Sunday, September 25, 2016

Solstice HC by Steven T. Seagle, Moritat

Russell Waterhouse has an obsession. He wants to find the Fountain of Youth.  He'll do anything to acquire it, even prostitute his son...

Image Comics let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 5th.

The father doesn't care what it costs or where it takes them, he's determined to find this mysterious fountain.  He has more than one kind of a cancer.  Only this might help him live longer.  He's not even concerned about the people who die on his expeditions; they're just collateral damage.

The son would like to go to college, maybe do some artwork and get married to his pregnant girlfriend.  His dad could care less.  Off they go on another trek.  By that time, the son isn't sure getting killed would be a bad thing.

This graphic novel was full of action, moved back and forth from present to past, and they faced incredible dangers.  What I found impressive was the ending.  This mean, hard man who was so obsessed with his goal he would let no one stop him had an ulterior motive that was totally unexpected.  It didn't make me like him better but it did have some redeeming qualities.  The ending will surprise you.

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