This book opens with the mysterious line
“They found the car,”
Our two main characters are driving, they arrive at a house in the middle of the night – a house they haven’t visited for seven years and they wake a man from his sleep and drag him into the night.
It’s hard to explain the contents of this novel. It reads like an epilogue of what happened seven years ago. It is a free floating epilogue in this world and through it a nameless narrator steps outside of the story narrating across the frames of the comic, inside and outside of what we see. We may see a character say something in a panel only to have it repeated, expanded or slightly altered in the off-panel narration. It creates a humorous effect as well as highlighting the way we as a reader interpret first what the character says and then maybe interpret it differently when he hear it repeated back.
I loved this book. At first the narration was somewhat jarring to me, but I read on because the art work is stunning and because of the question of the car, what was the car, what happened 7 years ago?
You never find out what happened to the car, why it is such a travesty that they found it. In the end it’s really all about the aftermath. There are consequences to your actions…and what will you do when you’re faced them?
I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s a work of art. A must read for any comic book fan.