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Author: Peter Snejbjerg,John Arcudi
ISBN: 1401232469
ISBN13: 978-1401232467
Language: English
Publisher: DC Comics; New edition (September 20, 2011)
Pages: 200
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Critically acclaimed author John Arcudi got his start working on a number of comic books based on films, including RoboCop, Terminator, Predator, Alien, and The Thing.

by. John Arcudi (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Critically acclaimed author John Arcudi got his start working on a number of comic books based on films, including RoboCop, Terminator, Predator, Alien, and The Thing. Arcudi also contributed as writer for Batman: Black & White Vol. 1 and Batman: Black & White Vol. 4. After being a member of the Den Blå Bil-studios in the mid-eighties, Peter Snejberg started working for several publications, and made the epic science-fiction fantasy Hypernauten.

A God Somewhere book. A God Somewhere, his creator-owned graphic novel with Peter Snejbjerg, takes that same basic concept and flips it around. A God Somewhere The theme of od is not a new theme in comic book medium, we're already familiar with characters like Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen or The Sentry in Marvel universe (which were also a borrowed idea from Nietzsche concept of ubermensch) you're just another character in somebody's else story. summed up A God Somewhere perfectly.

A God Somewhere is a 2010 graphic novel created by writer John Arcudi, artist Peter Snejbjerg, and colorist Bjarne Hansen. The novel was first published in one paperback volume by DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint. It tells the story of Eric Foster,. It tells the story of Eric Foster, the first human to develop superhuman abilities, through the eyes of his friends and family. Over time, Eric's powers cause him to become disconnected from and ruthless toward humanity, leading to a conflict with the US military that ends in Eric's death

John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg (Illustrator).

John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg (Illustrator). ISBN: 1401226833 (ISBN13: 9781401226831). Published September 20th 2011 by DC Comics. Paperback, 200 pages. Author(s): John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg (Illustrator). Bjarne Hansen (Illustrator).

CBR News spoke with John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg about their original graphic novel from Wildstorm, 'a god .

CBR News spoke with John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg about their original graphic novel from Wildstorm, 'a god somewhere' - a project praised by industry heavyweights like Mike Mignola and Denny O'Neil. It's sort of a comparative bio of world-renowned physicist Freeman Dyson and his son George. Without going too much into detail, it describes the two dreams of these men.

John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg, Bjarne Hansen. After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand well, who knows what, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam. show more.

He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no ordinary human could understand.

Written by JOHN ARCUDI Art and cover by PETER SNEJBJERG "One of the most compelling page-turners to come .

Written by JOHN ARCUDI Art and cover by PETER SNEJBJERG "One of the most compelling page-turners to come out this year. USA TODAY "Remarkable imagery and thought-provoking narrative. superb entertainment. Highly recommended indeed.

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After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand. This story charts the arc of the evolution of Eric from man to...well, who knows what, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.
Comments to eBook A God Somewhere (New Edition)
Purebinder
Awesome read. One of the best depictions of how a regular man copes with his newfound abilities. Reading this reminded me of the movie Chronicle. After reading I was left with the question, "If I were to gain such abilities, how would I use them? How would they change me? Would I like who/what I have become?" Highly recommended.
playboy
(SPOILERS, this one was too hard to write without them)

I went back and forth whether or not to pick this up when I first saw it announced. The only exposure I ever had to writer John Arcudi was his run on Gen 13 Volume 1, and I just thought it was ok. The premise was intriguing but it wasn't something I hadn't read in other forms before. All of this coupled with the fact it was an original graphic novel with a $24.99 cover price, made me very hesitant to invest in it. I'm happy to say it was well worth the risk.

Normally, one of the strengths of graphic novels is that they don't have to rely on cliffhangers every 22 pages like a comic book. The writer has more freedom to structure his story any way he wants. Here, Arcudi chose to do 4 chapters at 50 pages each. It'd be interesting to see if this was originally envisioned as a 4-issue mini series but if it was, I'd find it hard to believe each issue would've been 50 pages. But regardless of the original intent, this format works very well here because it allows for cliffhangers and also allows for the passage of time between chapters.

Speaking of time, Arcudi's got an interesting story structure where we follow the 4 main characters in the present while periodically showing flashbacks of significant events in the past between the characters. The main character is Eric Forester. We also follow his brother Hugh, his wife Alma, and Eric's best friend Sam Knowle. Arcudi does a great job of setting up each of these characters and their various struggles before we even get to the superhero parts of the story. But Arcudi doesn't give us too much exposition. He gives us just enough up until the point where Eric is bestowed with his powers.

