I’m not 100% sure what just happened here. I don’t know if this comic is over my head or just very confusing writing, but I think I am going with the latter. I don’t want people to think I hate this comic. I don’t. I rather enjoy the complexity of it. If you prefer not to be fucking confused or stress out about your confusion then yeah this comic isn’t a good choice. Let me give you a rundown since this series is still fresh. Chomsky, a recovering alcoholic, roams around town trying to beat his addiction and also ignore his sidekick, the devil on his shoulder. He also has some nasty ass cat following him around for unknown reasons. This cat talks and I assuming it is a god or a higher power of some sort. Then you have miniature Jesus who just woke up from being a statue in a church. He and the cat interact a lot but I haven’t heard Jesus say a word yet. See I don’t even know what the hell I just said.
Anyway, I am actually quite fond of this cat because he brings humor to the comic. He makes fun of Jesus about his powers. All Jesus does is shake his head in response. I guess they are some sort of religious team. It does seem that they tap each other in and out of Chomsky’s life so maybe wrestling partners is a better term.
Chomsky witnesses Jesus coming to life along with a boy and his parents. Then in the middle of the comic some crab human thing appears, yet another reason to believe in crab people, crap people. (I hope someone gets this reference). Again, I don’t know what he is doing but he warns Chomsky of being a worthless human. I think this crab thing is another devil almost and he seeks for humans to find truth and be good people through evil doings. The crab takes the little boy’s mother and she also is a recovering alcoholic. He makes her crumble to pieces and the father only grabs his son and runs away and you get the feeling the father isn’t scared but just doesn’t give a shit. Cruel father. The boy yells for his mother and that is the last we see of the family and the crab man in this issue.
Okay let us move our attention to something I can understand better than this comic; art. I enjoy this art very much. The black and white comic fits in perfect with the themes. Some comics I always picture what colors would appear but not here. If colors were on it then the comic would be super cheesy. Besides for all the naked people being thrown at me, well just silhouettes of them, I love the rigid lines. It really messes with your mind.
So my final opinion is mixed but I think I am too caught up with this weird story to just stop reading it. I suggest you check it out and if you don’t like it I will not blame you, but if you want to discuss what the heck is going on, that I can do too.
Writer/Artist/Creator: Ted McKeever
Publisher: Shadowline and Image Comics
Release Date: 6/19/13