Review: Out of Body

Author: Peter Milligan
Artist: Inaki Miranda
Colorist: Eva de la Cruz
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Released: 2022
Received: Edelweiss

For those looking for a new murder mystery, there’s always Out of Body. This particular graphic novel feels like Dorian Gray crossed with the earliest scenes of The Walking Dead, with a dash of thriller/mystery for good measure.

Dan Collins may be in a coma, but he isn’t going to let that stop him from solving the mystery of what happened to him. Thankfully, astral projection makes going about and investigating a whole lot easier, even if he still has limited interactions with the world. It’s more than he would have had.

There are forces working on either side of Dan’s quest. Some want to help him, while others actively seek to hinder him.

So, I’m going to be upfront in saying that I went into Out of Body wanting to like it. I loved the core concept, as well as the artwork and overall vibes it was giving off. My biggest problem with this volume is that I had a lot of trouble reading it. At first, I thought it was my copy of it, but the more I read, the less convinced I became of that.

Overall I’d say that this was a decent read, one that had many ups and downs. Some twists readers probably could have predicted, while others helped to liven up the story once again. However, I do feel like it would have been nice to get to know Dan before he got beaten so badly. Maybe that’s just me.

Thanks to Aftershock and #Edelweiss for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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