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Review: Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #2

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #2

Detectives Gus Horncrasher and Owen Talonburg have been partners on the CCPD for a long time. Over the years they’ve grappled with many lowlifes and criminals, but they’ve never had to face off against each other. They will in Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #2

Review spoiler: I’m going to recommend you read the entire series. There’s two trades and this floppy. If you want to go in blind, just know that this series is one of my absolute favorites. If you read further there will be spoilers for the first two volumes.

As the final volume of writer Markisan Naso and artist Jason Muhr‘s genre crossing story to a bittersweet close. Voracious‘ best selling point is the tag line “time travelling chef hunts dinosaurs”. While that’s a great elevator pitch, it doesn’t give the story, the characters or the concept as a whole the credit that is deserved.

This is one of the few comics that has left me emotionally fragile after I put it down; it is, on all fronts, an utter masterpiece of comic storytelling from Naso, Muhr and colourist Andrei Tabucaru.

The first volume centered on the real world problems of the inhabitants of Black Fossil. Albeit with one or two of its residents being time travelling dinosaur hunters. Naso and Muhr laid the foundations for the relationships between the characters with some brilliant dialogue and some surprisingly subtle body language. They hinted toward something deeper within the sleepy desert town. The second volume took a much sharper turn into the science fiction when it’s revealed that maybe the dinosaur hunters weren’t time travelling to our world’s past… This volume opens the door to horror, and it’s a jarring step that makes total sense within the context of the story.

It has been a long time since I first read Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #2 as part of a Kickstarter reward, and the comic still holds up after multiple readings – that I have had to wait months for the third issue hasn’t been easy, but now there’s only 30 days between me and issue #3, and I can’t wait to see where the story ends up. There should be no surprises that I love this series – I have been raving about it almost as long as I have been writing for this website. It’s time you picked Vorcacious: Appetite for Destruction. It helped remind me why I fell in love with comics in the first place.

Story: Markisan Naso Art: Jason Muhr Colourist: Andrei Tabucaru
Story: 9.1 Art 9.2 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab provided a FREE copy for review, but I had already received my copy from Kickstarter.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Banjax #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Achilles Inc. #3 (Source Point Press) – The concept of superheroes taking jobs from every day people is intriguing. The layered approach to it is what’s really impressive about this series. Enjoy it for what it is or dive deeper into the political/socio commentary, it’s enjoyable either way.

Banjax #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – A superhero has learned he’s dying and goes all out due to it. Yeah, we’re in.

Batman and the Outsiders #2 (DC Comics) – The first issue had some fantastic art and good team dynamic. We want to see where it all goes from there.

The Batman Who Laughs #6 (DC Comics) – We’ve gotten this far. We want to see how the team wraps this one up and brings it all together.

Event Leviathan #1 (DC Comics) – DC’s mini-event kicks off here and already is shaking up the DC Universe. We’re excited to see how this one goes and what it’ll lead to.

Five Years #2 (Abstract Studios) – Terry Moore brings so much of what he’s done together. This is one for the fans of his work and it’s absolutely worth it.

Grumble #7 (Albatross Funnybooks) – What comics should be, pure fun. Grab this entire series.

Jughead Time Police #1 (Archie Comics) – The concept sounds insane. Everything you need to know is in the title. We’re in.

The Ride: Burning Desire #1 (Image Comics) – The series just sounds like solid noir-ish entertainment with a former detective out of prison working as a bouncer with enemies looking to settle a score.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3

Silver Surfer: Black #1 (Marvel) – We’ve read it. It’s fantastic, especially for those who have been reading Donny Cates’ work. Tradd Moore’s art is fantastic too, especially with Dave Stewart’s colors.

Sonata #1 (Image Comics/Shadowline) – Two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. Nope, no idea what this is alluding to.

Spencer and Locke 2 #3 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – Over the top noir/crime action that lampoons/loves the comics of our childhood.

Trust Fall #1 (AfterShock) – The series mixes superpowers and crime in what sounds like a really intriguing concept. There’s a hook here that’s really unique and stands out. We’re not spoiling it.

Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – One of the best kept secrets in comics. Start from the beginning (the first volume) or at least the first issue of this series to see what you’re missing. To tell you why would spoil the fun.

Preview: Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #2

VORACIOUS: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION #2

Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist Name: Jason Muhr
Cover A – Jason Muhr
Cover B – Louie Joyce
24 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

Detectives Gus Horncrasher and Owen Talonburg have been partners on the CCPD for a long time. Over the years they’ve grappled with many lowlifes and criminals, but they’ve never had to face off against each other. Until now…

Featuring a “Hot Pursuit” variant cover by Louie Joyce (Past the Last Mountain, Astral)! Limited to 250 copies!

VORACIOUS: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION #2

Review: Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1

The critical favorite series returns with an all new volume with Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1! Chef Nate Willner’s dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and turned his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He’s damaged another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on his hometown. Can Nate and his friends put aside their differences long enough to save Blackfossil?

Review spoiler: I’m going to recommend you read the entire series. Two trades and this floppy.

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1 begins to bring the final chapter of Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr‘s seminal story to close. Voracious was sold to me with the line “time travelling chef hunts dinosaurs”. Over the course of two miniseries, the story evolved from a simple elevator pitch into a time-travelling science fiction masterpiece. It has more layers than a tiramisu.

