While Blaze, Poach, Colin, and Hendrix debate whether robbing the Con is worth the risk, we meet two new disgruntled former stars. Madeleine “Maddie” Cannon shares her trailer with a dog on the set of a horrible sci-fi movie, and Jonnie Lao—Zhing Lee of TV’s Lotus Wind series—sits in as an advisor for the remake while hottie actor Billy Benton white-washes his film.
Heist movies as long as they’re done right are always of interest to me. I’m not sure I can recall any heist comics prior to this one though, so that was an immediate sell. Going into the second issue of The Big Con Job, I couldn’t wait to see more of this story unfold.
Our group of actors past their prime have had the seed planted in their heads for a heist, involving SDCC of all things. Things are likely not going to get any easier for them, and so they move forward with consideration of the idea. They call in a couple other friends in similar financial and career distress, and after discussing all the details, consideration changes to commitment.
As the first issue showed potential, the strong artwork has kept to that level. While we haven’t gotten to any possible content with some action, the story still moves along well visually. One thing I enjoy oddly enough is seeing the convention scene illustrated, it just reminds me why I love them so much.
Now that we’re really getting into the part of the story where it will open up, I can’t wait to see what comes next. This series definitely looks like it’s going to be a great heist adventure in comic format. I’ll certainly be awaiting the next issue and would gladly suggest joining the ride while it’s just starting.
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