Saturday, January 9, 2010

Forgetless #2

Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Jorge Coelho and Marley Zarcone

I found the first issue of Forgetless to be a really nice surprise - I had entered it with no preconceived notions, and really enjoyed it. The second issue continues to impress. Spencer is taking a Rashomon-like approach to his story, slowly piecing together the story of why the two models are looking to kill some guy at the Forgetless club night.

This time around, we get the guy, Derrick's, story. It turns out, he's a bit of a goof. He and his friend go around filming him having sex with buildings, all in an effort to gain Youtube notoriety. When his friend is hired to help hypnotize an 'ex-gay' man into hating internet porn, and Derrick discovers a strange truth about their daughter, he decides to make a new video, which leads to the act that got him in trouble in the first issue. It sounds complicated, but the story plays out quite naturally.

The second story features the same trio of Jersey teens, and their quest for false ID so they too can attend Forgetless.

This is a fun, and quite funny, title. I see that Spencer has a cop book coming out soon, Shuddertown. I think I'll have to give that a try too...

No comments: