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REVIEW: Lester of the Gods #1

Book Title: Lester of the Gods #1

Book Description: “Lester of the Lesser Gods” is the tale of Lester Odinson. As his name suggests, he is the son of the Norse God, Odin. However Lester isn't quite as prominent as his father. In fact, Lester lives a mortal life. He's an out of shape, twenty-something year old that works at a fast food joint and lives with his mother. All that changes when the demons of Hell are unleashed upon Earth. It's up to Lester to show that while he may be "just a demigod" he is up to the task of saving his planet.

Book Author: Eric Powell, Lucky Yates, and Mac Cushing

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Albatross Funny Books

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Illustrator: Gideon Kendall

  • Story
    (3.1)
  • Interior Art
    (3)
  • Cover Art
    (3)
  • Dialogue
    (3.4)
  • Mechanics
    (3.7)
  • Editing
    (3.2)
3.2

Summary

This title wasn’t initially on my radar. I stumbled across it when I was at my local comic book store picking up my pulls. When I saw the Albatross logo I pulled the trigger. I enjoyed “The Goon” and “Hillbilly”. If this was anything like those I was going to be in for a treat. While the story wasn’t as solid as the other title, the jokes more than made up for the difference. 

“Lester of the Lesser Gods” is what happens when you combine “Thor” and “Conan” with an R rated “Mad Magazine”. The writing leaves one torn between laughing hysterically and being severely offended. I have told a nasty joke or ten in my time. This creative team fearlessly treads into waters that make mere mortals say, “I’m going to sit this one out”.

The cover of this book is very striking. Ity forces you to take notice. The eyes in the background are very piercing. I liked Lester holding up the swords. That was the second indicator that this was going to be a fun book.

The artwork on the interior pages was somewhat cartoonish in some panels. Given the nature of the story I think it was a brilliant choice. This artistic style allows for more humor by having more flexibility in facial features.

As a geek on a budget my recommendation regarding “Lester of the Lesser Gods” would be to know yourself. Some of the jokes can get a bit raunchy. If you’re good with that, enjoy. You’re going to have a few good ones to add to your repertoire. If that knowledge conflicts with your morals, I would advise finding a different title to pursue.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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