On episode 206 we talked about the Emerald City Comic Con <a href= “http://www.themarysue.com/eccc-sunday-badges/”>Sunday badge debacle</a>, so I decided to find out what all the hub bub was about. While on vacation, I stopped by a comic book shop and picked up the first issue of The Discipline the erotic thriller written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Leandro Fernandez. I was really excited because I love these kinds of “sexy” horror tales–Hellraiser, anyone? Unfortunately the only thing I ended up enjoying about the book was the gorgeous art.
The story is set around Melissa, a young woman living in NYC. She’s unhappily married and fights with her sister. She meets a stranger who excites her and who turns out to be more than meets the eye.
It felt as though the writer, who had somehow never been around a woman, was interpreting what it’s like to be a 23 year old lady. The main character was completely unbelievable in this day and age. As mentioned before, she is 23, married, and had an amazing 6 figure job that she no longer needed because her husband was bringing in an insane amount of cash. She’s unfulfilled in her marriage and hasn’t had an orgasm in 4 years–so she’s been married for over 4 years and lives in NYC, right, that sounds like something that happens in real life. I mean, I know with these kinds of stories you need to suspend disbelief–there is a goat man in this story–but come on. This is supposed to have some kind of basis in reality.
We never really see the husband to see how they interact which I think could have brought an interesting element to the story. It’s never really clear how long she and the stranger have been interacting either. We did get a very brief glimpse into her family life but it didn’t bring much to the story and felt completely unnecessary. By the end of the issue I had no excitement in continuing to solve the mystery.
I give it a 1/5.