A medium defying book Beautiful prose and evocative art with bits of comics pages interspersed This was a joy to read I love the ideas that are played with in this book and can t wait for the conclusion to be revealed. 4.0 5.0Full disclosure I still feel totally lost with this story The writing and art are both so beautiful and compelling, however, that l m all in I remain optimistic that the third and final volume will wrap things up in a satisfying way And if the cow dies I will be crushed What If We Found A Cure For Death The Second Chapter Of The Haunting Sci Fiepic By SCOTT SNYDER WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire And JEFF LEMIRE DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth Jonah Cooke Is Haunted By His Long, Long Past, But Will It Be Enough To Push Him To Turn His Back On Eternal Life And Who Or What May Be Calling To Him From The Old World Below The Clouds A mysterious and intriguing comic with a plot that keeps you interested Eagerly waiting for the conclusion of the story. Es ist ein sch nes Gef hl, wenn sich im zweiten Teil Hoffnungen erf llen und Bef rchtungen von der Erz hlung zur ckgedr ngt Scott Snyder liefert weitaus mehr Einblicke, als im ersten Band versprochen wurden Einerseits wird der Erz hlstil klarer und auch besser strukturiert, wir bekommen aber auch weitaus mehr Informationen als zuvor.Die springende Handlung bleibt als vorantreibender Erz hlstil aufrecht Dieser erzeugt diesmal weitaus mehr Spannung Vor allem gegen Ende dieses Teils kommen einige Handlungsstr nge zusammen und wir treffen einen der Hauptprotagonisten der Inszenierung Diese Szene alleine hilft schon sehr noch vor Ende dieses Teils den dystopischen Aspekt zu verstehen bzw berhaupt als solchen zu erkennen Klarer werden nun auch die Memento Momente siehe Film von Christopher Nolan , welche auf das Vergessen der Charaktere Stellung beziehen Eine Nebenwirkung des Heilmittels, welches das weitere Altern verhindert Damit ist die Vorfreude auf Band 3 sehr gro Amazing backstory of epic thievery We also find out how people stopped dying.in a fashion.Highly recommend this Book Two of three It reveals a lot of background on Jonah and events leading up to finding the cure while also in the present, as Jonah is struggling with himself and the world post cure and ready to do something irreversible to change his situation.Again, this series is a combo of prose and comic Seems like the prose is the past and the comic is the present Like the first book, the story is disjointed, on purpose, the reader has to think to put pieces together I think the way the story is set up, it makes it difficult to get into it at first, but the longer I read it the I get into the story I felt the same way when I read Mind MGMT.The watercolor art is light and pretty which feels like a wonderful contrast to the darker, conflicted story. I m loving rediscovering the artistry of comics graphic novels It s helping me that Snyder includes a lot of text I m not sure if the gaps are things I ve missed, things still to come, or flaws in the story So I ll wait for the third book to make a final review of the series as a whole In the meantime, I m diggin this. Snyder s prose, something that we see only in tiny bits and pieces in some of his works, gets a significant number of pages in After Death Mixed with Lemire s watercolor based art and his trademark themes of loneliness and separation between lovers, After Death gives its readers a truly unique experience.This book is not for everybody I myself took a great effort to read the prose part, itching to get back again at the comic sections The fault is clearly on my part for not seeing the beauty in those words.Book two has so much backstory in it This issue bridges many gaps that has been left by the previous one, explaining what happened before death , where they are now and why the protagonist is dead serious about the listening mission Many elements are still left untouched though, things which might be fully explained in the last volume.After Death asks the readers for its trust and confidence, like believe that there s something important in that cow which for some weird reason annoys me too much I just hope that the payoff will be satisfying in the last book. Nice example of a story giving you info while adding to the mystery.
Scott Snyder is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer on DC Comics Batman, Swamp Thing, and his original series for Vertigo, American Vampire He is also the author of the short story collection, Voodoo Heart, published by the Dial Press in 2006 The paperback version was published in the summer of 2007.
- 78 pages
- A.D. After Death, Book Two
- Scott Snyder
- 12 October 2019 Scott Snyder