So I just started reading Keanu Reeves comic, berserker. I’m enjoying it so far.
I’ve always been a huge fan of immortals and if you’ve read any Anne Rice, this character appears to be closest to her rendition of The Mummy, except that he’s like 89,000 years older. This dude was from like the caveman era.
Most of the story so far has been them trying to figure out who he really is and where he comes from. They toggle storytelling between modern time covert military operations and his historic tribal fights and wars.
His character is dealing with the typical type of depression that you’d expect an immortal to deal with. He wants to be able to die, but he cannot. He’s watched everyone he’s loved grow old and die time and time again. After 89,000 years, our lifetime is probably the blink of an eye for him.
“Love? I don’t do that anymore.”
It’s pretty sad, but also fascinating at the same time. Many times I’ve asked people if they’d take immortality if they could, most of them say no. I’m one of the few people who’s ever said they would take immortality. The thought of seeing society evolve and change fascinates me.
“You’ve come a long way since I first met you, The United States I mean. There was a time that whiskey was your pain killer, today you have the technology to study my cells. You’ve come a long way.”
Imagine what comes next? I’d love to see and know what that is. I’m sure some day our present day technology will be looked at the same way that we look at tech from 200 years ago. It would be fascinating to be around when they finally cure cancer and figure out a whole bunch of stuff we don’t even know we don’t know. Knowledge and growth is what appeal to me most about immortality.
I already know who I don’t like, there’s always someone like that in these stories. The person who wants only what they want. Hopefully they don’t get the power he has, cause I don’t like this dude. However, based on past experience, they’ll probably let him have what he wants in order to spice up the story.
In any case, I’m still reading the comic, I’m not sure how long it runs, but so far I’m enjoying it.
Just a life long New Yorker sharing the journey through my lens. Please take note of a post’s date. The views I express here are subject to change and evolving as I grow and learn.