The God Machine

The God Machine

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by Chandra Free
     
 

Guy Salvatore can't get a break. After his girlfriend Sith died, he can't seem to go through a morning without monsters coming out of the bathroom mirror, or being pressed at school with his friends' concern over his well-being. All Guy wants is to be left alone. One night after a bad dream, Guy seeks solace in the graveyard by Sith's tombstone, and is confronted by… See more details below

Overview

Guy Salvatore can't get a break. After his girlfriend Sith died, he can't seem to go through a morning without monsters coming out of the bathroom mirror, or being pressed at school with his friends' concern over his well-being. All Guy wants is to be left alone. One night after a bad dream, Guy seeks solace in the graveyard by Sith's tombstone, and is confronted by an odd bunch of characters that will change his life forever with the promise that Sith might be alive! Meanwhile, a beautiful Goddess known as Good God has lost the key to heaven. She needs the help of her fellow compatriot, Evil God, to search for it down on Earth. But what starts off as a minor chore becomes more when Guy catches them in the graveyard, especially since Gods are supposed to be invisible to mortals...

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Library Journal
Free's everyman hero, sad sack Guy Salvatore, suffers many indignities as he starts poking around otherworldly worlds. Haunted by gods, Satan, and a dead girlfriend named Sith, he stumbles through adventures that have the unfortunate effect of conjuring a rejected Neil Gaiman Sandman script, with elements of religion, mythology, and humor. While the art is simply amazing, heavily influenced by Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zimm), anime, and graffiti, it works best in single-page spreads and individual panels. Free has a tendency to clutter the pages with images, which overpower the story. More often than not, the text in the speech bubbles gets lost in the swooping drawings and obscured on the dark pages.Verdict This is one of those graphic novels that will look great on a display but quickly lose appeal once the two or three curious mature young adult goths look at it.—John Piche, San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932386875
Publisher:
Archaia
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chandra Free’s uniquely abstract and beautiful artwork has been seen on such diverse titles as Jim Henson Fraggle Rock to her own adaptation of T.S.Eliot’s The Wasteland and illustrations for the prose novel, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes. She is also art director of BLAM! Studios.

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