Charles Forsman has been building a body of work that combines indie-style introspection with new action violence and action. His ongoing Revenger comic (Bergen Street Comics) is a gut-punch shoot ’em up; The End of the F••king World (Fantagraphics) is a disturbing story of affectless youth who turn to violence to allow them to feel something; it’s being turned into a series for Netflix by the BBC.
And here some Slasher, published by Floating World. A 5-issue mini series that’s described as a “psychosexual thriller.” Dark stories for dangerous times. Here’s a five page preview, courtesy of Floating World.
Meet Christina, a data-entry specialist in her early twenties. Seemingly timid and plain to her coworkers she harbors dangerous urges. A lion of sexual violence bubbles just below the surface. The only soul she shares these feelings with is a terminal boy named Joshua in a wheelchair that lives several states away. They strike up a love through the internet but have to keep it hidden from Joshua’s strict and over-attentive mother. Will these two broken people get the freedom to love each other or will Christina’s monster escape its cage and scratch that violent itch that taunts her?
A psychosexual thriller in the tradition of the films of Brian de Palma and David Cronenberg. This 5 issue series published by Floating World Comics will leave you breathless and heartbroken.
SLASHER #1 is available to order in this month’s Diamond Previews catalog – FEB171109
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.