Goliath is a simply designed comic with a unique perspective on the story
from the bible. The story of Goliath usually makes the main character, Goliath, out to be a vicious monster, hellbent on defeating anyone who gets in his way. In this telling however, Goliath is shown not only as human, but also as a hero. The bible version, from what I remember, painted Goliath as a murderer. Anyone they (the Israelites? It’s been so long) sent to stop him would fail and get killed. Until one day, a small, almost sicklylooking man came along and shot him with a slingshot (I think his name was David).
He killed Goliath, because God had prophesied as such.
The message of the comic, I think, is that every coin has two sides. Every individual person has their own version of what happened at any given time. To Goliath’s own people, he wasn’t a monster. They knew him to be a sweet, kindhearted clericaltype who would rather take notes in a strategy meeting than fight.
For a book about a giant, the actual book itself is not that big. The hard cover, if looking at both sides, easily adds 33% thickness to the book. The pages were a nice, thick quality, but unfortunately one of them was torn and bent near the binding. Luckily, though, this did not hinder the ability to read the story. The art was extremely simplistic, and used only one or two colors. Crosshatching was used to do shading, so that the color palette of brown did not get too large. The text was very far and few in between, which allowed the simpleshaped characters and buildings tell the story.