The Prisoner is a very uniquely styled, interesting online graphic novel featured by AMC, the company that has produced incredible TV series like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. This online graphic novel is a spinoff of the show featured on AMC’s network.
The story is a fast-paced suspense/thriller that tests the power of love, and the power of the mind, while it explores the subconscious world of dreams. Rebecca’s apparent love for her sister drives her to do anything in order to find her. However it all was just a dream created by the subconscious of Vera, a lonely girl without a sister. The story is about what our minds are capable of, that in extreme circumstances we can even create an illusion to fulfill our needs and our voids. People day dream every day, and this story is an elaborate example of that.
What is very interesting about this online graphic novel is the illustrative style used. It takes advantage of today’s technological abilities to create a partially moving graphic novel that plays somewhere in the middle of a comic book and a movie. The artwork is dark and vague. I believe this is done to resemble the difficulty of trying to remember details after waking from a dream. This also might be an example of amplification through simplification, allowing any reader to let be captured and captivated by the story.
In the end I found the story to be a very enjoyable read, and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a short, fast-paced graphic novel!