God Complex #1 Review

What’s this aboutGod Complex is about a young forensics detective named Seneca who has been assigned a case involving the murder of three clergy from the church of the Trinity in the futuristic city of Delphi. Enter Hermes, one of the so called Rulers in this future. Together they discover a conspiracy brewing within the church, a conspiracy that may change everything that Seneca knows or believes.

The Review

This story took me a minute or two to wrap my head around but once I did I found it very engaging and entertaining. It’s way different take on a murder mystery for sure. Seneca stands out as the lone wolf who tries to just do his job and protect what he values, while a the same time trying to keep his distance from as many people as he can not to let them get too close. Hermes on the other hand is the exact opposite. I mean if you were thought of as a god wouldn’t you be as outgoing as you could be. I thought he was some sort of android but it seems he is some sort of powerful being given dominion over this city of Delphi and he throws in with whatever tickles his fancy, here being police work (why because comics that why). The use of Greek mythology is very prominent with these rulers taking the names of the ancient Greek gods and what not. The chemistry between Hermes and Seneca is very good. They play off each other very well in dialogue and I think a deep respect is starting to build between the two. The story kinda reads like a noir detective story with the internal dialogue that Seneca has with himself and the shades and tones of the art really reflect that. It’s not a buddy cop story by any means but is it a story that is interesting oh very much so.

Final Words

It may not be for everyone but don’t write God Complex off. It’s a deep character driven story with a unique art look and great dialogue from the Main Characters.

More Info

Reviewed by: Matt Grandberry God Complex #1 Written by: Paul Jenkins Art by: Hendry Prasetya Published by: Image Comics Release Date: 10/11/2017