. Except for the part where he trades his eyes to some sorcerers for the ability to command shadows.
Co-creators Jason Aaron and Jason Latour remind us at every turn that we’re in the Deep South and its inhabitants play by a different set of rules here.