Here’s one of my favorite moments from this week’s new comics; these two panels come from God Country, a new Image series from Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw. The first panel gives us a lovely and horrifying sequence: the police, the child’s head centered in the panel, then the monstrous shape bellowing down the stairs. Even the colors seem to sweep us through the panel, blue to black.
The next panel has this weird little dizzying effect; we seem to zoom forward into the child’s head, but at the same time we’re looking into the child’s eyes, almost like being two places at the same time. And what do we see there? The basic elements of the monster, doubled.
It’s a great sequence, and a promising book. Be sure to check it out; there’s another awesome sequence with a tornado and a magical sword.
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