Written by Jason Cobley
Art and Lettering by James Gray
Black and White interiors – 52 pages – £6.99
The Story: Amnesia Agents are tasked with tracking down missing memories and forgotten people. The barrier between Earth and Echo has cracked…
Have you ever wondered what happens to the things you forget? When you forget where you put your keys or an odd sock, where a building was or when an appointment should be, where do you think your memories go? Do you ever get that feeling where you know you’ve forgotten something important, but can’t remember what it is? Do you ever revisit the street that you grew up in but something seems to be missing?
There is a place where these memories end up, a place just beyond what we can normally see and hear – or remember. Sometimes, when enough people forget a person, or a person wishes hard enough to be forgotten, he can find himself in this place. It is a place full of forgotten things. It is a place for the lost, and for stray memories. It is a place full of cracks where dangerous things from other places can slip through, but also where lost sources of hope can be found. It is a place called Echo.
Amnesia Agents can be anyone. Any one of us at any time could have knowledge of who were are wiped from the world and replaced by a new persona until the job is done.
Theseus Brown is a newly recruited Agent, paired with the more experienced Persephone Mills. When a strange anomaly causes memories to go astray, they are tasked with tracking down and fixing the problem. They haven’t counted on a murderous jealous brother of a rock star, or a desperate teenager searching for a man only she can remember. And what evil forces drive the Forget Foxes and the mysterious Lurids?’
The Press Release: Amnesia Agents is an original graphic novel with 48 pages of story, plus supplementary material in US comic book sized format with a full colour glossy card cover, squarebound. It’s based on the novel Amnesia Agents Book 1: The Forgotten Child by Jason Cobley.
The (Initial) Review: I’ve just started reading this big old volume of a book. I’m about twenty pages in as I type and can see what a class act it is!
It’s got some crisp black and white artwork and some snappy dialogue. It’s an interesting premise and I’ll be giving it my full attention for a more detailed review in the coming weeks. (It’s been a busy week for reasons I’ll be able to reveal soon).
The pencils in this volume have a excellent level of detail and the structure has a great balance of action and drama. A real sense of personality.
Well worth a look at the price of £6.99.
I’ve stuck this press release preview up early, as I’m really enjoying what I’m reading and so that you can get your preorders in as soon as possible before it launches at the ICE Festival in Birmingham on the 15th September.
I’ll be heading there to meet some chums and hopefully buy a physical copy and grab an interview with the creators.
The book will also soon be available on Comichaus and ComiXology so look out for it there.
Many thanks for reading.
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Antony Esmond is a comic reviewer and writer – his hips don’t lie.