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After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no average human could understand. This story charts the arc of the evolution of Eric from man to...well, who knows what, as seen through the eyes of hi ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by WildStorm
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Gilang Danu
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The theme of average-joe-turned-god is not a new theme in comic book medium, we're already familiar with characters like Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen or The Sentry in Marvel universe (which were also a borrowed idea from Nietzsche concept of ubermensch).

One quotable line from the book, '...you're just another character in somebody's else story.' summed up A God Somewhere perfectly. No matter how powerful, influential and godlike you are, the world still not revolve around you. A God Somewhere remin
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مصطفي سليمان
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
" مع القوة تأتي المسئولية "
قريب بيتر باركر الرجل العنكبوت وهو يحتضر

رواية " الرب في مكان ما " تحكي قصة أريك الشخص اللطيف للغاية المساند للجميع علاقته ب أخيه ممتازة ضد العنصرية ويساعد الجميع دون قوي خارقة تتعرض البناية التي يعيش بها ل انفجار ما ف يكتسب قوي خارقة لا يعرف مداها ولا يعرف سببها ولكنه يستطيع الطيران لا يتعرض للرصاص لا شئ يؤثر عليه أصبح خالد أذن. ما أثر ذلك؟

هذا هو السؤال الأساسي بالنسبة للرواية المصورة الصادرة عام 2010
سر قوة الرواية أنها تأخذ سؤال يحلم به الجميع ماذا لو امتلكت قوي خا
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Ester Dachs Escarra
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Bogdan
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Take cover!

A "God" is on a rampage killing spree!

Interesting artwork.

Good story.

Not for the faint-hearted readers...
Arminzerella
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Christina
Dec 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Zedsdead
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Wow. Dark. "A God Somewhere" is firmly in the 'real people can't handle this much power' camp.

The first half of the book is about a good man and his relationships with his best friend and his younger brother. Then it abruptly changes into a gory superman-run-amok story.

It's kind of a downer, and very unpredictable. Every time I thought I knew where it was heading, everything changed. I found the ending to be vaguely unsatisfying but overall it was very thought-provoking, very well-written.
Jamie
Feb 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphicnovels
John Arcudi wrote one of my favorite “forgotten” comics of the 1990s. Major Bummer, his series with Dough Mahnke, was a humorous take on the “average joe gets superpowers” concept; it was funny, action-packed, and at its core, like John’s best work, human. A God Somewhere, his creator-owned graphic novel with Peter Snejbjerg, takes that same basic concept and flips it around. This is the serious sibling to Bummer, a harsh examination of absolute power being visited on the common man and corrupti ...more
Sumit Singla
The first thing that comes to mind on reading A God Somewhere is Mark Waid's Irredeemable.

The narrator of the story is a black guy called Sam, who is saved from school bullies by two brothers Eric and Hugh. OF course, they become the best of friends after that.

Some time later, there is an explosion in Eric's apartment building, and hundreds of people die. Eric doesn't. And that's what changes things. Forever.

Eric becomes a super-human of some sort. He develops incredible strength, speed, and the
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Maxoel Costa
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: marcele
Shelves: owned, comics
For a long time, i've heard of this graphic novel and I even get the scan copy, but I didn't get any interest in reading it. Recently,

I've buyed a copy and started to read. I've read little about the comics, so every page, as well as the story development and end, was a completely surprise.

I really enjoyed the Sam character, the black guy friend of the blond Forsters Brothers, Eric and Hugh, and the chronicler of the fate of one of them, Eric, that after a misterious explosion develops superpo
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Shell Senseless
A graphic novel which asks the question how does an ordinary man cope when he inadvertently ends up with superhero god-like powers, and what is it like for the people around him. Told from the perspective of his best friend this could have been a really thoughtful and interesting book, but it ended up being a gore fest that forgot to bother with character progression and just opted to change whole personalities in the space of a panel with no explanation.
Chris Kelly
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the early 1980's British comic book writer Alan Moore began exploring the darkest possibilities of super hero fiction with his work on Miracleman, Book One: A Dream of Flying. In the series, he portrayed the inevitable dislocation from normal humankind that would likely occur should someone attain powers like that of say, Superman. In the mid-80s he brought the question to the forefront of mainstream American comics when he published the 12 part series Watchmen. For better or worse, superhero ...more
EisNinE
Peter Snejbjerg has long been a member of the elite team of artists assembled by Mike Mignola to illustrate the various titles that make up the Hellboy-BPRD universe, pound-for-pound the most talented group of pencil-wielding warriors in mainstream comics. John Arcudi has been the mind behind most of the excellent scripts and storylines, working with the skeletal narrative architecture bolted together by Mignola. He has proven himself to be one of the best and most under-rated writers in comics, ...more
Chad Bearden
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
"A God Somewhere" is unquestionably a very accomplished work. John Arcudi's story about a man losing his humanity after recieving super powers is an interesting one. Shifting the point-of-view from super man, Eric, to friend, Sam, is a very humanizing one. The relationship between brothers Eric and Hugh is well fleshed out and the directions the story takes are genuinely surprising and satisfying. Artist Peter Snejbjerg also deserves some of the credit for some stark and haunting illustrations t ...more
Christopher
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I honestly don't know what prompted me to read this graphic novel. One day last week, I got an email notification from my library telling me I had reserved it and it was waiting for me, so I figured I must know what I like to read, whether I remember reserving it or not...so I shrugged off my sign of early senility and cracked the spine on this one. It wasn't a bad read at all - it was engaging, with characters I came to care about, flawed as they were, both intentionally and unintentionally.

