Mind the Gap, Volume 1: Intimate Strangers

by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback
Digital EditionRead February 2, 2015

Original Release Date: May 2, 2012

Length: 168 pages

Official Description

Elle Peterssen is young, wealthy, and beautiful – and there is a reason someone tried to kill her. Only, Elle doesn’t remember any of this.

Mind the Gap, the new series by the Eisner Award-winning writer JIM McCANN (Return of the Dapper Men), is a mystery with a paranormal twist.

Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker’s identity and motive but her entire life as well.

Who can she trust, in both this word and in the gap she exists in that lies between life and death? Filled with twists and turns, Elle’s life isn’t the only one turned upside down by the attack on her life.

Deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas are everywhere in a story where everyone is a suspect, and no one is innocent.

Collects Mind the Gap #1-5.

My Take:

In this comic we have some  interesting things going on. We have some supernatural type stuff going on with Elle having an out-of-body experience while she is in a coma. Though there are some former coma survivors than can attest to this actually going on. Anyway, Elle is attacked, in the subway, and she goes to this place where apparently everyone in a coma goes to. No one knows what happened to her. The story is split between Elle in her coma form and everyone else. We have several POVs implying attackers, implying medical malpractice, implying lots and lots of cover ups. The kicker is by the end of the fifth comic, we are still not any closer to figuring out the mystery. We are on a wild goose chase here it seems. There are some appearance from other comic, though brief, I’ve only been told this, and could not appreciate these cameos. The story is interesting, it doesn’t completely hook me, mostly because I feel like we are going in circles, but then something new happens and I’m brought back in. The art is pretty great, though I find the cover art to be the best overall. It really captures you and pulls you in to actually picking this book up. Since this book has been out for a while you don’t have to wait to pick up subsequent volumes. So maybe you won’t have to hang on by that thread much longer.

(I did receive this book free for an honest review)

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