DV8
Gods And Monsters (Titan Edition)

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  • When a posse of 21st century Gen Active teens get blasted to another planet populated by competing Palaeolithic tribes who see them as gods, all hell breaks loose.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Rebekah Isaacs  
    Author
    Brian Wood  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    2288000  
    EAN
    9780857682703  
    Genre
    Superheroes  
    ISBN
    9780857682703  
    Promotion
    DC Graphic Novel Super Sale  
    Publisher
    Titan Books  
    Series
    Titan  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
    Volume
    8  
  • When a posse of 21st century Gen Active teens get blasted to another planet populated by competing Palaeolithic tribes who see them as gods, all hell breaks loose.

    The novelty of the original DV8 batch of deviant super-heroes was their distinctly un-heroic personalities. Wood respects the original gimmick and does one better, turning the team into more evil and psychotic characters. These super nihilists don’t waste any time exploiting their respective factions in order to achieve sexual or other kinds of gratification. The intergalactic experiment is revisited in tortured flashbacks, wherein the various alliances and dalliances of these genetically engineered marauders are described by the reluctant and guilt-ridden Gem.

    The story suffers from the absence of a dynamic plot line and some static artwork lacking fluidity in addition to any whimsical or imaginative dashes. The vivid coloring by Carrie Strachan saves the day in the end, but even something as dramatic as genocide is rendered as a cut-and-dried affair, devoid of emotional depth.

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