Updated on 16 October, 2021
The webpage depot is a place for past, present and future comic book stories. It's free to browse, so come on over and take a peek. There's a lot of neat things to see here. Everything from classic super heroes to modern creator creations are featured here. If you've never checked out a comic book website, you're in for a real treat!
Comic book author Grant Morrison brought us "The Filth" from the aforementioned "West Coast", while Brian Chasman and Various Artists contributed to the "Old West Palm Beach" story in "X Marks the Spot!" For those who live in Boca Raton, this is an all-time favorite strip here. And as if that's not enough, Boca Raton has a great new version of this classic strip as well. It's called "Boca Raton Files: Old west crime scene", and features art from DC comics and beyond.
We recently took a look at the fan reaction to the film adaptation of Vertigo: Here's the Secret to Getting Past Vertigo by Neil Gaiman. We also took a look at some other Neil Gaiman books that might be worth checking out...If you haven't read any of these before, they're all excellent reads. In the meantime, this is a wonderful way to experience Neil Gaiman's world... I highly recommend it.
Ever since "O Brother, Where's My Mind?" was released, there's been lots of talk about the film adaptation and many have suggested that there will be many similarities to the novel's storyline. And there are - but then again, there are plenty of differences, as well, and these are just some of the highlights.
The main storyline revolves around a mind-scrambling device invented by a man called Slade, who sells it to an unsuspecting public. This results in people's memories being erased and they find themselves living in a different time. When a man called River is thrust into the future (the future that hasn't happened yet) and has to adjust to his new life, he ends up having problems that mirror many of the problems he finds himself having in present day. The plot is that River needs to figure out how to bring his past self back through the use of this device. There are a few other interesting ideas that come up as well, including how did River end up in the future?
It's not a huge amount of content, but it does include some truly bizarre concepts. I especially found the thought of River somehow being possessed by the devil fascinating, although many readers may find that they already have an idea of that going on in their head. The book is also full of wonderful images, which really enhance the story and make it all the more entertaining.
For anyone who hasn't read the series before, you may need a bit of time before you can fully appreciate where this one came from. There is a bit of background for those who don't know, but for those who do, they'll probably appreciate it all the more. The premise behind the entire comic is actually a very interesting one. We've seen a lot of movies where the future is predicted in some way, and often it ends up being completely wrong. When it comes to comic books, however, things are rarely predicted exactly like they are in movies. This one is a bit of an experiment, and it works very well.
All in all, Past Present is a very good read. While it doesn't have many plot twists and is mainly focused on a mystery, the story is well paced and extremely interesting. It makes for an excellent graphic novel, and for anyone who likes to think about the future with a bit of levity, it's a perfect read. Like most of Steve Norweigan's past present comics, it's worth checking out.