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The Field is a 2014 four-issue comic book miniseries created by Ed Brisson and Simon Roy, and published by Image Comics.

A amnesiac man wakes up in a field wearing nothing but his underwear and finding a cell phone on which he receives mysterious texts warning him of impending danger. Danger like Christian, an ex-bible sales-man in the middle of a crime spree fueled by dirty sex, meth, murder, and Christian Rock, while being pursued by a biker gang and fanatical Trekkies who are out to kill him.

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  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: The Smoke Eaters.
  • Badass Bookworm: The Tomorrow Men, who are basically very violent Trekkies.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Given to the nature of the time loop, they undoubtedly took advantage of the loops to become the very group of badasses they are now.
  • Black Comedy
  • Death Is the Only Option: The only way to end the time loop is to kill Grant.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Every characters calls the amnesiac man 'The Source.' It is later reveal after 'The Source' held Christian at gunpoint that his real name is Grant.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Despite being a sociopath Christian doesn't like swearing at all and he is best demonstrated when he pistol whipped 'The Source' for profaning.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop
  • Mind Screw
  • No Ending: Christian and the Tomorrow Men are killed, but the Smoke Eaters are too late to kill Grant as time repeat itself again.
  • The Reveal: In issue three 'The Source' is a scientist named Grant who was part of a scientific experiment that had gone awry resulting in a shrinking, temporal causality field which has a Groundhog Day effect on a whole host of people. The Tomorrow Men and The Smoke Eaters are hunting down Christian and Grant to kill the latter and therefore ending the time loop.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Christian is very protective and close of 'The Source' yet very violent and murdering people on the whim.
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    • His antics can be sort of justified for being Properly Paranoid and Fridge Brilliance because living in a continuous time loop made him experience that anyone can be unexpectedly dangerous (which is telling that the patrons at the diner were giving Grant threatening looks). Furthermore, the people he killed wouldn't matter because they can live again in the next time loop.
  • Stern Chase
  • Whole Plot Reference: It's essentially what if Groundhog Day has more than just one person experiencing the same day over and over, and whom are wanting it to stay that way or not.
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