What I thought of The Shrinking Man #2

Thoughts about #1.

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This surprisingly good comics adaptation actually manages to pick up some steam after an excellent first issue with the sense of foreboding and threat increasing as our Shrinking Man realises the scale of his problem.

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He’s got an incurable illness and it’s made perfectly clear our protagonist has considered suicide yet he still fights for life not just against his shrinking but against spiders, and yes, the depiction of that battle is wonderfully done by Adams and Torres. There’s also a disturbing scene where a paedophile tries grooming him as he thinks he’s a child as opposed to an adult, albeit a shrinking one.

Then there’s the cat….

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Sometimes the art is a tad iffy, but on the whole this is a nice little version of Richard Matheson’s original story. It’s a bit more intent on telling the story of Scott, our shrinking man, as a man suffering because of other people’s reactions to his condition as much as his condition itself which gives this a little bit more of a kick. Overall this is recommended for a good read.

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2 thoughts on “What I thought of The Shrinking Man #2

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