Friday, June 8, 2018

Death Or Glory #2 Review

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah 

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Bengal
Letterer: Russ Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 6 June 2018

I really felt like one of May's comic highlights was the opening installment of Death or Glory. It just oozed cool. Glory the central character was so stylish and kick ass, the art style from Bengal was just soooo stylish. Boy, what a book. So did the Tarantino-esque chic of issue 1 extend into this follow-up? Let's see.

Well, this was a book that well and truly earned the M for Mature rating on the cover. Now I am a fan of Hit-Girlesque ultra violence. Don't get me wrong guys and gals, I am not that sensitive a soul. I would say this though, this book is more realistic than the dark humor of Hit Girl. This is more a real deep dive, and some of the violence is pretty stomach turning. That said, it is used to show the perilous state of the lead character's predicament and really drives home that point. That said, you'll never look at chili peppers the same way ever again...

The art meanwhile is so slick. Wow. I just love it. I think that while the story is good, it is the art that really sells this title to me. For starters I got the most awesome variant cover (Julian Totino) of this in physical copy, and the interior art from Bengal is just really great. Colors bursting off the page and very expressive character depictions.

Bits and pieces

This issue had quite a different feel to the first. Much darker, pretty extreme, quite funny, and with a very definite sense of peril, it was still a very fine read. I have to say that it is the art that is selling me on this series, I find it to be irresistible. The story was pretty good too! Check it out.


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