Ryan Thomason

Comic Review, ’68 #2 (of 4)

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Alright, I may have been a little harsh on the first issue that I reviewed for this series, and I’ll be the first to admit that this second issue was a far more enjoyable read for me. Even with all the zombies and blood.

I took the advice of one of the guys who works on the comic Jay Fotos gave me after my last review and made sure to read the Incoming part at the end of the comic. They explain some of the reasoning and history (real or fake) that they used in the comic. The section is an interesting way for them to show you that homework was actually done.

Let’s gets down to the nitty gritty. I enjoyed the story more this time around, yes, I got a bug up my ass about a couple of things in the first issue, but I honestly didn’t see anything like that this time around. I like the Yam character and his dog, though I would have left my racist ass Sergeant behind, the guy is probably going to become zombie food anyways.

I gotta tip my hat off to the whole Jane Fonda wink in this issue. We get a bombshell of a actress out making some kind of propaganda film, you know the type, beautiful, but really just a bitch. Thankfully she gets what she deserves, her shirt torn up….among other things. Mark Kidwell advances the story nicely in this issue and with this being the midway point of the 4 issue run I’m getting more anticipation to see how it all plays out in the end.

STORY: 81%
ART: 89%
OVERALL: 85%

The artwork crew on the comic (Nat Jones, Tim Vigil, and Jay Fotos) did another great job on the issue. I really like the look on their zombies, the amount of blood/gore. I can’t help but really wonder who is doing what when you have a three man crew being credited on the artwork. I’ll just say that whatever they are doing, keep it up, because the more I keep reading the new issues, the more I’m starting to actually LIKE zombies. (Yes, I’m not a big zombie fan to start). I didn’t think I’d be saying this after I read the first issue, but I can’t wait for the last two so we can see how this story wraps up.

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