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‘G.O.D.S.’ #7 reveals even more weirdness

‘G.O.D.S.’ #7 reveals there may be something outside science and magic.

The penultimate issue of G.O.D.S. is out today, revealing more about a key character. At this point, it’s clear this series has slowly unveiled a hierarchy of power in the science and magic camps, with a few key characters along the way. Due to the vast wonderment it has imbued, adding some rules to Marvel’s once utterly vague cosmic side, it’s nice to see some time spent on the characters as well.

The character who gets the major focus in G.O.D.S. #7 is Dimitri, Wyn’s right-hand man, who is an envoy of The-Natural-Order-of-Things. This issue opened in Soviet Kazakhstan in 1963 when two cosmonauts headed to space. A fitting place to start for humanity in a series about the vastness of space: we soon meet a young Dimitri, whose parents escaped Earth’s atmosphere a day prior. We soon learn his parents are lost but not forgotten by Dimitri, who aims to get them back by the end of the issue.

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As with previous issues, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Valerio Schiti infuse this series with mysterious locations and creatures. Dimitri is driven to a destination by some multi-eyed creature, for instance. He seeks aid from Doctor Strange, who seems to be in the middle of some demon-alien surgery.

GODS #7

I sure hope Stephen washed his hands after.
Credit: Marvel

Dimitri and his handy computer continue to be fun. Their dynamic is like a married couple, who disagree on things even though the gizmo knows everything. That’s literally inside the confines of what is known. A helpful data page detailing the “totality of everything” helps convey that there are things outside these basics. This all, of course, relates to where Dimitri’s parents are.

This issue is a kind of bottle episode, giving Dimitri a heroic task while unveiling a mysterious side of the unknown universe. It doesn’t add much to what Wyn’s up to or the side of science or magic, but it does offer an intriguing sci-fi angle on yet another new element. In this way, the issue adds cosmic wonder but doesn’t serve much of what came before.

The art is stupendous by Schiti and color artist Marte Gracia. The strange place Dimitri’s parents are in is captured well via colorful stardust and eerie creatures. The flashback has some Akira vibes, thanks to an elevator and the lack of color. Everything is blue, black, and red. Dimitri is childlike, conveyed well by his expressions and emotional arc in the story. He’s acting irrationally but is steadfast in saving his parents.

G.O.D.S. #7 is a reminder this series is more like a taste-tester for adding rules and reveals around Marvel’s cosmic universe. It’s not so much building a story but building a foundation to develop stories later. In this way, it continues to intrigue while maintaining an obtuse nature to its grander purpose.

'G.O.D.S.' #7 reveals even more weirdness
‘G.O.D.S.’ #7 reveals even more weirdness
G.O.D.S. #7
G.O.D.S. #7 is a reminder this series is more like a taste-tester for adding rules and reveals around Marvel's cosmic universe. It's not so much building a story but building a foundation to develop stories later. In this way, it continues to intrigue while maintaining an obtuse nature to its grander purpose.  
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.9
Reveals another epic mystery to all things
Gives us some background on Dimitri
Incredible visuals
Doesn't build on any one story and acts more like a taste tester for more wonderment
8.5
Great
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