Comic Review: The Secret History of D.B Cooper #1 by Brian Churilla
The Secret History of D.B Cooper is so imaginative and different that it’s actually quite hard to describe. The best I can say is that D.B Cooper is a psychic hit-man who assassinates Russians in a kind of dream scape. The setting is 1971 and we jump between three stories. D.B Cooper hunting in the “dream” world, D.B Cooper working with a fringe group within the CIA in the real world and the Russian official working in the Kremlin that Cooper is sent to assassinate. Jumping between these three stories really kept me off balance and not knowing what to expect next but in the end they all came together very nicely and had me wanting to read more.
It’s a really imaginative story. Brian Churilla has a kind of exaggerated art style which is perfect for a story dealing with such surreal imagery. In the dream world Cooper is accompanied by a mean looking deformed teddy bear. It’s touches like this that give the book a light and fun feeling but also a kind of sinister undercurrent.
I can honestly say that I have no idea where this story is going and that gets me excited. Nothing I’ve said here really does this great comic justice, you really have to read it for yourself. I hope you do give it a go because it’s weird, fun and a little bit horrible. Exactly the kind of thing I want to read more of.