A dark and creepy, yet also oddly sweet, scifi tale of love and cloning. The body horror and unsettlingly fleshy art in this graphic novel is leavened by suspenseful plotting and nice moments of humor. For fans of Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Charles Burns (Black Hole) & David Cronenberg movies (Existenz, Videodrome).— From Jonathan's Picks
For their 45th anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the couple is faced with the results: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones? In Upgrade Soul, McDuffie Award–winning creator Ezra Claytan Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity—Is it the capability of our minds or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows the lives of Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.
About the Author
Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer, illustrator, and designer based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured at the Fantoche International Animation Festival, the Fumetto International Comics Festival, and the Whitney Museum. Upgrade Soul was the recipient of the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.