Zachary Clayton

Stray Bullets: Killers #2

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First of all I apologize for what I’m about to write, I know a lot of you really like…You know what? Scratch that.  I’m not apologizing.  I officially hate this series now.  What did I just read?  I felt like I just watched Titanic.  You know that feeling you get when you just wasted time that you’ll never be compensated for?  That’s what I’m feeling right now.  But, Image comics has a slew of good stuff.  So, it was only a matter of time before I read something I didn’t like.

You can read my Stray Bullets: Killers #1 review too.

Stray Bullets: Killers by David Lapham

Stray Bullets: Killers #2
Creator: David Lapham
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: April 16, 2014

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This next tale of tragedy in the Stray Bullets: Killers series, introduces us to Virginia, a young girl on the run from the world, who winds up at her Aunt’s house.  Her Aunt Jane, we find out later, is just as messed up as our heroine.  Virginia convinces her Aunt to let her stay to avoid her mother, who is another crazy bitch according to Virginia. Virginia gets a good meal from her aunt, and then goes to sleep for the night…under the bed.  I knew this chick was crazy!  We learn that her Uncle has lost it to, and is virtually catatonic, as a result of a family tragedy.

Then lo and behold! Virginia meets none other than Eli Goldburg! That little bastard is still alive…great.  Eli is now missing a leg from a car accident, that he can’t remember, in which his father died.  Eli now likes to spend his days acting bashful and getting his ass slapped by Aunt Jane.  Eli takes Virginia to and old arcade on the boardwalk where they make out and trade stories.  Virginia then returns to her Aunt’s house to find her passed out drunk, then takes the opportunity to yell at her catatonic Uncle in the garage, before going to sleep underneath her bed.  There’s a bit of crazy drama on the last couple of pages and I won’t ruin it.  As I said above, not I’m digging this series.  I feel like I’ve been reading a soap-opera or something, because these characters are lame and uninteresting.  I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing David Lapham didn’t kill stupid little Eli.

Moral of the story:  Don’t grieve for your unbalanced family members, they might kill themselves and leave a note saying “Screw You.”

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