Spencer and Locke’s investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose, and its dangerous owner who holds power over Locke. Meet Ramona Sinclair. If this femme fatale doesn’t do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might.
As often as possible, I try not to judge anything after just one issue, one episode, etc. This is one of those titles that I felt I was going to like after one reading only the first. Now having reading the second issue of Spencer & Locke, it’s becoming more clear I was right.
Following a very unconventional interrogation of Stanley (the school days bully), Spencer and Locke head to the Red Rose nightclub. Trying to find more clues about Sophie’s demise, Locke runs into another unwelcome person from his past. Almost succumbing to her charms, he is snapped out of it when he realizes Sophie’s daughter Hero is there. A valiant and turbulent car chase ensues, but unfortunately ends in a crash and Locke being dragged away.
All the charms of the artwork I was fond of in the first book thankfully keep going here. It’s so simple, but I love the way the art changes styles for the flashbacks to Locke growing up. The furious and fast car chase was a great dose of action mixed in with the rest of the great visuals.
The engaging and very entertaining story for this title keeps on getting better as we go along. Somehow, there is a perfect mix of humor, action, drama and emotion filling the whole book. Don’t drive like they did in this issue, but definitely get to the shop as quickly as possibly to get this.
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