Perry begs before the courts with an in-depth biography of his dad, and we get a more in-depth look at how Benton got to his current predicament. To wrap it up all in a pretty bow, a stranger approaches the court with information that could change the world.
Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky are on another level when it comes to Bliss. From the opening panel depicting how we have callously moved through history with atrocities, double-standards, and then find a way to dress them up in some sort of acceptable excuse, you get the feeling that this issue of Bliss is going to be wrought with heartfelt moments that make you stop and put the book down while wiping your eyes dry.
As Perry stands before the courts pleading his case for his father Benton, the audience is up in the air and the judge is not really buying his case. Sean Lewis takes us on one hell of a ride when Perry is telling his story and the feelings you had for Benton is either going to be stronger, or you might grow weary of what his true sense of doing this is. Does he really do this for his family? Does the bliss have such a grip on him that he doesn’t know what he is doing? Regardless of where you stand with Benton, the one thing you cannot question is his love, admiration, and dedication for his family and what he would do for them. Sean Lewis tells a brilliant story period!
Have I said how great this book is yet? Well, get ready for such a twist that I’m not sure too many folks saw coming. I didn’t. I won’t give too much away from the ending due to how new the book is, however, I will say as an avid lover of Greek mythology I lost my mind at the end. I can’t imagine how this book will not be making waves after this reveal. Bliss is so beautifully crafted in such a heartfelt way you cannot help but feel every word, every panel of art, and the meticulous detail of the facial features which are filled with so much pain that it gives you goosebumps and tears start to finish. Caitlin Yarsky lays down majestic visuals that could tell their own story without words. Just like Benton, I can’t get enough of Bliss.
I teared up at the beginning of this book and my heart felt heavier with reading every word that Sean wrote and every picture that Caitlin drew on the pages. Seeing the homeless vet, the lonely lady on the subway, and the family at Thanksgiving all struck chords that sit close to home. The ending of this book is such a huge switch in a direction that if this is any clue of how the rest of the series is going to go, I’m not sure if my emotions can take the ride!
Bliss #2: Forgetting is How We Survive
Writing - 9/10
Storyline - 10/10
Art - 9/10
Color - 10/10
Cover Art - 10/10
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