Mitch, tired of being the girl’s best friend, has had enough with the game of romance. After a few too many terrible dates and seeing no other option he decides to take a new procedure which removes a man’s sex drive leaving him pretty content and without sexual desire. He inadvertently kick starts a trend in the male gender, leaving the remaining players of the dating world to find the game’s been flipped on it’s head.
From the minds at Quiet Hell Comics, The Man with No Libido evokes a novel solution to a problem a lot of men go through/are going through/will go through. Likely based on the past experiences of writer Jason Browne, the book comes across as honest and personal, which is a feat considering the fictional core concept of the procedure. It’s also quiet funny. I particularly liked Mitch’s dating scenes and the TV News segments with anchor, Dick Smiley (just double checked that name in case I misread it).
Steve Kearney’s art, although nice and simple, manages to pull of some effective character expressions which was an aspect of the comic that stuck out to me. One scene where the character of Alex sees her old boyfriend really made you feel for her. Comparisons to Scott Pilgrim are bound, but that’s down to the quick jokes, personal level of the tale and a tiny resemblance in the art style.
This book will leave anyone who can relate to pre-procedure Mitch (Nice guys everywhere) with some hope.
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