S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke—but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!
Whatever you do, try not to let the somewhat confusing summary of this issue get in the way. Believe me, it makes all the sense in the world when you’re reading it and it’s quite fantastic. Pretty much everything up to and including the third issue of Spencer & Locke has been, so it’s only natural it would continue.
Waking up and finding himself the experiment of a mad doctor, Locke nearly dies but instead begins a drug induced escape adventure. Told from his imaginative perspective as Rocketman Reynolds, he blasts his way to freedom. Spencer manages to find him just in time, and the two now set their sights on the man behind it all – Locke’s father.
If I said this wasn’t some of the trippiest artwork I’ve seen in a while I’d be lying through my teeth. The way the story still flowed so well even in Locke’s trippy POV was incredible and so much fun. Even when the visuals were set in reality though, it never stopped looking great.
This was far from what I’d have expected to see going into this issue but it was a more than pleasant surprise. The way this series constantly finds more creative ways to give us a wonderful story is refreshing. Even if you have to fight your way through space villains to get this issue, it will be worth it.
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