G. Botic Productions 2014
Written by Gigio Longo
Illustrated by Nick Suders
With each chapter of this story that I read I find myself more and more involved with what’s happening and really enjoying myself getting to know these characters and the world they live in. Gigio is crafting a wonderful story that’s unique, different, interesting and above all else easy to get lost in. The thought that Adam has been Adam from the start, see Garden of Eden, through now and he’s being chased by rival sects and at the moment he’s completely clueless makes things interesting.
We start off this issue with a look at Adam and Eve which leads to Adam dream-smooching when he’s supposed to be preparing his company speech in front of the President of the United States. We’ve seen the woman who is now President and we don’t care for her very much and when Adam’s presentation falls apart with faulty equipment well it seems his life couldn’t get any lower than it has at that moment.
Well it’s fun to see Virgil in action the small man might not be large in stature but he surely makes up for that in his quick wits and skills. I like him he’s fun granted he’s also an ancient badass but there’s just something about him that you can’t help but like. I’m pretty darn impressed with the writing here the characterization continues to be stellar.
Okay so when Adam and his bestie/new roommate go out to this restaurant bar where literally all hell breaks loose. There’s something wonderful about the events that occur in this place as two women, dressed as hooker’s, hit on Adam then his ex-girlfriend Nikki shows up and finally Virgil, whom he knows as the hungry homeless bum. The dialogue here cannot be beat anywhere it’s perfect it gets the heart of the matter, showcases personalities and moves the story along in such a way that feels natural. Even the swearing and the decapitation not to mention the revelations and the reactions to things all feel like if you were in that situation you’d behave the exact same way.
The artwork is on the simple side but each issue it gets better and better and you see that the line work gets tighter and more expressive. It’s really nice to see that too because it really does help make this that much more fun to read and the imagination on display when Virgil reverts the two women to the natural forms shows us some really good talent here. Nick is really doing something great in bringing this to life and i’m enjoying watching him grow and evolve with each issue.
This my friends is why we love small independent or self press books. This is a very different look at a man whose living multiple lives and doesn’t even know it and it’s all brought back to biblical times in scope and nature. I can’t wait to see how Adam handles the truth coming at him now that he’s in Virgil’s hands.
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