Top Cow’s Upcoming God Complex Is Built On An Original Toy Line

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

As we’ve reported previously, there’s a new Top Cow/Image Comics series coming up in October called God Complex, written by Paul Jenkins (Inhumans, Wolverine: Origin) and Bryan Lie who are joined by artist Hendry Prasetya (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) for this “all-new mystery thriller”.

God Complex is a unique blend of mythology and sci-fi that is set in the futuristic city of Delphi where a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself involved in the murders of three church acolytes. Guided by the Ruler Hermes, Seneca uncovers “a stunning conspiracy and a mystery” that unsettles his entire existence.

But the backstory for the origin of God Complex is just as interesting–it started as the first original toy line-up from Jakarta-based company GLITCH. The line of toys feature “sci-fi and high-fashion reimaginings of mythological gods from various beliefs/regions like Greek, Egypt, China, and Japan”.

The toys were first released in 2012 and are currently available for purchase at www.glitch-store.com. God Complex was originally created by Bryan Lie, who is GLITCH co-Founder and CEO.



The company has released more than ten characters within five years, and they have gotten a lot of attention in the high-end collectibles community, mainly in Japan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

GLITCH is bringing the IP to worldwide attention by collaborating with Top Cow Productions to publish the comics that tell the stories behind the characters and explore the God Complex universe.

The first comic arc is God Complex: Dogma,  and “questions the nature of gods, religion, truth, and human faith, set in age of misinformation and post-truth”.

God Complex #1 (Diamond Code AUG170549) will arrive in shops on Wednesday, October 11th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, September 18th.