I’m always on the lookout for new comics to read, and recently came across one on Amazon that got me a little excited – the writer is a friend of mine! Glenn and I both took archaeology courses together a few years back, and when I came across his comic I was very excited for him. He is one of the ambitious few who make a life change and follow a true passion, and I couldn’t be happier for him!
Taking advantage of my connection I sent him a message and asked if I could get it directly from him so I could blog about it, and he did me one better – a digital copy! Paper copy is en route however, as you know I love to hold things in my hands, fan the pages, and add to my collection!
Greyman is the story of a man named Adam, who ends up trapped in both the worlds of the living and the dead after a head on car collision, and realizes he has been separated from to his fiancé Sarah. Horrific demons ensue, and he struggles to find and save her, and keep said demons from destroying a plane of existence they don’t belong in.
It’s a pretty dark read, especially considering I lately have been reading Fables and Watchmen, but it’s also very well written. The main driving force behind Adam is rescuing the love of his life, which pushes him to continue down a progressively darker path to do so. I definitely was rooting for him to find her and be with her again through the whole read, and that supporting storyline carried really well.
The art style is amazing. I loved the dark colors and sharp, exaggerated contours and edges, which really added to the drama and intensity of the story. Someone likened the artwork to Spawn, and I totally agree – Spawn was something I used to love as a kid even though it horrified me. I can’t wait to read it again in paperback, as the iPad ruined a couple of the full page spreads with its scrolling *shakes fists*.
I wish it was a bit longer – Adam moved quite quickly from one demon to the next – which would give more time for the reader to understand the true intent behind the “helping hand” of the demon that makes him Greyman, and the struggle to be reunited with Sarah. Perhaps some fodder for a sequel?
Greyman is definitely worth checking out, especially for those who like a darker comic that makes them think and also feel a little horrified, love something different from what is usually out there, or just want to see how things turn out for Sarah and Adam.
Until next time!
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