This December, Gregory Suicide was released via Dark Horse Books to both brick and mortar, and online comic book stores everywhere. I have my copy, and I suggest you do the same. The hardcover graphic novel is written by Eric Grissom (Deadhorse), with artwork by Will Perkins (Beware… Comics).
An obsolete A.I. program known as Gregory wakes in an unfamiliar world and is haunted by the memories of his past lives, each ending in death by his own hand. On the path to discovering the truth about himself, Gregory slips into the trenches of two opposing forces: the deadly A.I. who replaced him and a group of humans who want to destroy him and all his kind. In the end, Gregory must choose a side in the coming revolution and the key to everything may lie in the strange visions he has between life and death.
Set in a suburban dystopian future, Gregory Suicide’s 144 pages of thought-provoking science fiction brings to mind cult classic movies such as Blade Runner and Westworld. But rather than merely relying on genre tropes, Gregory Suicide uses this vivid aesthetic as a backdrop to a universal story about human struggle.
“Gregory Suicide is the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever worked on. It deals with what it means to be flawed and the wonderful humanity in that, all while tackling our disposable society. There is also a heart in Eric [Grissom’s] writing that you don’t find in typical genre comics.” – Will Perkins
For a taste of Gregory Suicide, a free prologue can be downloaded from GregorySuicide.com, where you can also learn more about the graphic novel.