When it comes to a book like The Bigger Bang, there's a lot that you can say that'll make it sound interesting. You could take the route that the official press release from IDW takes and talk about how it's focused on a journey of atonement for an impossibly powerful superhero who finds himself alone in the universe, trying to solve the mystery of his own creation. Or, you can do what the actual opening pages of the book do, and show him punching out volcanoes.

The Bigger Bang hits shelves this week from the team of D.J. Kirkbride and Vassilis Gogtzilas, and while I'm already a fan of Kirkbride's from his work as the co-writer of Amelia Cole, it's Gogtzilas who stands out here, with scratchy, stylized art that's more than a little reminiscent of Bill Sienkiewicz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The official solicitation is as follows:

The Bigger Bang #1 (of 4)

D.J. Kirkbride (w) • Vassilis Gogtzilas (a & c)

The Big Bang created all life as we know it. The Bigger Bang creates just one: a being named Cosmos. Is he a destroyer? A hero? A god? All he knows is that he's completely alone in what was our universe... so he seeks out another where he'll try to atone for the sins of his mysterious creation. From the inventive minds of D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Never Ending) and Vassilis Gogtzilas (Augusta Wind) comes a sprawling space-epic of multi-dimensional proportions.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Bigger Bang #1 is out this Wednesday, November 12.