Time Trader 1 and 2

Written by Michael Dolce
Art by Soussherpa
Colors by Beez Studio

read it HERE.

The Do-Over.

Dylan Sharpe has an ability. He can rewind a 24 hour period and re-live it. Certain rules apply. He can do it only once. The outcome of significant things like the winning lottery numbers or close-call sporting games change with each rewind. But he discovers he can revisit the stock market and do short trading, gradually building enough capital to be live independently.

He sees a therapist. He goes to a meeting to talk to an important investor. But everything goes haywire for Dylan as he discovers a deeper problem hidden under his unusual talent.


The Time Trader could have been a very confusing story. Or overly simplistic (like the ending of the Nicholas Cage movie Next).

Michael Dolce blends characterization and puts you in his shoes throughout the whole story so that you're completely aware of what's going on. The narrative moves smoothly through our hero's perceptions even though the 'day to day' happening outside of him can repeat itself at his command.

... surprisingly.

I was surprised to find the writing concise and clear. I was even more surprised to be entertained by the story from page one. It's one of the few times I've wanted to keep reading for wanting to know how the story turns out rather than feeling obligated because I had to make a review on it later.


There's more.

Deeper subtexts pop up later in part 2, which I'm not going to divulge. Suffice to say, Dylan's abilities takes him farther than simply being able to alter a 24 hour period. There's a larger scope of attention at work here, and Dylan is only operating in a small fragment of it.

I'd be interested to see in future issues how the ability to live in a semi-serious context can affect a character in the long run. If there's really nothing that can affect him (unless there's some interloping power that can 'shut off' his ability on the horizon) how can Dylan really feel like he has a stake in his surroundings? One might think he'd gradually succumb to an apathetic existence.

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