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Supergod issue 1 (November 2009)
Publication information
Publisher Avatar Press
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date October 2009 – 2010
Number of issues 5
Creative team
Writer(s) Warren Ellis
Artist(s) Garrie Gastonny
Creator(s) Warren Ellis
Garrie Gastonny
Editor(s) William A. Christensen
Collected editions
Supergod ISBN 1-59291-099-8

Supergod is a 5-issue comic book limited series created by Warren Ellis, published by Avatar Press, with art by Garrie Gastonny. Issue 1 was released in November 2009.

In an essay written at the time of publication, Warren Ellis said:

Supergod is the story of what an actual superhuman arms race might be like. It’s a simple thing to imagine. Humans have been fashioning their own gods with their own hands since the dawn of our time on Earth. We can’t help ourselves. Fertility figures brazen idols, vast chalk etchings, carvings, myths and legends, science fiction writers generating science fiction religions from whole cloth. It’s not such a great leap to conceive of the builders of nuclear weapons and particle accelerators turning their attention to the oldest of human pursuits. Dress it up as superhuman defense, as discovering the limits of the human body, as transhumanism and posthumanism. [1]

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected:


One review called the work a "magnificently grim and horrifying superhero comic".[2]


  1. ^ [1] Avatar Press official webpage
  2. ^ Doctorow, Corey (8 October 2012). "Supergod: Warren Ellis's horrific arms-race endtimes - Boing Boing". Boing Boing. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 


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