A Second Chance at Sarah
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Neil Druckmann
Art: Joysuke Wong
There’s a point in everyone’s life where they want to do things over again. No matter who you are, there will come a single point where you desperately want a Mulligan. It is shortly after the birth of his son that Johnny gets this chance. His wife Sarah has slipped into an apparently irreversible coma and Johnny has found out why: fifteen years earlier, she sold her soul to a demon and it’s time for him to collect. So now, Johnny bets his soul against the same demon for the chance to travel back in time to high school and prevent the seventeen-year-old Sarah from making the deal.
It is this emotional rollercoaster that Neil Druckmann takes us on here, Johnny is given a day to stop Sarah from selling her soul, but since she’s only just broken up with his friend, how likely is she to take notice of him? Even without him claiming to be Scott Bakula. But of course there’s a reason this surprisingly helpful demon is allowing Johnny the opportunity to save his wife’s soul…
This is a touching and extremely well-written graphic novel. There’s not really much more that can be said about it. The storyline draws you in and makes you feel for these characters. This is only amplified by Joysuke Wong’s fantastic artwork: the story truly comes to life. I honestly cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed this book – buy it, you won’t regret it.
5 out of 5 Nerds