The Deadbeat by Jeremy Massie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Paperback, 114 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Alterna
Source: Received an egalley from the publisher.
An interesting take on the superhero theme. A dark, depressing tale that ends on a sad note. An old superhero is a Deadbeat Dad because he never came to his daughter's rescue when the aunt looking after her made a plea. Instead, he assumed she was dead and lived an alcoholic life giving up his superhero job. As a young woman, she comes to find him, has inherited his superpowers, and is angry. Eventually, we find out that sometimes it is too late to change your life and make up for the past. The art is good, especially the facial expressions.