Volume 1 re:VISION of The God Machine series sets the stage for an ongoing epic!
Guy Salvatore is stricken with sadness and guilt. His world no longer makes sense. His girlfriend has died and he's seeing monsters. Are they manifestations of grief or something more? A strange man in a graveyard tells Guy that his girlfriend is indeed alive, floating in and out of the "Dream Worlds" and that only Guy can save her! However, the Gods stand in his way of happiness. Could this be the uniting of young lovers, or the end of everything else?
Welcome to The God Machine, a dark comedy that delves into one boy's struggles with depression and the supernatural. Populated with crazy Gods, terrible monsters, and offbeat goth friends, let us take you on a trip, around the world and back…
:::For mature readers. Strong sexual content, nudity, and language:::
•The first graphic novel in the series (more comics coming soon!)
•180 pages of comic pages (5 chapters), character art, and forewords by comics legend, Jill Thompson, and Venture Brother's co-creator, Doc Hammer!
•Lettered by Taylor Esposito. Logo by Phil Balsman.
•Additional scenes/content and updated script from the 2010 edition.
Chandra Free is an artist with a marvelously well-developed art style. It was this style that first drew me to her creations in general, and her comic in particular. What I found when I plunged into the story of The God Machine was a deep, occasionally surreal exploration of a world that draws in the reader with each new panel. Every bit deserving of the Kickstarter-funded upgrade it got in recent years. – Joseph R. Lallo
"Chandra Free's God Machine is a trip through layers of emotion, equal parts dark fairy tale and truth about the human condition. With only hints of influence from her peers, Chandra's art is a complete balance of in-your-face darkness and expressive joy."– Michael Avon Oeming- Powers co-creator
"All my favorite stories are ones that, no matter how fantastical or bizarre, feel like real places that exist somewhere, just maybe on a different plane of existence. Free does just that with The God Machine: This story features likable, distinctive and organic characters that effortlessly exist in a world of macabre fantasy and multiverse, with a smattering of goth subculture and clever humor. It's all delivered through incredibly skilled graphic artistry that is undeniable."– Dusty “Goth Dad” Gannon of Vision Video
"With its lush colors and beautifully rendered line work, Chandra Free will drawn you into the book from the first page."– Forrest C. Helvie, Newsarama and Popverse