Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason

I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason
One theme that nearly always crops up in the science fiction that is one of my main reading staples is time travel.  A well written time travel story is both perplexing and satisfying. However, I have rarely seen the intricacies of a time travel story addressed in such a minimalist, deadpan style as I Killed Adolf Hitler. The story is set in a world where anyone can hire a contract killer for any reason, be it dysfunctional relatives to boorish neighbors. Needless to say, this profession is in high demand. Our protagonist is one such character and is quite obviously weary with the daily grind of his work until a new client arrives with a strange request, to travel back in time and kill Adolf Hitler. But after accepting the contract, the killer finds himself stranded in the past after being surprised and losing his time-machine to Hitler. Still determined to carry out the contract, the killer makes his way to the present by simply waiting though the years until the present where he teams up with his relatively much younger girlfriend to track the elusive dictator that left him stranded in the past.

There are sizable portions of this story where there is very little dialogue and less action. However, Jason manages to make the stretches not only entertaining, but to further the plot of the story. Moreover, the incredible clean style of the panels is reinforced by Jason’s signature warped but dry humor. For those that like strangeness and humor delivered in the most expressionless manner possible, then I would highly recommend giving I Killed Adolf Hitler a try.

 

 

 

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