From here, the story takes off in a very interesting direction. In the story Eric is a Christian so he believes God has blessed him with these powers. Now I must pause and let you know I am a Christian myself (don't worry, I'm not going to start preaching from here on), so that's the perspective I'm coming at this story from. The way Eric takes authority over his powers is almost unbelievable. But Eric is so euphoric about the whole thing, Arucdi lets us feel the elation Eric feels about these new powers.

This brings me to Snejbjerg's art. He does an amazing job throughout the novel but it's his facial expressions on Eric that really convey how happy Eric is this has happened to him. When you look into Eric's eyes as he tells Sam everything's going to be alright and then proceeds to jump out a window and fly into the sky, its Snejbjerg's art that makes you believe Eric.

Of course, from here we follow as Eric becomes a messiah of sorts (even though he outright states he does not compare himself to Jesus Christ). But his godhood loses its impact as he begins to see the corruption of man and how despite his great powers, the corruption still remains. At this point Eric has been simultaneously hurt by society and by those he loves like his brother, Hugh. It is this realization that begins to send him over the edge and where Arucdi takes us to some very dark places.

The battles that ensue which Snejbjerg illustrates beautifully are absolutely brutal following these events. Those following Boom Studios' Irredeemable have gotten a taste of the "superhero gone bad" story but here, there is no holding back. The story becomes heartbreaking as we see Eric driven mad by the idea that humanity is lost and not worth saving. There are even two plot points which I thought were interesting because they are two possible origins to his powers. One is where Eric dreams that he was once a god of another smaller universe who became bored and came to our bigger universe. The other is that Eric's powers are telekinetic in nature which could either be separate, or go hand in hand with the "god" explanation. In fact, the origins of his powers are never fully explained but that's ok because in this story they are mainly a catalyst for everything else.

By the end, Arucdi is not shoving some religious message down out throats. He is simply giving us a human story in a superhero setting. To see these ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances and how they handle it is the strength of this story. I cannot recommend this graphic novel enough. It is a further testament that comics can be a powerful medium to convey meaningful stories that can reach a lot of people.
Malodora
While not extraordinary, it is a very good read. It claims to be a philosophical story...but it is not; it's about the wrong guy becoming a demi-god. It's well written, violent, intriguing characters, tragic and great art. Mildly scary in place, genuinely disturbing in others.

I know many other graphic novels that are overall better, but I can’t say I will ever forget it. Nor could I stop reading the story while it was in my hands.
Zacki
Having read almost all of the great mythologies, I had to read A god Somewhere many times to comprehend it. How can Eric be lucid, near omniscient, with telepathic and telekinetic powers, and at the same time be a berserk monster? In other words, as Sam says, he is a "mass murdering Buddha." Imagine the carnage if the Hulk's battles with the Army were shown realistically. This is a graphic novel, and the carnage is graphic. Yet, Eric is much more than the Hulk. He can defeat an Army brigade with his mind alone. Indeed, his powers are god-like, and that is the rub. A being with Eric's powers has to be either accepted as a god, or go insane.

Or perhaps it was inevitable he go insane. God never spoke directly to Eric to explain his powers to him. At first he believed God gave him his powers, and then Eric came to believe he himself was a god, somewhere, in some other, smaller universe. But how could he be a god in our universe, without a clear link to God? How can he be a god, with his brother putting him down? Instead of looking up to him, putting him down. With a put-down like that, it was easy for Eric to go from god to monster.

A god Somewhere is an incredible mix of superhero, mythology, and theology, never seen before in comics or graphic novels.
Cetnan
Dark as hell, a wonderful look at what might happen if a regular guy woke up a superhero one day.
Brol
Great take on gaining super powers, and losing control. It was suggested from a comic book thread from Reddit and ive not been disapoi trd so far. Highly recommended.
Road.to sliver
So much fuss was about this comic book and all this for nothing. Don't bother reading it, not worth your money, not to mention your time.
Purchased graphic novel. When purchasing, seller indicates up to 14 business days to deliver. Took at least that long to arrive. Ordered similar product from Barnes and Nobel's online and it arrived within the same week of ordering. Product arrived in good condition and was correct product but slow delivery process is below expected standards.
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