Written by Chris Roberson. Art by Rich Ellis.
From the New York Times best-selling author and creator of iZombie, Chris Roberson, comes Memorial – a high concept fantasy series about memory and magic, mythology and mystery.
Em, a young woman arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon with no memory of her past. A year later, she has managed to rebuild her life, finding a job and friends and just when all seems quiet she happens upon a strange door to an even stranger shop — the kind of store where you might buy a Gremlin, a cursed monkey’s paw or a pirate’s diary. She very quickly finds herself embroiled in a struggle for the fate of the universe between embodiments of different aspects of reality – Maybe, Moment and Memory.
You see, once upon a time, all the things that had ever been imagined and might one day come to be, lived in a land called Maybe ruled by a Queen of the same name. If any of those things ever became real, they moved on to inhabit a land called Is, ruled by Queen Moment, keeper of the garden of Eternal Now known as the Everglade. When those things were no longer needed, they moved on to the land of Was, ruled by Queen Memory. The three Queens were sisters who existed in harmony and balance.
But now, Moment has waged war against her sisters. She has nearly destroyed Maybe and all that is left of Was is a small curiosity shop in Portland run by an old man named Peter and his talking cat Shroedinger – the same shop Em walked into without a care in the world.
Through the curiosity shop, Em travels from world to world, visiting times lost to history and piecing back together her past while encountering just about everyone from Shakespeare to Peter Pan. Her journey eventually brings her to the Everglade where she comes face to face with Moment. But when Em finally learns who she was and why she lost her memory, the answers only raise new questions. Things are not at all as they seemed and her journey is far from over.
Memorial is a cross between Doctor Who and Sandman, the series switches seamlessly between worlds and timelines to explore the interconnectivity of memory, reality and possibility.