By Garrett Hanneken
We are at a time where human beings are obsessed with sharing their personal lives which is why Come Into Me’s concept may seem bizarre but, more importantly, realistic.
In this comic, you will get a feel for what it would be like if someone shared their consciousness with another. After a failed presentation with the transfer of one mind into another’s, the founder of this scientific advancement becomes desperate. He decides to continue with his practice experiments on others and then ultimately on himself. However, something goes terribly wrong.
There are many things that work well for this comic but a big one is convincing the audience why someone would want to share minds with another. At the beginning of the comic I found myself in the midst of an outlandish procedure, but by the end of the comic I found myself convinced into believing in their experiment. The story accomplishes this by establishing its premise from both a scientific and emotional standpoint. It makes the argument that having someone with a refreshing point of view in your mind can help repair any mental problems while also bringing people closer together. Allowing the reader to logically and emotionally believe in their story in the first issue will immediately have them invested.
Another believable aspect is the characters. Both Sebastian, the creator, and Becky, the participant, are frantic but for their own reasons which are merited by their situation. They both need each other and the payoff as to why Becky wanted to do this procedure explains her situation while also providing an excellent twist.
This comic was also pitched as a horror story and that aspect is elevated by the artwork. For example, there are panels that provide uneasiness thanks to the blurred imagery when transferring minds. This imagery makes us feel a part of the story as we get glimpses of what is on the character’s mind, but the blurriness adds an ominous tone. There is also a page that requires the reader to turn the comic sideways which enhances this unfamiliarity as minds are being adjusted after the transfer.
Come Into Me has an eccentric but believable concept and its ideas are enhanced in both the dialogue and art. If you want a unique story with undertones of horror then I suggest you pick this comic up. It is a unique story and the more I think about it the more I realize how emotionally horrifying the set up is.
Come Into Me #1
Black Mask Studios