A comiXologist Recommends:
Mike Isenberg recommends The Life After #1
Is your life bland and repetitive? Do you find yourself in a monotonous cycle of unsatisfying experiences? You might be dead.
The Life After—by joshfialkov and Gabo (galvo) —is a comic about a very boring afterlife. The book itself, however, is anything but.
The book’s protagonist is a man named Jude who seems to be sleepwalking through life. Every morning he wakes up on his couch, takes a bus through heavy traffic to a mind-numbing job, busses home, and passes out on his couch in front of his TV. Everything in his world is mildly uncomfortable, unsatisfying, and bland. And it’s all on an endless loop.
Until one day he gets off his bus early and does something that nobody has done in two thousand years.
It’s hard to say too much about issue #1 without spoiling things. “Things are not as they seem,” as the cliché goes, and the opening chapter of The Life After is mostly concerned with Jude trying to piece together what’s going on. The mystery is compelling, though, and the literary figure that turns up towards the end to play Virgil to Jude’s Dante has me excited to see where this series will be headed.
Be warned that this book is dark. The Life After #1 deals quite a bit with suicide and the experiences that might drive a person to that point. Some of the scenes are downright grisly. But if you’re up for a dark, weird, and mysterious supernatural tale, this comic will absolutely scratch that itch. For a book about the dead, The Life After definitely has some life in it.
[Read The Life After #1 Here!]
For fans of: action, supernatural
Mike Isenberg is an Associate Production Coordinator at comiXology, and the co-writer of FIRST LAW OF MAD SCIENCE. He lives in Harlem with his cats, TESLA AND EDISON