Title: Misery Depot # 1
Publisher Name: Papyrus Comics
Writer: Hermes Pique
Art: Julian Romera
FREE, 24 pages, Color

Safety Content Label: MAX: EXPLICIT CONTENT - 18 years old.

Publishers Blurb:
An anomaly causes an elderly mother to awake undressed inside a humid capsule. The voice of her daughter echoes in her memory, the intent of her words forgotten. Was she sharing the completeness of their unity, or hatefully wishing her mother's demise?

A seemingly infinite corridor of capsules hosts hundreds of persons, calmly sleeping, miserable underneath. Yet, an old man shares the mother's awareness, and is even certain of the nature of the place: a high-technology concentration camp; the second one for him to escape...

Reviewer Comments:
This was one of those rare occasions where I walked into a review cold, having absolutely no idea what I'd find; oh, what a find it was! I don't want to give away anything more to the plot than is in the publisher's blurb, as this is one of the 100% plot driven stories you always search for.

Misery Depot is a wonderfully written and superbly drawn adventure into the darker side of family life. Not hacker mover dark, but the much more frightening and subtle darkness that seems more science possibility than science fiction. This is one of those wonderful stories, in which even when you see the end coming, the agonizing truth and finality of it STILL has that heart-wrenching impact that the authors intended. And worse, there's that part of you that that sympathizes with both sides. Part of you says "I can see why you would..." while another part of you worries "But what if someone were to do that to me."

The story moves at an incredible pace and truly carries you along with it. The art is gorgeous, filled with mood and feeling. The colors are stark enough that you can almost feel the chill, both of the characters predominate lack of clothing, and that other chill, the one of sheer dread.

If you like realistic stories of the human psyche mixed with a dabbling of fully realizable sci-fi, then I suggest you head over to www.miserydepot.com and check out Misery Depot.