The previous issue of Future Proof was a bit more straightforward than the comic generally is, with a single task that our heroes show up for, accomplish, and leave. In Issue #9, though, the mind-bending, complicated time travel elements are back in full force.
It starts out simply enough. Simon and James, our two time agents, fresh from their victory at Little Big Horn, find themselves on a train in 1849, babysitting a drunken Edgar Allen Poe—and then doing a bit of drinking themselves. As they drink, they begin to talk about one of their previous adventures which is where the real fun begins.
We then switch to a flashback to a previous mission involving Richard Nixon and the moon landing, but not before a flashback within a flashback—which the comic fully acknowledges—to Simon’s pre-time travel days.
The Richard Nixon adventure is rather fascinating and raises the question of whether or not the moon landing was faked. It also presents some crazy and kind of hilarious implications if it is. The comic cuts off mid-adventure, though, with a “To Be Continued…” at the end. I can’t wait to find out how things turn out.
Like much of what Bliss On Tap Publishing produces, this is a weird and wonderful issue of a weird and wonderful comic. If you’re a fan of time travel or odd alternate takes on history, you’ll definitely want to check out Future Proof #9.