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Old 03-08-2017, 07:26 AM
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#29 Seconds
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Writer/Artist/Creator: Bryan Lee O'Malley
Genre: Drama? Comedy? Slice of Life? Magical Realism? Tiny bit of Horror?
Publication: July 15th 2014 (I think this is our first entry to come out as one single book!)
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Originally Posted by Mushroom Instructions
  1. Write your mistake
  2. Ingest one mushroom
  3. Go to sleep
  4. Wake anew
It's an old story: gain the power to magically fix your past mistakes, ignore cryptic warnings, fix the mistakes in your fixed mistakes, accidentally damage the space-time continuum. Like you do. Who hasn't, really?

Anyway, Seconds executes the concept well, and it's a perfect fit with the popular "disaffected 20-something (going on 30-something)" sub-genre of indie comics. It can be tough to follow up a book that became a bit of a pop-culture phenomenon, but Seconds is a great little self-contained story and generally a more mature work. It picked up the usual-by-now Eisner and Harvey and also a Goodreads recommendation.
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