I cannot say I am always confused about things that deal with the multiverse, but it can really mix me up. But Vern, Custodian of the Universe was a bit more straightforward, even with some complex ideas about the multiverse. We only touch on a very small handful of possible outcomes to Earth or Earth-like planets, but they range from reptilian to computer to human beings running things. And in each world things are messed up.
Tyrell Waiters created the world of Vern, a terribly modern teen who does something he is not supposed to do at his new job. Yet maybe he should have. Then again, maybe not. I think that part is up to you, but Waiters thinks it was a good idea to do it, even though the outcome was less than a hundred percent ideal. As a custodian of a company his grandparents used to work for (and his grandmother springs on him. She filled out the application and expects him to start the day after he arrives home), Vern is just there to clean up the messes. Even that means the mess is the wall with lots of spooky eyeballs just floating around in a goo-like stage. But when things really get messy, Vern is not sure he is the hero the world and universes need. After all, he is just a guy who can’t make it in the real world and ran home to his mom. Or is this odd-ball, mostly loveable character more than perfect for the job?
The ideas are quickly tossed out, mixing things together in a wacky adventure. You might want to take your time reading, don’t rush through, though it is easy enough to do so. The illustrations can be helpful, but sometimes it is too busy and takes over things. However, they are interesting and really push the themes along. The artwork is made in a typical graphic novel/comic format, with colors, style and amount of details used. The ending closes this chapter, but allows for the door to sequels.
While currently available I did read via an online reader copy.