Titan: An Alternate History
Art by Andy Stanleigh
Published by Alternate History Comics
Mugged, left for dead on the street Professor Peter Tytan was just your average person with little to no influence on the world around him. Really, he was no one and nobody. But after a mugging that left him in a bloody mess on the pavement something happened that allowed him to see across the scope of history and start to question what really happened at key events and times. With an interesting ability to not just observe, but possibly influence events for the better or for the worst. The problem with time tripping is you really don’t know how things will work out when something happens and you meddle around with it. The curious part is that the story line in its own right flips back and forth between events, time, memory, and hallucination, to the point where Peter is either part of, influencing, or changing history while he lays on the pavement bleeding.
We end up in a world that is similar but not quite like our own, a very different place where the role of Peter Tytan takes on a larger significance than the lonely college professor who started this comic book series. What remains to be read is what in the end is reality, what is fantasy, and what does history really show us about the people that we are, or that we are destined to be.
I really found the artwork beautiful in this comic book, from stark black and while panels to begin with to full color and partial color sequences throughout the story. These are meant to denote from what I gathered from the book break points in the story line that reflect changes in what is happening in reality vs. what is happening in Peter’s brain. The story line is riveting and enjoyable. The story line does a good job of working with the art to help people along and understand when key elements of the story line are changing based on what is happening in Peters visions. Overall this was an enjoyable comic book to read, and I am going to rate this one 4 of 5 stars. The reason for four is that at points there are problems getting what is happening requiring that you go back a few pages and start all over again. Well worth getting the digital edition of the comic book. You can find it on Graphicly.