Immortality 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
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