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Reality Check 3 (November 2013)

288783 20131111155259 largeReality Check is no longer funny. Brunswick is instead going for depressing. Only Bogdanovic doesn’t change his style at all, so the comic keeps looking like it could be funny–except maybe the green zombies–but it’s never funny again. It just gets more and more depressing.

There’s a lot about the protagonist’s bad family life, both in flashback and then when he goes to see his estranged mother. Over and over Brunswick is reminding the reader at the protagonist’s sorrow.

And where’s the superhero from another dimension? He’s out on a date with the lead’s ex-girlfriend who he pushed away while going through a bad spot. Brunswick can’t make it believable the lead would have a girlfriend, not even back when he was less lonely.

There’s some banter between the lead and the superhero. Not particularly good, but Brunswick at least tries. Shame he doesn’t with the rest.



Writer, Glen Brunswick; artist, Viktor Bogdanovic; colorist, Paul Little; letterer, Rus Wooton; publisher, Image Comics.

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