G.O.D.S. #6 Review: The Eyes Have It

GODS #6 review

Read our review of G.O.D.S. #6 from Marvel Comics, written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Valerio Schiti as Aiko bets her eyeballs.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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G.O.D.S. #6 Review:

In this issue, Aiko is trying to fix a mess she made, so she teams up with the Lion of Wolves to take a trip to see the Living Tribunal and fix things. Only things don’t go quite as she planned, and by the end of the issue she’s down two (2) eyeballs.

Host Justin Tyler really enjoyed the thrust of the issue, which pivoted on that classic twist of a fox tricking the main character. In this case, after promising to tell the truth for 24 hours, the Lion of Wolves offers her a choice: lie for 24 hours — which will drive her mad — or give me both of your eyes. She has no choice, and has to give up her eyes.

“Great issue,” added Alex Zalben. “I still don’t quite get this series as a whole. And it is ending with issue eight. Or at least taking a pause with issue eight. But I like it. The art is good. The writing is good.”

Pete LePage was even more positive, saying, “This was one of the first issues that really liked because it reminds me of an old tale where you’re supposed to learn something. And it’s this huge, fantastical story, which works well for this G.O.D.S. title. It was not only artistically really well done, but it’s an interesting tale that stays with you afterwards. So it checks all those boxes… I don’t see how it relates to the Marvel Universe. But I still think it’s fun.”

“It’s Hickman, surely he’ll come back to it,” Tyler said. Though he continued, “It doesn’t make a ton of sense why it is <arvel when this could just be a standalone title. It feels like Hickman saying, let me do a little Sandman-esque departure in the Marvel Universe, get into the larger mythological elements underneath it. And it’s built this whole little world. I’ve enjoyed every issue of this. It just the way that it’s setting things up, the storytelling makes me want to read this for 30 issues, not eight.”

G.O.D.S. #6 Official Synopsis:

Aiko has done a bad thing, and the only way she can set it right is to tell the truth and stop lying. But who doesn’t love lying? Certainly not the Lion of Wolves.

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