Patience by Daniel Clowes (2016)
Updated: Mar 16, 2021
The work of Daniel Clowes was very important to me in my younger years. His specific brand of depressed artsy machismo struck a chord in my angsty teenage soul.
In his latest book, Patience (a tightly wound sci-fi detective story about a man who goes back in time to solve his wife's murder and maybe get some prevenge on her killer) Clowes' signature mood serves to make a bonkers sci-fi storyline down-to-earth and believable.
The protagonist of Patience isn't Captain Kirk, or Iron Man. He's just a regular schmo who gets caught up in a little slice of something bigger. He's not trying to save the world, just one person he really loves.