Rosie Nolan is a London zookeeper. She's also a Goddess, one
of eight planetary deities, only she doesn't know it yet.
Her psychic powers activate accidentally causing a geographic
rift between England and Scotland and it is this display that
bring all manner of weirdos and sociopaths out of the woodwork
looking for a piece of Rosie. Along the way to uncovering
her powers she picks up a number of allies including Jeff,
Mudhawk and Sam...
is written by Preacher author Garth Ennis and this
work is very similar in a lot of respects. While Phil Winslade's
art is not as captivating nor graphic as Steve Dillon's work
on Preacher it does have a charm all of its own. Goddess
picks out Winslade's talents as a young artist with him at
home drawing planes crashing into buildings, guys having their
heads beaten to a pulp and half-naked female gods.
Dixon and the Butcher Bruvvers (roles not unlike Grandma and
the good old boys in Preacher) provide some rather
sick comic relief, if you can call it that, as they try to
track down Rosie so that Dixon can kill the man who murdered
his police colleague (as this man is also after Rosie - complicated
character of Jeff was not developed as much as he could have
been and Sam hardly got a look in, but then you could argue
that this is Rosie's story anyway.
ending is a little formulaic for Ennis. Without spoiling too
much it is the old Ennis story of hero seeks mighty power,
power turns out to be hero's creator, hero sticks two fingers
up at creator and returns to Earth.
those, like me, mourning the passing of Preacher, then
Goddess is equally entertaining. A great read from
start to finish.
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