[HK Comics] “Wolf & Mary” Where is the trust among people?

17 Jul

Recently, I have read a local short-length comic series, “Wolf & Mary” by Cheng Kin Wo. It was about a story between a comic book artist, Cheng Kin Wo and serial murderer, Chan Ka Ming. The two men bound together by destiny firstly met on the internet with net name, Wolf and Mary. They both had killed somebody. At last, they get together and became partners of serial killing. However, at the end of the story, Cheng wanted to get rid of Chan therefore he decided to kill Chan. He expressed this idea to Mary (the net name of Chan) while he didn’t know Mary is actually Chan and story was stopped here. The whole story line was building on trust and betraying which is somehow reflected the problem now happening in Hong Kong. Relationships between people become weird. It makes difficulty in building trust.

First episode cover

The story keeps on shaking the belief in each other. Cheng discovered that his girlfriend was in an affair with his friend who was accidentally killed by Cheng. She lied to Cheng that she didn’t want pre-marital sex but then she slept with Cheng’s friend. It gave a big shock to Cheng when he found out the erotic SMS from his girlfriend in the dead friend’s phone. However, Cheng’s girlfriend blamed Cheng that he had a bad career and had no future after telling he knew the affair. I think this in fact reflecting the phenomenon of “Kong Nui” who is materialized female. I feel disappointed to this phenomenon in which female used to contribute their body for exchanging benefit. But then male’s value is usually built on how much he can earn. I feel exhausted with it.

Desperate crying after knowing his girlfriend betrayed

Later on Cheng dig out that his friend and his girlfriend scammed his money to go to a trip. It was so evil to make use of the trust in both friendship and love relationship. Cheng Kin Wo described the desperate moment which was quite shocking to me. Afterward, Chan Ka Ming forced Cheng to kill his girlfriend for survival but Cheng refused. But then Cheng’s girlfriend wanted to kill Cheng for her own life. She again accidentally fell onto a pen and stabbed through her throat. I think this outcome served as a retribution for a traitor.

In the story, Chan Ka Ming had an anti-social mindset that he thought it doesn’t matter to kill people because he had no reason to obey the law. I don’t know the background of Cheng Kin Wo but his work was quite sociological which was criticizing the society and challenging the authority. It makes me feel familiar because I took sociology at Community College.

At the end, I would like to quote from http://depressiondrugs.net – cheap antidepressants. Democritus (460 BC – 370 BC) that is relating to trust, “Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.” We have to protect ourselves with avoid trusting others easily in this chaotic era.

Read this comic online: http://www.dm5.com/manhua-yelangyumali/

[500 words]

 Wong Cheuk Kei, Ken

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