Comic Review: The Nobody
A modern take on the invisible man story, about a mysterious drifter that shows up in small town. This Vertigo title is Jeff Lemire’s (Sweet Tooth, Trillium) first graphic novel that he both wrote and illustrated.
Small towns are known for a couple things, friendly people, good food and no secrets. When everyone knows each other it’s hard to keep anything secret. One day a stranger shows up in town. Covered from head to toe in bandages and wearing strange goggles, he takes up residence in the local hotel. Spending all day in his room he only comes out for food and the occasional walk. Will the town except this man for who he is or will their curiosity get the better of them.
Beautiful story by Jeff Lemire who has perfectly captured the atmosphere of small town’s and their citizens. The art work is definitely one of those love it or hate it styles. Very basic style, has a scratchy kinda feel (makes sense when you see it).