Updated on 16 October, 2021
God of War Comic is a six issue ongoing American comic book series starring Chris Evans, Thanos (Robbie Davis), and kicking butt female super heroines that are sure to be tops this year. The series has been kicking butt month after month, selling out at every comic shop in the country and garnering rave reviews from both hardcore fans and non-fans. The comic has proven to be a winner, selling over 100 issues in the first year alone, but why is it so successful?
God of War Comic is the spiritual sequel to the hugely popular X-Men series, the animated Spider Man TV show, as well as the well received Fantastic Four series. The premise behind God of War Comic is that during the Cold War between the United States and Russia, a mysterious and powerful warrior was summoned by the US to fight the Russian military. Once there he gained the strength and combat abilities of adamantium and was called Iron Man. In the video games and comic books he acts as the primary hero fighting villains such as Dr. Doom, The Leader, and The Red Skull.
Marvel has created numerous new characters specifically to fill their already huge cast of strong characters in God of War. Some of these new additions include Korg, a powerful telepath; Medusa, a powerful warrior and member of the Egyptian gods; Quicksilver, a young man possessed of speed and agility; and Wintergreen, a powerful archer and skilled wielder of magical sword. These new additions join the previously famous X-Men team of Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Jean Grey, Storm, and Ice, as well as The Incredible Hulk. New members have been added as well from the original X-Men teams including Rogue, Nightshade, Warlock, Storm, and Beast. New villains have also been introduced such as Dracula, Necromancer, The Red Ghost, The Lizard, and The Mandarin. With so many new players in this great interactive-fiction game, it is no surprise that God of War is experiencing heavy sales.
Recently there has been some confusion in the gaming world about the upcoming God of War movie. It is not a direct sequel to the X-Men series at all but instead the story takes place in the future of the main plot. Some fans are happy and excited about this while others are not. In fact, some are calling the new game a substandard X-Men game that fails to live up to the high standard established by the original.
This controversy is centered on the introduction of Black Bolt, a villain from the distant future. He was featured in the first few issues of the comic and received a great amount of exposure in the final pages of issue 6. Many Christians were upset because they felt that Black Bolt was an actual member of the Norse mythology. In fact, the comic book writer stated that the character was intended for Christian readers. The story presented anachronistic elements and that many readers might not associate with the Norse culture. In short, many readers assumed that the Black Bolt concept originated from the Norse mythology.
Nevertheless, the God of War Comic books are not wholly dependent on Norse mythology. The Black Bolt, unlike the characters in the early X-Men stories, did not originate from the mythology of the Vikings. The character was inspired by the adventures of Dave Rapoza. The artist, Dave Rapoza, created the character of Black Bolt as a possible X-Men villain but the story remained the same.
In the God of War Comic series, the story told in the past and present of the characters are almost the same except that in the latter period, Dave Rapoza did not give prominence to the fallen god, Thor. Nevertheless, the character's story arc is the same. He was presumed dead, Thor captured his soul and returned to earth, while the mantle of God of War was left vacant. Now, a young man named Logan will step forward and assume the role of God of War. Wolverine, also a new recruit in the X-Men, will have to save the world once again.
In the second issue of the God of War Comic, the background story of Wolverine will be revealed. It was then revealed that the X-Men had been contacted by Wolverine and they were to go to the Savage Land where Cyclops, Ororo Monroe, and Storm were supposed to be stranded. Wolverine then led the X-Men to the Savage Land in an attempt to locate them and bring back Cyclops, Ororo Monroe, and Storm. Wolverine and the X-Men then went to the Savage Land where they encountered a warrior who bore an uncanny resemblance to Cyclops. This warrior challenged Wolverine to a battle, which the latter lost.