is a comic
created by writer Devin Grayson
. User follows the story of a woman, Meg, who has problems in her life. She works at a large company and still lives with her parents and younger sister, Annie. Her mother leaves them with her father, and Annie starts to be periodically raped
by their father's friend Cal.
But Meg can't handle these problems, she doesn't know how to stand up to them. At work, they've recently put up a server with full internet
access. Meg creates a new identity in the computer, and begins to play chatroom-based rpgs. Her character Sir Guiliamme de la Couer
, a French paladin, is everything that she isn't: Brave, honourable, and upholds his code of conduct.
Meg starts to ignore her real life, and tries to become Guilliame. But outside her computer the bad things are still happening.. and she might have to face a rude awakening.
User is a creator-owned Vertigo
three-part comic. The story is written by Devin Grayson
, with John Bolton
drawing the Meg's real world, and Sean Phillips
drawing Meg's imaginary fantasy world. User is a very good comic describing the kind of people who play the chatroom RPGs
and the sort of lives they may be trying to escape.