If you are wondering how I have read a volume of a comic that has yet to be released? Well my friends, reading comics in single issues sometimes has its advantages. Let me tell you about a thing you should budget for in June because boy is it a good ‘un.
Comic Title: The Vision
Volume # and Title: 1: Little Worse Than a Man
Collected Issues: 1-6
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Colorist: Jordie Bellair
Page #: 136
Genre: Superhero, Horror, Science Fiction
It is super weird to see something from one of the big comic publishers on here. It is even weirder to see one that is a superhero title. Although I have to say that this isn’t your average every day super hero comic.
This is the story of an average family. We have the over worked father whose job has no security and just wants to provide for his family. There is the lonely house wife who just wants every one to be happy. The heart broken daughter and the over protective son with slight anger issues. Sounds like every suburban family to me? They even get a dog by the end of this book. They just happen to be bio-netic robots. Doesn’t your neighborhood have one of those?
While the problems these family members have are very normal, the catalysts for each of their issues are … lets say … slightly out of the norm. That’s why you should pick this comic up though. This is the story of a family who just wants to fit in. It just isn’t your average, average family, they have little quirks that make the story interesting.
I honestly did not realize I would feel so badly for characters that have a hard time understanding human emotions. They seem to be stuck somewhere in between a state of complete emotional break down and apathetic and mildly intrigued by human affairs.
This is the story of what happens when a super hero goes home. This is the story of one man’s need to be normal, to live a happy life, to just be normal. I love things like that. I think I’ve had enough of the crime fighting and the bad guys moving the plot. We need more stories about the internal struggles. This is one of those, and honestly it was really done well.
So if you want a super hero comic for people who don’t really like super heroes… this might be the one for you.
I think that’s all I have to say on this one. So I will be back soon. Whether it is tomorrow as a replacement Monday post or on Friday with a book review!