The Eternal Foe.
At one time, boxer Pepe Rodriguez believed his only opponents were the men he faced in the ring. But when his own self-doubts derail his boxing career, Pepe soon learns to understand one's own personal demons are the most deadly foes of all. Years later, they return to once again threaten any chance he has of real happiness and contentment. In the end, he will have to endure one final bout against his darker side, or risk losing his soul to despair forever.
With Hyde Seed, writer Michael Housel delivers an insightful cautionary tale about the duality of life and the struggles all of us must face in one way or another.
I quite liked this one, even if it's different than the author's Flask of Eyes or The Persona, though it did remind me a little of his Bog Demon story in Devolution Z #1. Hyde Seed is essentially the story of a man battling his personal demons. I guess one could say it's symbolic of the hard times people sometimes face. Anyway, the story is short, bittersweet and kind of neat. It has beautiful illustrations that give the layout a nostalgic look and what a grabber of a cover! The story is definitely worth reading for those who might like a Rocky Balboa and Jekyll-and-Hyde kind of thing.
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drawn out but ok. followes life of former boxer and the trials that come with the fall
Scott Glennon does a terrific job bringing the story to life. The ending, per the pacing of his vocalization, gives the text a real "Rocky" climax feel.