Wit
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Francis
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Una historia complicada.
En "Un Dios entre nosotros" un joven (Eric) después de una explosión recibe unos extraños poderes que lo hacen casi invulnerable.
"El poder" es el tema de esta novela gráfica. "Tener grandes poderes conlleva grandes responsabilidades" como le decían a Peter Parker pero y si el poder te corrompe y te hace ver todo lo malo que el ser humano arrastra. Eso le origina a nuestro protagonista un bloqueo existencial que lo autodestruye.
Esta reflexión sobre la forma de controlar el
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Danijel Jedriško
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
"A God Somewhere" raises a big questions: Does power comes with responsibilities, and what those responsibilities are?; Where is the border between good and evil?; What's the purpose of human existence?
Eric, the protagonist of this story is somebody in who we can recognize ourselves and because of that we can relate to his transformation from saving angel to a murdering psychopath. That transformation is the main plot-line of the story, but the story really becomes great only when all subtext a
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Vittorio Rainone
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
E' il racconto della nascita di un supereroe: uno che può muovere le montagne, volare e soprattutto ergersi come un dio sul resto dell'umanità. Uno che impara presto che gli uomini non sono altro che piccoli pupazzetti ripieni di sangue che non meritano rispetto o gentilezza e vanno solo schiacciati. Dio in terra è l'horror che ci racconta questa discesa agli inferi di un uomo che era normale, che era gentile, e che riceve las "benedizione" di una divinità malevola, diventando diverso. La storia ...more
Michael
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loeg-archives
This is a good book. So a guy gets superpowers, and it goes to his head. It's realistic, and yes, tragic, but has an emotional heft that few of these "realistic superhero" comics ever come close to attaining. Arcudi uses the guy's best friend as the focal character, so we're blocked out from Eric, the superpowered guy, trying to imagine what he's experiencing. Snejbjreg, of course, makes it look great, and Arcudi delivers a strong script. Worth a look.
One Flew
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A young man is at the center of an explosion, instead of dying he wakes up a superman.

This one gets dark quickly, it's unpredictable and the fact that there is no explanation behind any of it adds to the mystery. The evil superman thing has been done multiple times now, though this is unique and interesting enough to make it work.
Rodrigo Mesquita
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Vai muito bem até 2/3, com uma boa discussão sobre a ascensão de uma pessoa normal a Deus, mas daí desanda e termina bem "meh".
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Kat
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Too gory for me. But the impact was strong both positively and negatively.
Thomas
Feb 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark, graphic-novel, 2011
One of my favorite superhero stories is Alan Moore’s take on Miracleman, where he deconstructed the idea of the superhero as a god, and took it in a new direction. By making them into gods, he made them human, and he took that idea and used it when he revamped the Swamp Thing and the entire superhero mythology with Watchmen. Since then, more mature comics look back at these ideas and try to incorporate them into their stories, but so far, no one has done it better than Alan Moore himself.

A God S
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Nore
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I gave this three stars because it includes something I hold near and dear to my heart (I call it friend betrayal, and I've loved it since the ye old days of Cutter and Skywise). It also includes a lot of themes that I think about a lot myself: the inconsequentiality of any one life, the impact that any one life can nevertheless have, the importance of human relationships, fragility of life.

I gave this only three stars for two big reasons - first, there are two just named female characters in t
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Jason
A God Somewhere put the graphic back into graphic novel with its gory depictions of smashed heads, decapitated corpses, and shredded human remains. These images serve to remind the reader that fragility is at the heart of the human condition. They also provide a stark contrast to the novel's nigh-omnipotent superman (in both the Simon & Shuster and Nietzschean senses). Described elsewhere as "the first superhero tragedy," this novel provides a disturbing, if uneven, meditation on what it mig ...more
Hikmat
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ini komik superhero, tapi jangan berprasangka dulu. Baik yang suka atau yang benci komik superhero boleh jadi kecele: ini adalah juga sebuah novel tragedi yang sangat realistik. John Arcudi (The Mask) dan Peter Snejbjerg (Light Brigade) mencipta dunia yang sangat dekat dengan kita, sangat mungkin terjadi, sebagai latar bagi sebuah kejadian fantastik dan mengerikan. Tiga orang sahabat, Sam (berkulit hitam), Eric & Hugh (dua bersaudara, pirang dan aryan secara fisik, terutama Eric) adalah oran ...more
Luke Zwanziger
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is perhaps one of the best graphic novels I have read since Alan Moore's "The Watchmen." This is truly a novel in the sense of the word, not some collected arc from a series, but an out and out, human story.

From a simple group of two brothers and their friend who are all tight evolving, separating, as one brother is "blessed" with superhuman powers, and becomes distant and disillusioned, and finally a mass murder.

The pages are so intense, so full of passion, agony, pain, and hope. I felt
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Blair
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A pretty brutal but effective take on what might happen to someone when they suddenly acquire the powers of a superhero, or a god. The fractured time frame works well, as does the artwork.
Rick
Jun 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Exploring the real world consequences of super powers, Arcudi and Snejbjerg expertly reveal the story of super-being Eric Forster through the perspectives of his family and best friend. After a freak accident gives Eric extraordinary powers, he saves the lives of countless people, but quickly morphs into something far more menacing and destructive. Veteran comics scribe Arcudi deftly toys with the characters, slowly uncovering their pasts through a series of nested flashbacks. Snejbjerg's delica ...more
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