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Daytripper #10 Written and Drawn by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Sean Konot DC/Vertigo Comics
Release date: September 9, 2010
The books that matter are the ones that stick with you, that make you think about your life and how you can improve and what you’re doing wrong. The books that matter are the ones that make you laugh and cry at the same page. The books that matter are the ones that you never want to forget for the rest of your life. Daytripper #10 is a book that is going to stick with me, and it is a book that matters.
Over the last ten issues, the Brazilian art team of brothers Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon have shown us the life and deaths of Bras de Oliva Domingo. Each issue has shown a moment from the character’s life at different stages of his life, whether it be birth, childhood, adulthood, or old age, and each issue has ended with the character’s death. Does it matter that we’re never told if these are alternate realities, different dimensions, or any other sci-fi gobbledygook that comics readers are generally predisposed to jump to? No. Any explanation would ruin this comic. It is simply the story of life. His life, my life, anyone’s life. I don’t live in Brazil, I don’t have kids, in fact, I have nothing in common with the main character, but every issue affected me in some way.