Review – Time Bomb #2

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Time Bomb #2 coverIt’s the second issue of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray‘s popcorn end of the world action comic.  Time Bomb #2 picks up right where the first issue ended with the team having to liberate a concentration camp and then figure out the location of the Nazi doomsday weapon.  But will they stop the weapon in time?

After the Omega Bomb of Nazi Germany is accidentally launched, giving the human race 72 hours to live, four specialists are sent back in time to prevent the disaster. Unfortunately, instead of getting sent back two days, our heroes find themselves 67 years in the past, landing right in the middle of a German POW camp.

As the four, time-displaced heroes hurry to ground zero, they take careful steps not to alter the past. However, their presence has alerted a sinister and evil enemy to their mission, the creator of the Omega Bomb himself – Axel Von Metzger, The Butcher!

This is a popcorn B movie in comic form complete with Nazi bad guys.  There’s lots of debate about altering the future and their need to be careful and the tense moments you’d expect.

This is the type of comic you’d like to see on the small screen being hosted by a cheesy local host as you kick back and enjoy it on a Sunday afternoon.  Definitely fun and entertaining.

Plot: Gray and Palmiotti have put together a B-movie in comic form that’s fun to read and you know can’t end well.  There’s all kinds of debate about altering the future and what this team’s actions will do, so your easily sucked in to see exactly what that’ll be.  Lots of fun, and an entertaining read.  Rating: 8

Art: Paul Gulacy does a great job translating the story onto the page.  There’s a need to mix the World War II setting with some items from the future and it all works well.  The action and slow moments are both enjoyable and it’s a good pairing of artist to writers.  Rating: 7.75

Overall: This is a popcorn comic, a bit silly, but also fun.  There’s not too much thought needed to enjoy it, and you know things aren’t going to work out perfectly, so you wind up reading it expecting things to go wrong even if the heroes succeed.  And in a weird twisted way, that’s a lot of fun.  Overall rating: 8

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 56 pages    Price: $4.99     Release: 9/15/2010

Radical Publishing provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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