Updated on 16 October, 2021
Wilde Life is a new superhero-comedian series from the talented minds of Greg Garcia and Warren Ellis. Oscar Wilde is back, living a carefree life in Kansas City, Kansas. Then things get very strange... Oscar Wilde (not that one) is simply searching for an everyday escape, and that is what he thinks he will find in an ancient house on rural Kansas. But when his plane crashes and everyone learns that Oscar Wilde is immortal, he has to decide whether or not he can win his second chance at love with Victoria Dirlock...
The premise of this comic is excellent. There are many superpowers in play, but most are brought into play by circumstances that are completely out of a modern story. It's possible to laugh at these circumstances, but you'd be reading a comic with some degree of seriousness. But still, the situations and interactions are funny all the same.
This is the first Wilde Life comic I've read, but I can already tell this is going to be an enjoyable read. The artwork is gorgeous, with detailed backgrounds that really tie the story together. The pencil work is top notch, and really brings the reader into the characters world. This book will be perfect for kids who are into comics, but also for anyone who is a fan of great comedy.
If you have enjoyed past Golden Age comics, especially ones like Detective Comics or Green Lantern, then you're going to love this book. The art style is similar, yet very different. I especially like the pencils done in a very loose and easy to read way. You can tell that these comics were created as a hardcover graphic novel, because of the design and structure of the pages.
This is the first time I can recall seeing someone who is this famous as a comic writer, although he is older now. He wrote for several different companies, but always stayed true to his roots as a comics writer. The look and writing style is reminiscent of both eras, and I look forward to future books from this talented creator. If you like the modern day super heroics, and you are looking back on the older comic book heroes, this is a must read.
There are many elements of the book that remind me of other classic works. For example, there's a scene where Nick is talking to his mother in the 1940's. It's fun to see how much has changed since then. I also like the colorful art that comes into view when Nick is talking with his friends. I especially like how the colors come into play when they are in the scene in the present day.
I am a huge fan of William Heath and his work, so it was exciting to learn about this new book. He took a look at how we view the lives of celebrities, and how they try to maintain their public personas in these modern times. His story takes a good look at what can go wrong when someone lives their life for them, instead of for the public. We often live in a society that idolizes celebrities, to the point that they are worshiped as the ultimate person. Wilde Life tells the story of an artist trying to figure out who he really is, while living his life in the public eye.
This is a quick and enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the character descriptions, the story, the illustrations and the overall look and feel of the book. If you enjoy reading about famous celebrities, then this is a great book to add to your library. If you are an artist and like to look back on the past lives of others, this is a great book to add to your collection. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about the past lives of those we admire the most, as well as those who simply have a great sense of humor!