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Review: Gregory Suicide

gs01Immortality and reincarnation are popular themes throughout pop culture. The possibility of living generations without the inevitable defeat of death is a scary and enviable idea, which has been explored many times. The theme of the hero who wants to find the endgame and the world that will never understand him. This has made franchises out of Highlander and Anne Rice’s Vampire series and even has played out on TV, on shows like New Amsterdam and Forever.

Gregory Suicide, the new one shot comic by Eric Grissom and Will Perkins, aims to revisit some of the same themes but in a world filled with shadows and heists. Within the first few pages, we are introduced to Gregory, while on an operation for the shadow organization that employs him. We also find out within the first few pages, where he got his name. To the average reader, this might seem like a troubling premise, but within this creative team’s hands, it soars.

Gregory, has been on 36 missions, and has transferred into 36 bodies, which has made his organization very successful due to his efforts. He recalls his most memorable missions throughout the book and the reader is reminded of the cost to his mind and overall sanity. This book peaks into Gregory’s mind as his sanity slowly loses grip. By book’s end, the reader is ultimately assured that Gregory has a strong sense of self despite what he is endured.

The story by Grissom is a an interesting ride , as he takes you on the various missions that Gregory has been on, while providing the reader of who he is at the same time. The art by Perkins is a wonderful companion to the story, as it is perfect for this otherworldly story. This team of talents has provided enough heart and grit to make the story more than the average thriller. Overall, an interesting story which I wish was more than a one shot.

Story: Eric Grissom Art: Will Perkins
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Frankenstein’s Daughter provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Gregory Suicide

gs01When trying to describe Gregory Suicide without giving anything away about the comic’s plot or story, I found that it is a somewhat difficult task. What isn’t difficult is recommending the Gregory Suicide  one shot to you, but to do so without any spoilers whatsoever?

That’s not as easy as you’d think.

The brilliance of the comic is so intrinsically tied to the story that to give you any real hint or synopsis would take away from the story itself.  I went in completely blind to this comic, having nothing but the name and the cover to go by and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Eric Grissom has crafted a story that is absolutely worth reading, and while I noticed some very interesting themes running through out the comic, I don’t particularly want to talk about them because I don’t want to influence your expectations when reading the comic.

What I can talk about, however, is Will Perkins art work. It has an almost clinically whimsical feel that isn’t overburdened by heavy line work and fits so effortlessly with the story that I didn’t really notice how well it suited, and how effortlessly the details were captured in the back grounds and faces of the characters as the live their lives on the page until I had read the comic a second time.

Published by Frankenstein’s Daughter, the Gregory Suicide one shot is a really good comic book, and it costs less than a dollar (okay, it’s $0.99, but that’s still less than a dollar!). Compared to many other digital releases at four times the price, this is be a must buy for anybody who is interested in not only quality independent comic books, but for fans of comic books in general. Before you think the price is adding to my enthusiasm, I would give you the same recommendation regarding the Gregory Suicide one shot if it was $3.99; that it’s only a dollar is the icing on a very tasty cake.

Gregory Suicide is a one shot comic book, and while it is a self contained entirely whole story, it feels as if the creators have more to tell us about this world and the characters within it.

I hope they do.

The Gregory Suicide one shot will be available exclusively on ComiXology on August 5th for $0.99.

Story: Eric Grissom Art: Will Perkins Cover Colour: Phil Sloan
Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy


Frankenstein’s Daughter provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review