Would you help kill the world's only superhero if the price were right?
"For a split second, everyone on the planet was plunged into silent darkness. That night, a masked man dressed all in blue first soared across the Centro sky…"
Self-centered sleuth Chris Club gets hired to uncover the secret identity of Blue. Club despises Blue because he failed to save a child Club considered his only friend.
Club's psychotic boss wants to kill Blue—not for some grand scheme, just to make the whole world sad.
The invulnerable superhero with the decapitating uppercut has no reflection, only comes out at night, and never leaves the Centro city limits.
As Club unravels the mind-bending truth about who and what Blue is, he starts to care about him. And he realizes if he doesn’t betray his boss, Blue's blood won’t be the only blood on his hands.
Half novel. Half graphic novel. A visual mystery you'll obsess over, told in a way you've never seen before. Issue 1 of an 8-issue series.
"Alter Ego: The Other Me: Issue 1" by David Terruso is a graphic novel with a novella feel. Part noir, part superhero, part mystery, this work of art weaves an intriguing tale with more to come.
Chris Club is a narcissistic private dick who is on the case. His focus: unmasking the super villain/hero, Blue. Blue's identity is important to Club's mafioso client, since Blue is disrupting his way of life. Obsessed with capturing Blue and revealing his true identity, Club finds himself self-involved in a mystery he never wanted to be part of.
This read as a short story accompanied by picture clues. It was important to me that I read the author's note about the underage relationship that ensued as part of the plot; I otherwise would've stopped reading or have given a poor review. I am trusting the author that this inappropriate relationship is addressed in future issues.
I am not normally a reader of graphic novels, and this one certainly kept my attention. I had fun finding clues within the artwork, and enjoyed the old-fashioned investigation mixed with a new-fangled superhero theme.
Jessica Lucci is an award winning indie author on a quest to use books to unite society.