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‘The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #5:’ Comic Book Review

In our last issue, Christopher, Viveka, and Dracula Boy (our intrepid heroes) were rescued from certain doom by the mysterious Adam Frankenstein. In this issue, we get to find out more about who Adam Frankenstein is, where he comes from… and why New Briar City seems to have so many monsters and weird, unnatural things hidden just beneath the surface. A couple of issues ago, we got to hear part of the story from the point of view of the evil Helwing Corps whose job it is to track down and eradicate these weird, unnatural things. Now, we get to hear it from the monsters’ point of view.


Much of the issue is Adam Frankenstein’s account of the origins of these monsters. That being the case, I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot of this issue, because it’s better if you read it for yourself. I will say this, though: The worldbuilding throughout this series has been one of the best things about it, and in this issue in particular, there’s a lot to love.

I also love the contrast between the world of the Helwing Corps and the monster world of Adam Frankenstein. The former is very white, very cold, and very clinical. The world of monsters, on the other hand, is dark and gothic, with a certain air of morbidity. Both are great for getting me immersed in the story.

If you’ve been reading Christopher Chaos thus far, you won’t want to miss this issue. It’s well-written, the art is fantastic, and it’s engaging and a lot of fun. It also gives us a deeper glimpse into all three of our main characters and their internal struggles.

If you haven’t been reading Christopher Chaos thus far… what are you waiting for? If you like sci-fi and horror, intricate worldbuilding, and classic monsters with a modern twist, then this comic isn’t to be missed.

Creative Team: James Tynion IV (story by), Tate Brombal (writer), Isaac Goodhart (artist), Miquel Muerto (colorist), Aditya Bidikar (letterer), Nick Robles (cover artist – A and B), Michael Avon Oeming (cover artist – C), Phil Jimenez and Trish Mulvihill (cover artists – D), Dylan Todd (logo design)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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Steven W. Alloway, Fanbase Press Contributor

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