We’ve all thought about what we would do differently if we could go back in time and have a second chance. Peter Bagge, the graphic novelist behind Apocalypse Nerd, is exploring this dilemma in his new work, Reset.
Reset, which will debut in April and is being published by Dark Horse Comics, is about actor and comedian Guy Krause. Unfortunately, Krause’s career is less than stellar (the word “washed-up” is used). But then he offers himself up to be a research subject for an experiment dealing with virtual reality.
“I originally envisioned Reset mostly taking place in the virtual fantasy world of protagonist Guy Krause’s imagination, but soon discovered that the events occurring simultaneously in his real life were far more interesting, and so I wound up focusing more on that instead,” said the Harvey and Eagle Award-winning Bagge. “I guess truth is stranger than fiction—and that’s why I’m generally not a fantasy writer!”
So Krause, through this virtual reality, might be able to do over past things, which leads us to this description of the work: “If you could relive major events in your life, would you take a stab at making things better—and would your best attempts only make things worse? Or would you use your second chance to put your most twisted, perverted fantasies in motion?”
Hmm, tough choice.