So if your high school sweetheart named you executor of her will, would you take the job? Would you want to go home again? And what secrets might you uncover once you were there? That’s the premise of the latest offering from VERTIGO CRIME, Jon Evans and Andrea Mutti’s dark thriller, THE EXECUTOR.
Personally I can’t even remember my high school sweetheart’s name... there were so many.
Ok. That’s a lie. I actually didn’t have a high school sweetheart cus I was too busy reading comics, playing Dungeons & Dragons and watching this new thing called VHS tapes.
I recently went to my 25th high school reunion in upstate NY (coincidentally the setting of THE EXECUTOR) and while there wasn’t any great mystery to solve, I found it really mysterious (and more than a bit annoying) that all the girls I lusted after then, thought it was really “cool” that I worked in comics! Yeah right...where were you when I was 17?! I know where I was...watching THE GOONIES with my nerd posse and wishing I had “charisma” as high as my character, ROTHGAR the chaotic good Ranger. My, how times have changed.
I think writer Jon Evans was probably doing something similar – although I’m sure it involved hockey cards – after all, he’s Canadian. Andrea Mutti was busy drawing the beautiful woman of his home country, Italy, so he probably has no idea what I’m complaining about. In Italy being able to draw well is almost as cool as being in a rock band.
The bottom line is... while I can’t recommend revisiting your high school memories, I can recommend a good read – so skip the trip home and spend the money on THE EXECUTOR!