Review: I Breathed a Body #1
With a bit of trypophobia, making it through I Breathed a Body #1 was a bit rough. The imagery kept me uneasy and a bit squeamish. But getting through that, I Breathed a Body #1 is an interesting story about the power of technology and social networking.
Written by Zac Thompson, I Breathed a Body #1 introduces us to a social network and its star. A punk of a kid whose pranks hurt individuals, the apologies are hollow, and whose views deliver a lot of revenue.
There’s really something interesting here as the discussion about the power of technology companies and their ability to manipulate individuals. There’s also really smart discussion of the spiraling of technology and the rewarding bad behavior. These are real-world issues discussed today, real issues being debated.
Thompson has laid the groundwork for a horror story with a much deeper meaning to it. It does what a lot of horror does, deliver an examination of something beyond scares.
And those scares and unease are delivered by Andy MacDonald. The art is fantastic and kept me off-centered the entire time. There’s something to it that delivers an experience that’s both clean and sterilized and at the same time with a slight Hellraiser vibe about it. With Triona Farrell‘s color and Hassan Otsmae-Elhaou‘s lettering, the visuals keep me off-centered and a little nauseous. It’s probably how I should really feel about social media and the power of tech companies honestly.
Despite my trypophobia, I Breathed a Body #1 is an intriguing start of a series. There’s a lot to chew on for a comic that clearly has something to say. Things will be interesting to see where they go from here and what exactly is on these creator’s minds.
Story: Zac Thompson Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Triona Farrell Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy