The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Vol. 1

Dark Horse. May 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781506736723. pap. $24.99. HORROR
Best-selling authors Tynion (DC Pride: Love and Justice) and Brombal (The World of Black Hammer Omnibus Volume 3) team with illustrator Goodheart (Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story) to create an LGBTQIA+ coming-of-age story infused with elements drawn from the horror and superhero genres. Since birth, Christopher Chaos has felt cursed by possessing a supercharged intellect which detects patterns and equations everywhere. He’s tried his best to hide this, or at least only use it for the betterment of others. Either way, he’s been made to feel like a freak, without a place in the normal world. That all changes the night he witnesses one of his classmates transform into a werewolf only to die at the hands of ghostly assassins shortly thereafter. The traumatic incident inspires Christopher to realize that he’s been struggling to follow rules set by others when he’s capable of manipulating reality itself in order to create a set of rules all his own—which is just what he’ll need to do if he’s going to avenge his friend’s murder.
VERDICT A heartfelt horror story, as entertaining as it is empowering.
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