Comeback, a new series from Image, written by Ed Brisson, illustrated by Michael Walsh, revolves around a time traveling agency that posses a completely polarized objective of Summer hit, “Looper” and its agency, to save the loved ones of their clients from meeting certain deadly fates rather than slaughtering foes from the future.
Mark is an agent is employed with Reconnect, a company whose main purpose is to reunite loved ones through the means of time travel, who would’ve had their lives cut short otherwise. He’s paid very handsomely and has a partner named Seth who is on his way out of the business but luckily has agreed to take on one last job.
The overall premise of Comeback is simple to understand and quite enjoyable but obviously the series will be more focused upon the hypothesis of time travel and not its story’s characters.
Names of characters are dropped only a few throughout the issue and it is apparent that underlying problems exist amongst characters that appear, will go unexplained. Comeback won’t press any burning questions upon morality but is on the path to pointing out blatant follies of time travel and those who attempt to take advantage of traveling.
There was one particular twist that did offer a bit of originality with the comic’s theory of time travel. Modern science fiction dictates that the physical form and vitals of the traveler is static throughout the journey, that the traveler does not age, or fatigue during the journey. Where Comeback breaks the mold is in theory that time travel does in fact age the traveler when traveling forward, thus limiting one’s reach within traveling distances.
Speaking this point literally may not appear very interesting, but it does result in some extremely horrid events within the comic, which alone makes this comic worth giving a read. Comeback does not contain a great amount of depth, but is still enjoyable to read.
3 out of 5