The Book I Think You Should Buy:
Forgetless: Live to See Last Call
by Nick Spencer, W. Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone, and Jorge Coelho; Image, $14.99
Of Nick Spencer’s early comics, before he began his fantastic Morning Glories, and before he began writing for DC (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents) and Marvel (Cloak and Dagger, Ultimate Comics X-Men) at the same time, Forgetless was his best.
It’s about a legendary club night, called Forgetless, and how it intersects with the lives of a few very different characters. There are a couple of models who are moonlighting as hit-girls to make neds meet. There’s a pair of jerks who run a website that consists of one of them having sex with public places (not in public places, with them, such as when he made love to a hole in a wall of the Empire State Building). There’s a television celebrity with a predilection for dressing up in a large furry costume and finding sexual partners. There’s also a trio of teenage misfits from New Jersey who are determined to get into this, the last night of Forgetless.
The different characters have their stories told by different artists (Marley Zarcone being my favourite), and Spencer tells their stories with a variety of styles as well. This is a funny and touching comic, and much like Phonogram heralded the skills of Kieron Gillen, I’m sure this is the book that got Spencer noticed. If you like any of his other series, it’s worth checking this out.
So, what would you buy Were Money No Object?
Tags: Image, Nick Spencer