Numb #1

Numb #1

Writer: Joshua Kemble Artist: Joshua Kemble Publisher: Kemble/Alternative Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 28, 2007

    The strongest moment in the script comes early on in the main character's remembrance of his lost relationship with Leah. As he reflects on the strength of her poetry, I was distinctly struck by a hint of jealousy, and it cast that connection with his "muse" in a completely different light. By the end of the story, that feeling proves to be on target. Was he with Leah because he loved her, or because being with her made him feel like more than he was? Was she his muse or his mentor? Ultimately, the protagonist proves to fulfill the role of antagonist in this story as well. He is understandably dumbstruck by what he finds at the bookstore after months of writing, but his anger demonstrates he really hasn't learned anything about himself or the craft. That flawed portrayal takes courage to share, and it's not quite so unfortunate that one cannot identify with the misplaced negativity. Read Full Review

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