Thursday, March 26, 2020

Basketful of Heads #6 Review

Writers: Joe Hill
Artist: Leomacs
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Deron Bennet
Editors: Mark Doyle & Amedeo Turturro
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 25th, 2020

Times are tough. My job is still considered essential so I'm out there every day risking that I bring this thing home to my family. My wife is at home losing her mind while the children create a Lord of the Flies society around her. Our realty company was so kind to inform us that they're now accepting credit cards "in these difficult times". So we can now just climb deeper into debt to remain not homeless, which is comforting.

One thing that can get us through this is escape through stories. Right now art and stories are so important, because it gives us focus away from horrible things; even if the art and story focuses on horrible things. Somebody imagined this story, others visually created it through their artistic talents, and then there's the printers. Printing is what I went to trade school for, and ink will be my favorite aroma until the day I die.

I'm afraid that COVID-19 isn't just the death of thousands of people (because holy crap, it's getting scary) but could it also be the end of physical copies? I'm not afraid that professional handshakes are over, or friendly hugs are over, or services like Uber or Tinder are over. I honestly don't care about any of that. I'll be glad to embrace bowing and expand the personal space bubble because I want you away from me anyway, honestly. But will it be the end of ink and the rise of digital?

This review has been delayed because of reasons, and I can't make it a complete review because of the same reasons. I like to get into specifics of each issue and explain what's going on (while trying not to spoil the ending) but I can't right now. That said, I would like to let you know that with the downtime of comics not being released, I will absolutely be publishing weekly retro reviews. The show must go on.

Bits and Pieces

June chops her own thumb off so she can in turn chop off a head. She uses the ax so she can escape from the handcuffs and decapitate Hank. This girl is a badass. Through the art it's made obvious that the longer the heads remain bodiless the more they turn blue and dreary, so they may have a limited  shelf life. We find out that Liam is sexy as shit with those abs, Puzo is gay, and the sheriff is ready to straight up drown somebody. This is another damn good issue in a damn good series. Read it!


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