Deep Sleeper

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Deep Sleeper by Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston.

Phil Hester Deep Sleeper

Deep Sleeper is solid comic book mysticism without the operatic occultism of Alan Moore or the gonzo shamanism of Grant Morrison. It’s more like what Doctor Strange would be, if Strange were a fiction writer and family man in Minnesota, and black. This trade volume collects the four issues of the original series, plus some sketchbook material, and a short feature, “Vacant.” Huddleston’s art is all black-and-white, and it’s very effective, but I think color would have made it even better. Phil Hester has written a tight yarn: don’t bother with plot synopses, even the ones in the jacket copy; glosses and spoilers will only get in the way of a story that’s quick to read and told very well. [via]