When a father sets out to get the doll and make his daughter
smile, he fails miserably.  The pressure
makes him crack and he enters an imaginary ‘noir world’ where he is strong
enough to handle the problems that crush him in everyday life.  FATHERHOOD is an emotional tale about how
much love your heart can hold, how much love it takes to break a man, and what
happens when you lose your grip on reality because you are clutching that love
too tight.
I’m not going to lie, as a father myself, this was both a wonderful
and tough book to read.  As you would
expect, stories like this are some of the strongest emotionally written.  So right off the bat, I have to praise Ryan
Lindsay for putting his heart into giving us this story of Fatherhood.
The concept of the book itself is pretty straightforward, but
certainly very powerful.  What I really
enjoyed about it was how well it still managed to present such a topic in the
comic medium.  The story may largely
intend to focus on playing your heart strings, but one can still expect a good
amount of action and grit as well.
Visually, I was quite pleased with how the comic was done.  The artistic team comes together to give us
good, clean artwork to lead us through the tale.  In particular, I was a big fan of the color changes
in the darker scenes which really helped give an almost film noir feel to it.
Regardless of whether or not you can relate to what it feels
like to be a father, everyone can appreciate this kind of story.  The emotional side coupled with the intense
journey of the primary character are definitely worth the read.  Whether or not I had the personal bias of
being a father, this is one I would suggest to pick up.
For more information on the Fatherhood comic or other content,
check out Challenger
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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