Outer Darkness #2

 

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Afu Chan
Letterer: Pat Brosseau

SYNOPSIS: 700 years into the future humans and a hostile alien race are at war in space. The human race has perfected space travel, and they discover that when any living body shuffles off the mortal coil, the soul is then shot into the outer darkness of space, where they are trapped for eternity and pissed about it!

THE STORY: I really like the story here this is from the writer of CHEW by Image Comics which is personally one of my favorite stories. I happened to have already read issue one and I realize that’s a bit of an advantage because nothing story wise is explained in this issue. and the first few pages take place in an on-ship meeting with the crew, so its a lot of dialogue right away which could turn off readers if this is the first issue they happen to pick up. During the meeting on the ship, they venture into the Outer Darkness area and are attacked and slightly ravaged by disgruntled demons. This issue is basically just to let us know that the leader of the ship may be a bit careless and a bit of a hothead tyrant. I smell a mutiny story coming, It is slightly predictable.

That being said I am interested to see where Layman takes the story.

THE ART: Afu Chan’s artwork is a bit cartoonish, I enjoy cartoonish though I know some people do not my only real gripe is the coloring seems to be a bit flat for my taste but I think it works for this story.

 

3 out of 5 stars

If you’d like to check out this book check out:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/outer-darkness-2

comixology.com/outer-darkness

 

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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