Yet again I found myself asking, “What the f*** did I just read.” But this time, after asking the question, I immediately answered, saying “I don’t know, but I liked it…I liked it a lot.” Off the bat, I’ll say that this book will not appeal to everyone, but then again, who cares? If you picked up a copy of GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #1 expecting an intellectual masterpiece…let’s just say it’s not the writer’s fault that you were disappointed.
“From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal’s most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon! Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts – antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality. Co-written by GWAR themselves and Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), GWAR: Orgasmageddon is a love letter to comics, Grindhouse movies, and heavy metal – sure to appeal to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien goo.”
In the book’s description, it’s said that GWAR tramples through time like a “deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts,” and having read the comic, I must say that that is as close to a perfect description as one could come. GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #1 is unlike anything that I’ve read, and that’s putting it lightly.
Laden with violence and smart, fittingly distasteful writing GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #1 offends in all the right ways. Readers don’t need to be fans of GWAR the band to enjoy this series, in fact, I think that readers who’ve never heard of GWAR will enjoy the series more than those familiar with the band.
GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #1is f***ing Metal! Read it.