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Review: Animalheads #2

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One of my favorite shows of all time is The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. It starred a star from Doctor Who, Billie Piper. It was her star turn in this series that not only made me beguiled by her but entranced. Her portrayal of the two personas made for some very interesting television. The series is about a woman whose parents believe she works as a legal secretary but she actually entertains clients at an escort service.

Piper’s performance as Hannah was both tender and relevant. Her portrayal as Bella was pure fantasy and comedy in many instances which makes the fact that the show was a true story even more enchanting.  It also makes even more perplexing how one can lead such a double life without this task taking a toll. In the second issue of Animalheads our protagonists become steeped in their new vocations.

We find Vicki, Oli, Lucy, and Wyatt, shortly after the murder of Axel Winder. As they start digging Winder’s grave, they start to ponder their decisions up to this point, and if they could have changed anything. We soon find out that Vicki is one who brought it to the group of friends a business idea that was supposed to be easy money. By issue’s end, we find out how the guys confronted Axel Winder

Overall, an excellent detour to understanding these character’s motivations. The story by Son M. is thrilling. The art by Sam Curtis is eye-catching. Altogether, a pulse pounder.

Story: Son M. Art: Sam Curtis
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Animalheads #1

Animalheads

However you feel about The Purge movies, one thing you can ascertain from even knowing the story is that society is only a few bad decisions away from it being a reality. The story holds up a mirror to society and is a bit more political than most movies in its genre. Each movie spoke about the human condition and what each of us would do in situations much like that.  Especially in The First Purge which showed how the experiment was used first on poor Black communities.

What draws audiences to the movies and the television show is each character’s will to survive. Each choice leads you to down certain roads. The wrong one can lead to your future being much grimmer than you could ever have foreseen. In the debut issue of Animalheads, our protagonists struggle with the next steps after a killing.

We find out how Vicki, Oli, Lucy, and Wyatt, went down this path to make money, as they face their futures with uncertainty. We find the four friends, shortly after they graduated, as not one of them has a job prospect, and now, with a mountain of student debt. As they share what may be their last meal together as friends, a spark of an idea for their way of living is birthed at this table. By issue’s end, they find a quick and dirty way to get paid, one that will bring them more trouble than they know

Overall, a nice way to introduce characters and their motivations. The story by Son M. is exciting. The art by Sam Curtis is stunning. Altogether, a story that sizzles with action.

Story: Son M. Art: Sam Curtis
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Animalheads #0

Animalheads

When you are growing up in this world, there are things your parents groom you for and some things they don’t. This is not simply because they don’t know which sometimes the case is. It’s also to let you learn on your own. Those are the lessons you hang onto the rest of your life.

This is when reality sets in and you start learning exactly who you are. You hope you have the tools you need to move forward. When you feel you don’t have choices is when things become desperate. In the prequel issue of Animalheads, we find a group of friends who take a gag and make it a profitable gig.

We meet Vicki, Oli, Lucy and Wyatt, four friends who are coming to the end of their college days and not knowing where they are going in life. Vicki has just killed someone and Lucy is wondering what to do about this dead body. Wyatt decides to get away as fast as possible from the scene of the crime. Eventually, the reader finds out, it was a deal that went wrong between the parties. By issue’s end, an uncertain future awaits them, one that may signal that their fates are sealed.

Overall, a nice way to start a crime story. The story by Son M. is thrilling. The art by Sam Curtis is beautiful. Altogether, a story that feels very familiar but so very unique.

Story: Son M. Art: Sam Curtis
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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