Review: 30 Miles of Crazy #5

Growing up, I never really understood why my parents would tell me not to hang out with certain kids. The people I made friends were the people I naturally gravitated towards. For me, my friends usually fit into more than one group. I had friends who were in to sports and were honor roll students. The kids who everyone figured was trouble, were usually really misunderstood or had other things going on which made them act out. The ones I never really got along with, was just because they had preconceived notions of who I was.

As I joined the military, I noticed many of those cliques in high school remained just in different forms. The reality is, you really are not who you are with. They may influence you but they do not make you. In the fifth and penultimate issue of 30 Miles Of Crazy, we find a few wild bunches, which challenges the boundaries of friendship.

In “The Crazy Ones,” one bar owner gives the rundown on one of his regulars, someone that has changed his life. In “Running,” one local bargoer talks about how he kept his integrity through the years. In “The Meanest Man In Scotland,” we get a tale of how it is drink abroad and the difference in distillation. In “Another Satisfied Customer,” a bartender spouts all the rules that needs to be followed when talking to the person behind the bar. In “The Failed Optimist,” one local bargoer talks about her many failed attempts at having a social life. In “Wes’ Story,” one gay man talks about how it used to be when being gay was still considered taboo.

Overall, it’s an entertaining issue which showcases some of the wildest tales about the city. The story by Karl Christian Krumpholz is funny and relatable. The art by Krumpholz is alluring. Altogether, it’s a one of the funniest issues from the series.

Story: Karl Christian Krumpholz Art: Karl Christian Krumpholz
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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