Shutter #22 Used The Same Layouts As #1 To Show How Much The Characters Had Changed

Shutter #22 Used The Same Layouts As #1 To Show How Much The Characters Had Changed

Posted by October 13, 2016 Comment

Shutter is an ongoing comic book by Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca and Owen Gieni published by Image, that we have been following with much enjoyment over the last two years.

000 On the left is the cover to Shutter #1. The story of Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting. With camera in hand. On the right, how she is two years later. Much has changed, and Shutter #22 wants to point it all out.

001 And the insides do the same as well. Each page of issue 22 has the same layout as its corresponding page of issue 1.


With all sorts of other similarities and parallels playing off as well. Though with hope and wonder…

006…replaced with something darker and more dangerous.


And birthday wishes…

007…replaced with duty and destruction.

81_07This is the kind of thing that Watchmen did well. – but here it is spread across years, making it an even more stunning achievement.

008And in some cases, it’s seeing the exact same thing with the exact same eyes, but the experience between one time and the next….

81_08…utterly changes her perspective on what once was.

009And what she wants to do as a result of it.

81_09 And yes, it appears to be the same people in both scenes – she has moved forward a lot in life, they only a few feet. It’s the same people on the commuter line.010Though one now has a kid. The bit has grown a little. And two now seem to be a couple – is this where they met? On the Metro?81_10 But she’s still not writing. She’s just done many more things, and we start to see those effects as well. The conversation is very different, even if the physical placement is oh-so-familiar and she’s still talking to Alain.

01181_11 And there are big changes to take into account…012 81_12 Shutter #23 is published by Image Comics today. Shutter #1 is available in collected form for almost no money whatsoever.

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