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I Am Death

December 22, 2019

In this comic, Death gets some new clothes, and meets an old man who is a critic right to his last breath.

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    I Am Death

    Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

    Panel 1: An OLD MAN, and DEATH stand together to the side of a old farm house, somewhere in the country.

    OLD MAN

    You’re him, aren’t you?

    DEATH

    I am death.

    Panel 2: The OLD MAN and DEATH stand together, in conversation.

    OLD MAN

    Where’s the robe? Where’s the scythe?

    DEATH

    Oh, uh…I’m trying something new.

    Panel 3

    OLD MAN

    Well, it sucks.

    DEATH

    That’s harsh.

    Panel 4: The mailbox sits quietly nearby, flag up, ready to be emptied.

    OLD MAN

    Did I hurt your little feelings? Is wee Death going to cry? Boo hoo!

    Death

    The kid in the shop said I looked cool.

    Panel 5: The stone chimney of the old house stands patiently, awaiting the smoke from a warm winter fire.

    OLD MAN

    He lied! HA HA HA HA HA

    DEATH

    I’m beginning to understand why your wife poisoned your tea.

    Panel 6: The ghost of the OLD MAN and DEATH look casually on, over the corpse of the now dead OLD MAN.

    OLD MAN

    You enjoyed that, didn’t you?

    DEATH

    Not as much as this next bit.

    Panel 7: The world slips away slowly from the ghost of the OLD MAN and DEATH.

    OLD MAN

    Why? What’s the next bit?

    DEATH

    It’s nothing.

    Panel 8: Nothing.