Published on August 4th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Goddess Inc #1
SO when Zenescope decided to up the ante, and add the gods and goddesses on Ancient Myths into their Grimm Universe with all their fairy tale creatures, it actually made sense. GFT´s main babe and bodacious storyteller Sela Mathers is gifted with powers, yet had a book of fairy tales, with which she tries to help others make the right choices in life.
The more the stories were told, the more wrong they seemed and at one point Sela became more then just a narrator, and more a force to be reckoned with… a force in the iconic battle between good and evil even.
Sela developed into a more superhero type, especially when the Grimm Universe began its expansion with all the characters and their various personal stories, their crossovers, their struggles and their fights and battles.
When the Grimm Universe also took on an even bigger shape, with other realms (Neverland, Wonderland, Limbo, Nexus etc) it was only a matter of time till Zenescope took a next step and it was the Divine Step, so to say.
With Godstorm and GFT Bad Girls we now have the Greek & Roman Mythology at our reading disposal, with Venus taking point center as the gorgeous bitch-goddess, planning wars and manipulating her peers into aiding her.
In GODDESS INC #1, writer LaToya Morgan (writer of AMC’s TURN and SHAMELESS) is lovingly and deliciously aided by artist Manuel Preitano. When back in 2012 the gods became part of the Zenescope Universe it started to become perhaps a bit too heavy for readers. With this series and what Zenescope calls ZENESCOPE LAUNCH, they give readers a brand new entry point into their titles.
In GODDESS INC we can see Venus in various states of undress, lingerie and taking showers…. I mean…. we can see Venus in various states of meddling, scheming and making sure she becomes the new top dog in the world. She wants to revive the Aegina Celebration, which according to her own explanation is an ‘ancient festival of the gods that coincides with the winter solstice and concludes with the rites of Venus.’
Venus wants to gather all twelve Olympians and bring about a new Age Of Heroes and of course her main goal is that the human cattle will worship her… she just wants to be loved, I guess!
In this issue Venus is setting out to gather those Olympians, but the many different characters need much persuasion before her plans can become more then just plans.
I am sure that in the issues to come there will be epic battles and ample scheming, and possible visually supported with epic lingerie and ample showering 🙂
Verdict: solid writing, intriguing story, luscious and gratuitous artwork and 5 covers you can drool over before choosing your favorite!
GODDESS INC #1
Written by LaToya Morgan
Art by Manuel Preitano
Colors by Erick Arciniega
Lettering by Jim Campbell
Variant Covers: Vincenzo Cucca & Ylenia Di Napoli, Pasquale Qualano, Franchesco, Mike S. Miller & Mohan Sivaicamo.
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
32 pages • full-color
On sale August 6, 2014.