Voracious remains the only series I have ever backed on Kickstarter (full disclosure). It contains one of the best comics I’ve ever read. It genuinely earned watery eyes with the scenes when Gus desperately tried to hold on to his memory of his wife. Naso has a deft hand for humor and emotion. When paired with the artistic talents of Muhr, the comic comes alive (especially with the vivid colouring from Andrei Tabucaru).

The first volume centered on the real world problems of the inhabitants of Black Fossil. Albeit with one or two of its residents being time travelling dinosaur hunters. Naso and Muhr laid the foundations for the relationships between the characters. They hinted toward something deeper within the sleepy desert town. The second volume took a much sharper turn into the science fiction. Stunning visuals from Muhr and Tabucaru ramped up the emotional impact. The third volume has big shoes to fill. I’m confident that the creative team will deliver upon the high expectations they’ve earned (especially after reading this comic).

You may have noticed that I’ve kept this review very vague in regards to the comic in question. That’s because my hope is that you’ll invest in the series as a whole once reading this. In doing so you’ll appreciate the lack of spoilers. Voracious is a series that will be held as a comic that you absolutely must read.

This is not a series I would have ever expected to be a writer’s debut. But, that’s exactly what this is. Markisan Naso first series is one of the very best I have ever read. That’s not hyperbole, I’m not blowing smoke or trying to curry favour – I just love this series. And Naso, Muhr and Tabucaru have delivered a high quality product each and every time. The worst thing about this comic is that it is the beginning of the series’ end.

Story: Markisan Naso Art: Jason Muhr Colourist: Andrei Tabucaru
Story: 9.1 Art 9.2 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab provided a FREE copy for review, but I had already received my copy from Kickstarter.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Ascender #2 (Image Comics) – Did you read the first issue? If you did, you know why this is on our list. The follow up to Descender does for magic and fantasy what that series did for sci-fi.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo team again for Batman’s final story.

Doomsday Clock #10 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read the issue and this is what we’ve been waiting for. A ho-hum event finally gets good and there’s honestly some fantastic stuff explored here.

Heroes in Crisis #9 (DC Comics) – We’ve already read this one too and while it doesn’t quite stick the landing it is a decent ending to this rocky event.

Killer Groove #1

Killer Groove #1 (Aftershock) – It’s rock ‘n’ roll crime set in the 70s and the mix of music and crime alone has us excited to check this out.

Sham #1 (Source Point Press) – It’s public domain comics rewritten for our entertainment.

She Said Destroy #1 (Vault Comics) – Goddesses and their worshippers battle!

Spencer & Locke 2 #2 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This series has been rocking it in its second volume which ups the action and has one hell of a villain.

Star Trek: Year Five #2 (IDW Publishing) – Are you a Star Trek fan? We are, and we’re finally getting our fifth year of the mission!!!

Stranger Things: Six #1 (Dark Horse) – The popular series comes to comics and we’re intrigued to see how comics expands the world and characters.

Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1 (DC Comics) – This seems like it’s going to be a pretty big deal as far as a storyline.

This Was Our Pact (First Second) – Stand by Me meets My Neighbor Totoro in this astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers. Yeah, we’re sold on that description.

Voracious: Appetite For Destruction #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – If you haven’t read the previous two volumes, you’re missing out. This series has some solid twists and turns about a chef whose secret incredients are dinosaurs. We’re not ruining it.

Wailing Blade #1 (Comixtribe) – We backed this series on Kickstarter as it reminded us a bit of Battlechasers in the exaggerated fantasy style. It’s some fun action in an oversized first issue.

X-Men: Grand Design – X-Tinction #1 (Marvel) – Ed Piskor continues his amazing take on the X-Men’s history.

Preview: Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #1

VORACIOUS: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION #1

Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist Name: Jason Muhr
Cover A – Jason Muhr
Cover B – Valentin Ramon
24 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

The critical favorite series returns with an all new volume! Chef Nate Willner’s dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and turned his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He’s damaged another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on his hometown. Can Nate and his friends put aside their differences long enough to save Blackfossil?

Featuring a “Bone to Pick” variant cover by Valentin Ramon (Z, D4VE)! Limited to 250 copies!

VORACIOUS: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION #1

Work Up an Appetite for Destruction with the Final Volume of Voracious!

The critically acclaimed Top Chef meets Jurassic Park series returns this May with a fire-roasted final chapter – Voracious: Appetite for Destruction! The new five issue series will conclude the daring time-travel adventures of Chef Nate Willner and his friends as they try to save their town from Nate’s mistakes and find a way to overcome the losses in their lives.

Over the course of the first two volumes, Nate’s dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and started to turn his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He’s damaged another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on Blackfossil.

Written by Markisan Naso with art by by Jason Muhr you can pre-order a regular edition copy of Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #1 using the Diamond item code MAR191332. For the variant cover edition, use Diamond item code MAR191333. Cover A is by Jason Muhr and cover B is by Valenin Ramon.

Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #1

Those Two Geeks Episode Twenty Three: There

On the docket this week: The geeks use fancy editing to cobble together an interview with Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr, the writer and artist of the indie book Voracious. With the Kickstarter for the third volume launching today, the geeks thought it’d  be a great idea to sit down and talk about the Kickstarter, the variant cover rewards, and the comic itself.

We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did recording it.

You can back the project on Kickstarter now.

As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter or email ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week in the future!