Mills, Scott – Space
Here’s what Scott Mills has to say for himself on the back of Space: “Join me on a journey that will likely be considered my most personal, self-absorbed, pretentious and ultimately pointless work” Honestly, my first impression of this mini was that he didn’t have a clue what he was doing and was just rambling throughout. Of course, I bought this with a bunch of other minis out in L.A. and read a whole pile of them in an afternoon, so a bunch of them didn’t get the attention they deserved. After reading this again so I could review it, it turns out that this deserves a second look.
It’s basically the story of a man (Scott Mills, if I had to guess) who’s tired of the crowds on Earth and decides to leave the planet to search for greener pastures. He wanders around the solar system for a little while and eventually finds another planet that reminds him of Earth, but without all the people. Best line of the book: “Now I’m lonely. No one’s gonna want to hang around a guy that hates everyone”. Anyway, his Sweetie has made it to this new world too, and the next thing you know the new planet is overrun with all his children and he can’t find a quiet spot anywhere.
Perhaps I’ve said too much about the story, but you get the idea. I checked for the link after I finished writing this (learning the lesson that I should definitely research this stuff before I write it) and it turns out that this comic isn’t available anywhere that I can find. If anybody out there knows where to find it, write me. It’s certainly worth seeking out, especially if you’re already a fan of Scott Mills. Hey, you can always e-mail him and bug him to put it back in print, right?