THE LOVE SHE OFFERED

Writer: Glenn Møane

Artist: Tirso Llaneta

Publisher: Source Point Press


The Love She Offered, issue #1, cover, Source Point Press, Møane/Llaneta

WHAT IS IT?

This grisly crime thriller about murder and retribution is chock-full of violence and driven by anti-heroes.


Almost Shakespearean in how it combines human nature with escalating violence, this comic also has notes of Pulp Fiction, Fargo (the movie), and A Simple Plan.


WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

(Minor Spoilers)

Julia, a high school student, was murdered after a school dance, and the police still haven't caught her killer. Her father, however, is certain that Sean, her boyfriend, is to blame. So, taking justice into his own hands, he, his brother, and a friend kidnap Sean and try to pry a confession out of him.


As Sean maintains his innocence, his captors, who are new to the whole torture thing, grow increasingly frustrated. Their frustration, compounded by their certainty, morphs into desperation that grows grimmer by the hour. Even when they finally throw in the towel and seek help, the help they get isn't what they were hoping for.


WHAT WORKS?