Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The Bigger Bang
author: Vassilis Gogtzilas
average rating: 2.65
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/06/09
date added: 2015/06/09
'The Bigger Bang' sets out to tell a big cosmic story and mostly succeeds, but it gets bogged down by a messy, sometimes confusing art style.
Cosmos, our protagonist, was created when a catastrophe occurred. He's nigh indestructible, and feels badly about the event that caused his creation. Because of that, he spends his time flying around in space trying to save folks and redeem himself. When an evil ruler named King Thulu has his plans accidentally thwarted by Cosmos, he sets out to destroy him or recruit him. Cosmos seems oblivious that someone might cause him harm since he spends his time feeling mopey about his origin.
I liked the story in it's bold approach. It doesn't take itself that seriously and I think that works in it's favor. What doesn't work is the sort of bashed together looking art. It seems rushed and sketchy and unfinished. Maybe others will like it better than I did. I did like the designs of the many different alien races, and it was an interesting approach to the all powerful superhero story, but I can't recommend it based on the art choices.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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