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Hits the target,
This review is from: Goliath (Hardcover)A freakishly tall yet meek army admin clerk called Goliath is tricked into pretending to be his army's "giant champion", a symbol that one of the King's advisors hopes will end the conflict if the opposing army's champion fails to meet Goliath's challenge. Alas, we all know how it ends...
Tom Gauld shows a different side to the famous David and Goliath story with Goliath portrayed as not the giant he was purported to be but an overly tall chap near 7 feet tall, who prefers working quietly at his desk to fighting. You feel sorry for him being used as he is solely for his appearance to trick the enemy into surrendering, especially when that enemy sends a champion with a slingshot out to face Goliath.
Well written and delightfully drawn in a deceptively simple yet captivating style that suits this quiet tale of a quiet man whose good nature was exploited by the cynicism of others. "Goliath" is an excellent comic book by a fantastic and underrated artist.