Digital Comics Review: Dream Life Vol. 1

Murder in BC leads to an inuksuk in Ontario. Charlie’s childhood friend is about to die. Hitchhiking in BC PJ’s luck runs out. Lionel is in crisis, time for love? Leslie is a therapist and part time drug dealer. It’s just occurring to her that she hates her job. Dan’s six year old daughter thinks he needs to grow up. She may have a point.

Life is connections and causes you never see coming. The story of five friends confronted with failed dreams and fantasy lives. Learning to deal with traumas to their minds, bodies, and ideals.

First in a two part story, 161 pages of cinematic, neorealist comics by Salgood Sam. Exploring identity, destiny, and life in a possibly ambivalent universe.


When people ask why I like digital comics, I would like to point them in this direction. There is no way I would see a comic like this in my local comic shop (if I had one) and there I would be missing out.
Dream Life is also proof of the concept of sequential art to standalone. I could not see something like this being produced in any other type of medium.


The characters are excellent, you get a real connection with each one – their joys and sadness as well as their lives they have and, perhaps, wish they have.
Have no illusions – this is not a simple read, 161 pages and there is so much going on. I’m glad I found the time with peace and quiet to sit and read this in such a manner.


Salgood Sam has crafted and epic story here which crosses a vast geographical area. It makes you smile, it makes you sad and most of all it makes you think.

The art is amazing – from the wide scenery shots to the close up expressions of people, animals and others. There is so much to see and appreciate from panel to panel and I feel the images burning into my brain.

photo 4

For those who want something more from their digital comics, I would point you in this direction. Find a quiet place and find yourself immersed into Dream Life



Dream Life Volume 1 is available online here or on Comixology here

You can read a preview here:


Huge Discounts on your Favorite Comics @
Comic Previews

Out This Week – Durham Red: Born Bad

November 29, 2021 Michael Nimmo 0

Out this week digitally from Rebellion is the vampiric bounty hunter in Durham Red: Born Bad. CREATIVE TEAM: Alec Worley (w) Ben Willsher, Lee Carter (a) Ellie De Ville (l)  RELEASE DATE: 1 December DIGITAL, […]

Comic Reviews

Review: Grimm Fairy Tales #54

November 27, 2021 Michael Nimmo 0

From Zenescope Entertainment this week is the latest issue of Grimm Fairy Tales – Issue #54. Taking over after the death of her mother, Sela, Skye Mathers is the new Guardian of the Nexus. With […]

2000 ad
Comic Reviews

Review: 2000 AD – Prog 2259

November 26, 2021 Michael Nimmo 0

From Rebellion this week are the latest stories from the pages of 2000 AD – Prog 2259 UK and DIGITAL: 24 November £3.25 NORTH AMERICA: 22 December $26.50 (per pack) DIAMOND: SEP211702 COVER: TAZIO BETTIN Judge Dredd: The Musical! by Rob […]

About Michael Nimmo 10988 Articles
Owner of the site, lord of all....