We open Headspace where we left off in the last issue. Shane has been through enough it seems. Now being caught in a murderer's mind fighting off his weird imagination couldn’t be worse. Oh wait... yes it can. That murderer is the man who killed your kid. The memory of your kid is in this man’s mind. Every corner you turn, you may see your dead son. Now Shane sees a movie where the murder of his son plays over and over again. It’s a memory burned into two souls both viewing it in different ways. Shane could never erase this memory but having it haunt him makes every moment in this man’s mind even worse. Ryan K. Lindsay takes this comic to a new level. The story is complex yet still relatable. I am in aw of how he creates this seemingly nice world in Carpenter Cove and then throws these demons on top. The story only goes more crazy after the first few pages of issue #1. Now in issue #6, Lindsay is still keeping up with the crazy turns this comic takes. It is a dive right into the middle of the ocean. Your helicopter has left and now you must swim to shore with no sun to guide your way. Lindsay creates this plot, and I have to say it is addicting. I think our main character, Shane, feels a lot like this too in #6.
He is coming to the realization that he can’t kill his ghost. Well literally or metaphorically. I have to say I was blown away by the discovery that we make about Shane in this comic. Again, it is cool how Lindsay writes this character and we all think we know what is going on, but both surprise us. I never thought Shane was so aware, but you will have to check out the issue to see what he is aware about.
Eric Zawadzki and Chris Peterson really shined in this issue with the art. I haven't talk about them much, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love their work in this series. I don’t know what comes first, the chicken or the egg, meaning I don’t know if Lindsay tells the artist what he wants to see or gives them just the jist of it all, but these three guys work well together. Carpenter Cove comes across as this calm creepy town. The monsters are scary. But what I think readers can appreciate is the two artist working together in the different stories going on. Max’s story is... well... more like Max. His story is strange and very complex. With panels scattered everywhere. His story is jumbled. But Shane’s story is very fluid. The differences are cool and really show the talents in these artists.
Seeing all these elements intertwine makes for a great story. Headspace is a very unique read that Lindsay brings all together with the clever writing style.
Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay Artist: Eric Zawadzki & Chris Peterson Colorist: Eric Zawadzki Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Price: $0.99 Release Date: 2/11/2015 Format: Ongoing, Digital