Co-writers John Mahoney and Filip Sablik
, along with artist Thomas Nachlik, used the pages of their 2011 Minotaur Press miniseries "The Last Mortal"
to explore the concept of eternal life. The Top Cow
project follows a petty thief named Alec in the wake of a failed criminal endeavor which left his partner and friend dead after which Alec ponders, then attempts, suicide. While Alec is successful in shooting himself in the head, his story is just beginning as he discovers his inability to leave this plane of existence, no matter the physical damage inflicted upon his body by himself or others.
Sablik and Mahoney, longtime friends who came up with the original concept of their tale while still in high school, have provided CBR with the entire first issue of the collection which hits stores this week. The team breaks down the story with a page-by-page, panel-by-panel look inside their tale of maturity, redemption and the idea that immortality is far more of a curse than a blessing.
"The Last Mortal" hardcover collection hist stores March 14.
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