Thursday, January 3, 2013
Comic Review: The Disappearance of Gordon Page Jr.
The Disappearance of Gordon Page Jr.
by Robert Hendricks
digest / 10 pages / $1
Unexplained and unsolved disappearances fascinate me. How do people just vanish? Why? Where do they go to? Sadly, I suspect that the reality is that many people who go missing meet with "foul play". Yet even in the age of ultra surveillance (Big Brother is Everywhere) people still go missing of their own volition and never look back.
Robert Hendricks has drawn / narrated a true story of a (possibly) autistic young man who vanished from a residential treatment group home in Michigan.This comic is brief but powerful, giving us glimpses into Gordie Page's life, and the mystery of his vanishing.
We may never know what happened to Gordon Page Jr.and thousand of others. And that is a travesty.