But his work in Reason is only a small part of his oeuvre. His latest comic books have been collected in Reset, a series of 4 comic books now in one volume. He takes a bit of a sci-fi turn, giving his slacker main character (His characters are typically slackers.) the opportunity to participate in a neurological experiment. Hooked up to this new machine, this out-of-work actor is taken back to he high school days, and can make different choices at key turning points of his life, thus given a chance to reset.
Of course, nothing is as it seems. And life is much more complicated than we think. Reset is full of off-beat humor, somewhat thoughtful reflections on life, and Bagge's characteristic black-and-white art. Bagge fans will want to pick this up. Reason readers looking for some of his great political and cultural insight will be disappointed. I liked it, but if you're not a fan of alternative comics, don't bother.
|Strapping in for immersion|
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy.