God Hates Astronauts #1

God Hates Astronauts Book Cover God Hates Astronauts
Ryan Browne
Insane Sci-Fi Superhero Whackadoodlery
Image Comics
9/3/14
Digital and Print
several. Definitely more than 10.

RYAN BROWNE'S (MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) farcical cult-sensation returns with a new story: perfect for new readers! A NASA funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space! As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (A guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears, and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident!

God Hates Astronauts by Ryan Browne (Writer/Artist), Jordan Boyd (Colors), Chris Crank (letters)

So stop me if you’ve heard this set up before: A team of NASA sponsored superheroes, backed up by a squad of killer bears, fight to keep a bunch of Astronaut Farmers from getting off Earth, because the lead Astronaut Farmer wants to find a quiet place to continue making love to his chicken. Meanwhile, a race of Cheeseburger Eating Tigers and their army of Crab people are plotting to attack Earth.

I know, I know. That’s the recent plot for Justice League, right?

GodHatesAstronauts-01-011-c70acHonestly, I don’t think any review is going to do God Hates Astronauts justice. It’s a pretty nutso title, and more power to it for that. This is a comic that embraces being a comic book, because anything can happen (and probably will). Just the back story alone (as told by a .. I think it’s a ghost(?) called “3-D Cowboy”) is 50 tons of insanity in a five pound sack.

Look, there’s not much I can say about God Hates Astronauts. You should really go and read it yourself. Now, perhaps you’re concerned about laying out $3.50 for a title that is pretty hard to explain. Fair enough! Go over to and read the webcomic that launched the new series. That should give you a pretty good idea of what you’re getting yourself into. If you really like the webcomic, Image Comics released it as a graphic novel recently in preparation for the new ongoing series.

If you were a fan of Warren Ellis’s NEXTWAVE, but wished it had more outright insanity, chicken fucking, and/or Hippopotami being pulled in a chariot by NASA Centaurs… well, God Hates Astronauts is right up your alley.

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