Publisher’s Summary: Seneca awakens into his new existence as an augmented human, only to find it is a life of pain and mental anguish. He has lost everything he once held dear, his nerve endings are on fire, and perhaps he has become a puppet of the Gods. But salvation beckons in the form of the nagging voice inside his head that leads him ever closer to finding the Trinity. He will have to go to the catacombs beneath the city in order to find an answer to the greatest secret of all Mankind.
God Complex #5 opens by introducing readers to the ‘new’ Seneca: an augmented human who, as it is described in the publisher’s summary above, lingers in a life of pain and mental anguish. Having this new and improved Seneca lead the God Complex story adds an additional layer of depth to the plot while it also generates a good deal of added interest; readers, surely, are eager to see what Seneca can do with his new augmentations, and already, here, in Issue #5, readers are given a peek at Seneca’s new abilities.
Paul Jenkins script does some heavy-lifting in issue #5. There is a good deal to explain and showcase and thankfully, Jenkins manages to do this without detracting from the story’s momentum and he also manages to progress the plot to a point of great excitement. The book closes with a cliffhanger stand-off that leaves readers eager for what’s to come in Issue #6.
Hendry Prasetya’s illustrations are highly-detailed and expressive and, after being coupled with Sunny Gho’s futuresque tech-tinged colors, are truly unique; Prasetya and Gho’s combined efforts make for a visual experience that is unique and feels cinematic. This is Sci-Fi comic book artwork at its best.
The Bottom Line:
With a solid script and gorgeous artwork that makes for a cinematic reading experience, God Complex #5 is an excellent issue that is a pleasure to read.