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