Forgetless issues #1-3 by Nick Spencer, Scott Forbes & Tim Daniel – review

Forgetless image nick spencerI have to be honest. I picked up the first issue of Forgetless because it was there and I needed something to read. That may be an innocuous way to start this review but its still the truth. I’ll say this though, I’m glad I did. Because of the way that fell into reading that issue I can’t sit here and honestly tell you that I know what to expect , because I didn’t. So I was surprised to get part of a kick ass crime story.

Forgetless is the name of a legendary club that is closing its doors forever and hosting one final blow out. It’s the party to end all parties. This just kind of hangs in the background the whole time. Each issue is broken into two distinct, ongoing parts. The second part revolves around some annoying teens trying to get to the club. I can do without these parts. But the first part is the aforementioned kick ass crime story.

It revolves around this agency who hires out of work models and trains them to be assassins. One of the assassins has been dispatched to the club to take someone out. Is it the right guy? Why is a Furry interrupting? The gun went off but who did it hit? The cliffhanger is a great dammit moment that makes you want to run to the next issue.

The story is told in a fragmented way that serves the story well, advancing the present moment plot at the same time as filling out the back story.

Issues two and three (again forgetting about the B story in each one) pretty much maintain the high. Issue #2 fills in the back story of the intended target from the climax of issue #1 so it has a different feel and rhythm to it. The story proper is deliciously disturbing. Issue three picks up where #1 left off.

All I can say is that I wound up loving what I’ve read so far and look forward to seeing what the hell happens next. There is a high insanity level of dark fun here that is more then a little absurd but all the better for it. It’s one of those stories that forces you to imagine what a crime story can be.

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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About Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

One Reply to “Forgetless issues #1-3 by Nick Spencer, Scott Forbes & Tim Daniel – review”

  1. I bought Forgetless #4 for the same reason. Liked it so much I went back and bought 1-3. But now I can’t find #5 anywhere. I keep reading that it’s out of stock or out of print but I can’t seem to figure out if it was ever printed in the first place. Can you help me figure out how to get this issue? I’m desperate to know how the story ends.