About The Shrinking Man (Richard Matheson’s the Shrinking Man)
And you thought spiders were scary before…
This faithful comic-book adaptation brings Richard Matheson’s masterful exploration of withering 1950s masculinity to vivid new life.
Following a freak accident, family man Scott Carey must confront the increasingly (or is it decreasingly?) obvious reality that he is shrinking, at a rate of 1/7 inch per day. And this fall in stature is not merely physical, but social as well. He finds himself dropping in standing, first past the neighborhood teens, then his wife, his young daughter, his cat, the birds in the garden, and finally that spider. The one you’ll never see the same way again. Along the way, he confronts questions about what it means to be a man, to be human, or to exist at all.
Collects the four-issue comic book series, adapted from Matheson’s science-fiction classic, by Ted Adams (Diablo House), with art by Mark Torres (Judge Dredd).