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G.O.D.S. #6 (of 8)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

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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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    G.O.D.S. #6 continues its winding road through the re-establishment of Marvel’s cosmology by taking one of the more straightforward fantasy plots, the deal at the crossroads, and placing the avatar of science and logic, Aiko directly in the center of it. Hickman’s scripting makes an excellent meal out of the pairing, letting the contradiction propel the story into its next major turn. Schiti picks up that sense of opposition as he places a core emphasis on Aiko as a person while grappling with the sheer magnitude of the cosmic deities. The compositions and linework always favor the smaller individual, reveling in her expressions while Aiko strives to right her wrongs. When overlapped with the regality of Gracia’s palette, it becomes evident that there is an undercurrent of mythology underpinning the vast cosmic canvas of the series.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic shows a different version of mythology, with touches of intense and raw science fiction and fantasy, this journey of Aiko is shocking, this new version of The Living Tribunal is very fresh and chilling. Reading this comic, even though it is complex at times, ends up being a delight and attracts more and more.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Hickman continues to craft an engaging and compelling world in this series and I continue to love seeing the dark world of magic these characters wade through. Aiko is an interesting character and there is a wonderful sense of agency to her that makes her actions more interesting. I also continue to enjoy the dynamic between her and Wyn and what that means for their opposing sides.

    The Art: Schiti’s art is vibrant and beautifully detailed throughout the issue. I love the visual style of this series and how it creates a beautiful other world to explore.

  • 85


    G.O.D.S. #6 is modern Marvel’s Odyssey, only condensed into a comic book. The brevity of character work shows itself, however, making some of the elements unearned. That said, the wonderment is incredible in this ongoing sci-fi fantasy epic.

  • 82

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    G.O.D.S. #6 forces Aiko to deal with the consequences of her destructive action toward Mia with a whimsical-yet-edgy journey to meet with the most powerful forces of magic in Marvel. The technical execution is on-point, and the art looks fantastic, but Hickman’s over-attention to world-building and character moments leaves little time to build out an actual story with only two issues left to go.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    The betrayal in the final pages of G.O.D.S. #6 should not have been a surprise, but it was, and the best parts of this issue provide a similar kind of satisfying dissonance, changing not only what happens next, but what has happened before. I’m really wondering where things go from here, almost as much as I wonder what G.O.D.S. actually stands for.

  • 70

    Reading G.O.D.S. feels a bit like watching the creators pull a sleight-of-hand trick. Many of the flourishes associated with Jonathan Hickman’s writing style are a present—a sense of gravitas and mystery, systems within systems—yet, underneath that veneer, the series hasn’t revealed much conflict or plot to latch onto and remains content to slowly build out its new take on Marvel’s cosmic power balance as an exercise in pure worldbuilding. The approach can still yield dramatic and entertaining results from issue to issue, but eventually, something more must emerge, or the façade falls away. G.O.D.S. #6 goes in both directions. Aiko enters a world that is not hers, venturing into the domain of the Powers-That-Be without the sanction or protection of her patrons, the Natural-Order-of-Things. There’s a grandeur to the proceedings and a subtlety to seeing how a woman of (more or less) science navigates a dimension built more of storybook logic. However, it mostly feels like a long walk to an obvious destination. Yet, once Aiko gets there, is forced to pay her price, and consults with Wyn afterward, the series’ true potential snaps into focus. However, with only two issues remaining, one is left to wonder if G.O.D.S. will realize that potential without Marvel extending enough grace to see it through in future returns.

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