Art by: Peter Bagge
Cover by: Peter Bagge
Published by: Dark Horse
Cover Price: $3.50 (USD)
I enjoyed the first issue of Reset a lot, but this second instalment suffers from revealing too little and not developing the plot properly until the final page.
There is a lot of arguing in this comic. The majority of page space is taken up by various arguments between Guy, Angie, Ted and the heads of the “reset” project. Though some of the arguments are reasonably entertaining, particularly when Guy is involved and though Peter Bagge draws a very good exaggerated angry face, all the shouting becomes a little tiresome after a while.
The strongest moments come when Guy is actually immersed in the “reset” world, reliving past events in his life, while changing things as he sees fit. There’s an odd mix of sentimentality and selfishness as Guy both tries to help his parents’ marriage and engages in a sexual fantasy.
The “reset” project and the motivations behind it are interesting, but not enough of the motivations have been revealed yet. This mini-series is half way through and very little is still known about the people who run “reset”, what they are trying to achieve and why Guy is the perfect candidate.
This comic has a lot of potential. The art work is strong and of special interest to those looking for an alternative to the kind of art that dominates mainstream comics and the storytelling has some interesting ideas. The pace needs to quicken somewhat though and hopefully more will revealed next issue to hook me in the way that the debut issue did.