By Justin Jordan, Kyle Strahm & Felipe Sobreiro

The post-apocalyptic Lone Wolf and Cub story returns as No faces a problem…a hungry baby. As he struggles to find a solution, he, of course, has to deal with another brood of the Spread. Meanwhile, a new element is introduced and it definitely hearkens back to Mad Max.

This book continues to showcase how much it is influenced by various aspects of pop culture. Writer Justin Jordan even addresses this, which means that a lot of people are also noticing. While his reasoning is understandable, it doesn’t excuse that he’s not implementing the inspirations well into his story. It’s just too blatant. With all this being said, the comic is actually very enjoyable; it has drama, action and some thrills – It hits all the marks expected of the material. It’s a fun read, but not exemplary.

The motif of a barren, bleak wasteland against the colorful, vigorous Spread continues effectively. Kyle Strahm’s character designs really focus on the grotesque; the only attractive person appears to be the primary antagonist in the story…surprise, surprise. This concept, in a way, shows that what is left of humanity is not unlike the monstrous entity; definitely gives the reader something to think about!

Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything too noteworthy in this second issue, but it’s still a solid comic. Fans of the post-apocalyptic thriller genre should pick it up and the causal reader may dig it. I suggest picking up the previous book and see if it is appealing.


About The Author Erik Gonzalez

I was exposed to comics early on, one of my earliest vivid memories was picking up the entire run of Dark Horse’s Aliens vs. Predator(1990). Odd and perhaps morbid choice for a kid, I know...At the same time, I was immersed in the pop culture of the time which included, but not limited to: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and of course, Batman: The Animated Series. Upon reflection, it’s fairly evident why I’m such a zealous geek. My day job is in television operations, so basically I’m exposed to media at every turn, which is where I want to be! Writing comic book reviews is another outlet to convey my respect and fanaticism for the this graphic medium. I hope what I have to say will resonate with others and also spark heart-felt discussion. Simon Pegg said it best, “Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

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