The second issue opens up with our intrepid protagonists at a loss for how to proceed. Okay, in all honesty, one intrepid protagonist, and one horny nimwit, who has seen one space-porn too many. After seeing a resident of the town being devoured by pair of lesbian zombies, the pair decide to warn Ace’s parents. Sadly, they are too late, and Mom has already been converted and devoured Dad’s naughty bits. Ace is next on the menu if not for Gwen’s quick thinking and shotgun skills. In a weird twist Ace drags his sexy sidekick to the video store because he’s sure that if anyone knows how to thwart a lesbian zombie invasion, it’s his space-porn hero, Captain Hammer. No one said he was a rocket scientist.
This issue has something that I love to see in an independent comic, and that’s improvement from the first issue to the second. The art in this issue is leaps and bounds better than the first installment. The problem with facial features and movement have been resolved, and all the layouts look fully finished. The only complaint I could find, and it’s a small one, is that Ace’s stubble just looks like an odd cross hatch pattern. Like I said, minor. Speaking of minors, they probably shouldn’t be reading this. I had to throw in a disclaimer somewhere. The character of Gwen especially shines in the artistic rendering. She looks great with smoother muscle definition, and intensely clean facial expressions. Next thing I would like to see from the art team is more creativity in the page layouts.
Did I mention that Miller writes a beautiful script? This is a story that is both hilarious and tragic at the same time and I wish I could figure out which of the two was actually winning out. One of the guys who gets “eaten” is really called, Mr. Mangina. I nearly wept. I love the opposition of Gwen’s taciturn logic with Ace’s brainless sci-fi porn geek idealism. Their constant bickering keeps the story interesting. I can’t wait for the next installment in this creepy, sexy, silly seven issue limited series.
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