Tortured Life - Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, Neil Gibson

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


From Goodreads:

Richard is having a bad year. He’s lost his job, lost his girlfriend, put on weight… and developed the ability to see the deaths of everyone around him. Plagued by horrific premonitions, he decides to end it all, but there are old and powerful forces at work that have their own plans for his power. Pitched into a world of eldritch horror that lurks just beneath the surface of London’s civilized veneer, the only chance Richard has of finding peace is to unravel the mysteries of his own past. He’s having a really, really bad year.


This graphic novel is visually appealing. Well, for me, the gory parts aren’t so much, but you know what I mean. Horror isn’t my main genre. It’s not even in the top five, but I like the artwork. What? I’m no art aficionado. I don’t wax poetic about shit.  I like stuff or I don’t. Horror fans will probably swoon over it though.


The story is an interesting one. Poor Richard has suddenly developed the ability to see how everyone dies. It’s practically driven him ‘round the bend. His life is shot to hell. He’s tried to end it all, but hasn’t. Then Alice comes to him. But so does the Bloodyman. Next thing Richard knows his life has spiraled even further out of control, but at least he finally gets some answers. The door closes on this story. I’m told it’s meant to be a standalone and it is. However, there is a possibility of a sequel in the works. In the words of Spock…Fascinating.