Our protagonist, Mark, visits an average of 9 alternate versions of his life per day, yet always ends up bored, alone, and in a dead end job. No matter how hard he tries to find the perfect life things don't ever seem to work out. On top of that, he recently attended the funeral for one of his alternative selfs and there seems to be a trend of them dying lately. His worries over his impending death are lost when he spys an attractive lady at the coffee shop who appears to be flirting with him.
As he sits at home and ponders this lost girl, another version of himself bursts in upset accusing him of murdering himself.
Without getting into spoilers, because you should pick up and read issues #1-4 before Wednesday, we learn that the Infinite Vacation people are out to kill our version of Mark. We meet redneck Mark, who would have existed if his dad got custody of him, nudist Mark, and hacker Mark who team up to help our Mark uncover why they are after him.
Claire, the girl from the coffee shop, plays a significant role as the unlikely duo attempt to take down Infinite Vacation. The good folk of Infinite Vacation are not above boxing universes (collapsing them and killing everyone inside), in order to stop Mark. Infinite Vacation also unleashes the terror that is canibal Mark into multiple universes. Safe to say that I will have a difficult time forgetting some of the terrible exploits and quotes from this fiendish character.
In 64 glorious pages this Wednesday we will learn what our Mark has planned to save the girl and save the day.
Christian Ward provides the art for this comic and his range of styles well fits the book. Some scenes are elaborately detailed, close-ups of characters face either evoke a connection with the reader or instill terror, and you are constantly turning the book upside down and sideways to mimic the movement one must feel crossing the multiverse. Ward's art greatly enhances this book and elevates the insane world in which we are engrossed. It may have taken 2 years for this five-issue story to reach its conclusion, but after revisiting issues #1-4, it appears to have been worth the wait. While I would have preferred an app that allowed me to travel to an alternative universe where the books came out quicker, I am very excited to crack open the book on Wednesday and read the conclusion to this phenomenal story. Spencer also tweeted that you should pick up the physical copy if possible, because there are some effects that involve turning pages and what-not that will work better with a physical comic. Happy reading!