Silent movies, much like foreign language movie, requires the audience’s full attention. There is no way for one to catchup on what they lost, unless they have a companion who they went to see the movie with. There is something both tenuous and beautiful about it, as makes it that you are committed to the experience. As technology has made these things less of an opportunity as in times before.
No one really makes silent movie anymore, nor can one can really find them, as some of those movies are becoming lost to time and degradation. Foreign language movies on the other hand are a little different, as there is still many movies that benefit form close captions. In the realm of comics, these opportunities are still there, and continue to thrive. One such example is the perfect Paracosm by the brilliant minds of Soda Pop Comics, Rosa Colon, and Carla Rodriguez.
In this story, we find a character in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, who finds a camera on the street, where starts taking pictures to find it’s not what she thought it was. As each picture unfolds a weirder, darker truth to everything in front of her. Eventually she starts taking pictures all over the island, and exposing the truth behind on only objects but people as well. By the end of the book, the reader finds an even more intriguing twist, as what is inside the camera will blow you away.
Overall, an interesting trip of the mind as the reader gets a true understanding of the power of perceptions. The story by Carla Rodriguez is engaging and entertains at every beat. The art by Rosa Colon, gives me feels of the work that the Hernandez brothers do on Love and Rockets. Altogether, an interesting fable that will keep the reader guessing until the very end.
Story: Carla Rodriguez Art: Rosa Colon
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy