Sunday, 18 October 2015

Jupiter: Issue 2 Review

Review By
Patrick Scattergood

Written and Illustrated By
Drew Askew

Published By
Ink and Booze

Action, Adventure, Comedy


Here it is folks, the long awaited issue #2 of everybody's favourite ex wrestler turned 1940's LA detective, Jupiter is back.

When last we saw him Jupiter confronted the missing girl in his case only to find she had an army of mindless ghouls at her side, find out how he gets out of this predicament in this latest installment!


As a massive fan of the first issue of Jupiter, by Drew Askew, I was eagerly waiting for the next issue.  I loved the blend of horror, action, comedy and all the references that Drew managed to sneak in to the first part of the story.  In fact, I even said that is was instantly quotable so I was hoping for more of the same with this installment.

Not only do we get that in spades with this installment but the story seems to really have ramped up the pace so that you wouldn't want to put it down until you have read each and every page.  The story reveals more of the machinations behind the case that Jupiter is working on as well as introducing a couple of new characters too.  That's handled very well in the writing to such a degree that you come away feeling like the pieces are all just settling in to the puzzle.

Story wise, like I said earlier, the quick pace really helps the story, especially in the humour department.  There are some absolutely hilarious moments and a lot of the pages are jam packed with so many references that you could easily turn it in to a drinking game yet it manages to juggle all of those without over staying it's welcome.

Art wise, if you have seen any of Drew's superb work before, you know exactly what to expect here.  The off kilter angles and the designs of the characters in this series remind me a little of a slightly softer version of the designs that wouldn't be out of place in a Tim Burton movie.  There really is an almost whimsical feel to the art and that, coupled with the humour, gives this a rather unique feel and personality all of it's own.

All in all, this is a brilliant continuation of the series and I, for one, can't wait for the next issue so roll on issue 3!

Story 8/10
Art 8.5/10
Cover 8/10
Recommended 8.5/10
Overall 33/40

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