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.
With all sorts of other similarities and parallels playing off as well. Though with hope and wonder…
…replaced with something darker and more dangerous.
And birthday wishes…
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.Though 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? 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.
And there are big changes to take into account… Shutter #23 is published by Image Comics today. Shutter #1 is available in collected form for almost no money whatsoever.