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.