Live Forever isn’t only a good story about supernatural horror, but also about grief. Dealing with grief definitely looks different for everyone!
|Creators||Raúl Trevino, Raul Trevino, Raultrevinoart, Trevino Art|
|Genre||Mature Warning: Depression, Drugs / Alcohol, Gore/blood, Murder / Attempted Murder, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Thriller, Drama, Action, Horror|
Live Forever Summary
After a tragedy, Sarah’s conviction to never lose another loved one drives her to discover a formula for eternal life that provokes a fatal crisis.Webtoon
In this comic, we meet Sarah who has an aspiration to become a singer of a band.
It seems she has a loving relationship with her mother, but a more strained one with her father.
Sadly enough, her mother dies suddenly due to cancer. In Sarah’s family, we have both her dad and her little brother, whom takes the death poorly.
He can’t understand why his mother isn’t coming home. Which is just utterly heartbreaking.
They all cope the grief differently, but Sarah’s inability to grasp it leads her down a dark path.
She lies, steals, and even ends up injecting drugs into people’s food. Not exactly a behaviour which is acceptable in today’s society.
And the worst part about it all, I get her feelings. A little more than a year ago, I lost my own mother to cancer.
I often thought about “what ifs” and was thinking about what I would do if there was an option to have her back.
Would I sacrifice my life for hers? Other people’s life just to have her back? I think I would have easily given up my own life, but thankfully I wasn’t given the option.
So despite Sarah’s immaturity and less-than ideal behaviour, I get her. as much you can “get someone”.
Losing a parent is tough and it changes you, despite your best efforts to fight against it.
The reason I love the story so much is just these real life issues. There’s supernatural themes, or sci-fi themes, but they’re just an addition. The story could have worked just as well without those added elements.
Sometimes I felt like the story was being rushed, which is a pity. It ends only after about 50 chapters, but I think it would have been needing just a few more.
There’s some questions left unanswered and some backstories we wish we’d be given more answers to. Although I suppose it’s a beauty in not knowing everything, as to not take away from the main story.
As for the comic’s art, it’s definitely different and I wasn’t a big fan of it initially. However, I do end up loving the black & white themes with just a splash of red in the story. It elevates the story.
Final thoughts: If you love a story with a splash of supernatural themes going through it, but with the main portion grounded in real life issues, read this one.
This is part of Otomenai’s horror month, where we share some interesting horror comics during the month of October.