The Goddamned

The Goddamned

Book One, Before the Flood

Book - 2017
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"Caine, son of Adam. Inventor of murder. Cursed by God. The closest thing this doomed world has to a savior. It's 1,600 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and Stone Age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruciton are the rules of the day. This is the story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. This is life before the Flood. Welcome to the world of the Goddamned."--page 4 of cover
Publisher: Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017
ISBN: 9781632157003
1632157004
Branch Call Number: GN AARON 2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Before the flood

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isaachar
Feb 21, 2018

An interesting, gritty mashup on the events of the Old Testament, taking place just before the story of the flood and Noah. Caine is cursed to walk the earth unable to die. He bears witness to humanity haven fallen to barbarism of every sort. We also meet Noah, who while not above extreme violence and barbarism in the name of religious worship, is busy organizing the construction of his ark. There were a lot of interesting idea's in this book. Caine questions the morality of a divine will allowing it's creations to suffer, challenges Noah's use of slaves to construct his ark and his reflective brutality towards other humans as ethical even though it's implied that it's being done by divine will. This Jason Aaron manages to take a very old and common story and make something new of it. The artwork was also really well done. The whole thing is reminiscent of the illustrated stories in the classic Heavy Metal magazine issues. I can't wait to read more.

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DJX13
May 04, 2017

Outstanding!!! Jason knocks this one way out of the park.

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