The Secret History of DB Cooper (Brian Churilla) - GraphicNovel Omnibus
The media tells us that in 1971, an unknown man hijacked a Boeing 727 in the PacNW and threatened to blow it up. We are told that with a load of cash strapped to his chest, he bailed from the plane, and was never seen again. The media had no name for him, creating the moniker D.B. Cooper to help sell stories and apply a name to the penciled sketches of his face..
These statements are fiction.
D.B. Cooper is not actually missing, he is not what he appears to be.
The media does not know that they were fed the truth disguised as a nickname.
Cooper is a ghost, a nobody, an educated guess, a mythological being. As with any good ghost, Cooper has been recruited into the CIA, becoming one of the alphabets top tier spook assassins, Soon to be on another alphabet most wanted list..
'The Glut', a playground space in the communal human subconscious. Following the disappearance of his daughter, Cooper finds himself able to spend near endless time in The Glut, no longer requiring hallucinogens to make the jump. Armed with a Japanese style samurai sword and his wits, Cooper searches The Glut taking out targets and unknowingly looking for his daughter Donna.
D.B. Cooper is an American Hero, not a folk hero or underground revolutionary, but a capital "H" Hero. His efforts kept the Coldwar at bay so that we might all own iPhones and take everything for granted.
This Oni Press omnibus is pretty stellar. The story is well put together, unfortunately I didn't know about this until after the monthlies were already completely finished. Hopefully the hardcover compiled story will get a bit more press and word of mouth.
Freakishly cute one eared naively smart mouth red teddy bear. Delusional unhealthy unhinged CIA man fighting amorphous blobbish evil in the visual vein of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" animation? Yeah, this was solidly enjoyable. I could go for more.. Why is there no more?
None needed, Publishers description is adequate and not misleading or left wanting.
"The most infamous airline hijacker of all time, D.B. Cooper remains on the FBI’s most-wanted list almost 40 years after the crime. For the first time, the secret history of the man and the hijacking will be revealed. During the height of the Cold War, a fringe group within the C.I.A. wages a crusade on the deadliest battlefield of all: the mind. Aided by powerful psychotropic compounds, Cooper assists in a campaign of psychic assassination against the Soviets. But as he mentally and physically deteriorates, the line between two worlds blurs, and he goes rogue on his governmental overlords."
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