Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Earth 2 #15.2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Skeletons aren't the only thing that are bare bones.

Alright who doesn't love Solomon Grundy?  Huh, Anybody?  Didn't think so.  So this issue has got to be great right.  We get a awesome villain, The superb world of Earth 2.  What else could we ask for?  Well let's find out.  

Solomon Grundy crash lands back on earth, on top of two teenagers star gazing out in the desert.  He gets up from the destruction and walks towards life.  Then we see him kill two people at a tourist trap, where he gets a blanket to cover his shame.  Then later a bus hits him.  He makes it to a city where the army show up, and hit him with a truck.  Then they throw a bomb at him and blow him up Jason Goes to Hell style.  But all the parts of him that touch the soldiers causes them to start rotting.  Solomon Grundy reconstitutes himself and we're given an old classic "Reborn on a Monday".  That's the present day story we're given.

Jump throughout to flashbacks and we're shown slaughter swamp back in 1898.  We see Solomon has a wife and child that are starving, and that his wife Pinney thinks that "somethings gotta give".  Solomon goes off to work for his no good boss at the Slaughter House, where for some reason Solomon's wife runs screaming "No!" from the bosses office, covering herself up.  No idea how she got there past everyone else or why Solomon didn't say "Hey Pinney what are you doing going into the bosses office?"  So now she does the only rational thing, she goes onto the slaughter shoot, and stabs herself through her neck.  The boss sends Solomon out to get his wife's body before the "gators" get it.  Out there in the swamp, Solomon starts off with his nursery rhyme.  Back inside he slaughters everyone, while going on with the rhyme.  In the end Solomon kills himself where his wife did, and laying dead in the swamp.  His eye opens.  Dun Dun Duuuuun.

Well that was a bare bones issue.  I think that this was the fastest I've ever gone through a comic.  It seems that Matt Kindt phoned this one in.  The artwork was split up between Art Thibert, and Aaron Lopresti which was good.  The present day stuff was great but pretty much all there was was Solomon Grundy naked in the desert, and the flashback stuff looked like an issue of Tales from the Crypt.  Now that's not a bad thing, but it didn't seem like there was much to it.  Bare Bones.


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