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?
Honestly, 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.