The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 is a LGBTQ+ horror-hero coming-of-age series that’s Invincible meets Doom Patrol.
From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning creator James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth), writer Tate Brombal (House of Slaughter, Behold Behemoth), and artist Isaac Goodhart (Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story). Additionally, Miquel Muerto adds colors and with letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Christopher Chaos is not your average teenager. A brilliant mind that works in ways that defy logic and enables him to do things that push him beyond his peers. Unfortunately, these abilities have also caused great pain in his personal life, leading others to fear him and leaving Christopher with profound loneliness and guilt. But this is just the beginning of his journey, and in the debut issue of The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, we are introduced to a world of monsters, heroes, and a cult of hunters out to kill them all.
The first thing that caught our attention was the artwork by Goodhart. It’s absolutely stunning. Every panel and every page is full of beautifully detailed artwork that is both dynamic and vibrant. The characters are unique and well-drawn, and the backgrounds and settings are stunning.
The artwork is only part of the success of The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos. The storytelling by Brombal is equally impressive. He does an excellent job of introducing us to Christopher Chaos and setting the stage for the rest of the series. The dialogue is natural and the pacing is just right. The story moves along at a great clip, but never feels rushed or overstuffed.
One of the most unique things about this comic book is the concept. The way that James Tynion IV has approached a teenage mad scientist is refreshing and exciting. There is a lot of potential in this concept, and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.
The weird mixture of horror, science fiction, and coming-of-age drama somehow works together beautifully. The horror elements are genuinely scary, the science fiction elements are interesting and thought-provoking, and the coming-of-age drama is touching and relatable.
The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos is an excellent comic book that I highly recommend to anyone who loves unique and creative storytelling, beautiful artwork, and a good scare. It’s the first issue of what promises to be a great series, and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 hits local comic shops on June 28 fittingly during Pride Month.
The debut issue was sold out at distribution level prior to hitting the shelves and is heading to a second printing. FOC for the second print is June 12.
Prior to its release, the miniseries was announced to have been promoted to an on-going by Dark Horse Comics.
Tate Brombal and Isaac Goodhart are set to join the Capes and Tights Podcast for Episode 113 to discuss the new series and more!