Written and Created by R. Lopez and WRGII
Cover and Illustration by Neal Anderson
Edited by P. Stacy
I knew this story was going to get crazy and this issue was definitely a wild one. An issue that surely is not for the faint of heart or those who are easily offended. But then, you should know by now (and honestly by the name Crude Comics, Inc.), none of these comics are for those with soft stomachs.
There was a lot of action in this issue…of ALL kinds. Which is always good. It keeps the pages turning and eye moving. The story reads quickly still and is still very well written. I’m anxious to see what the last two issues bring.
There was also a lot of violence and blood and gore in this issue. A great splatter scene that really got my attention takes up an entire two-page spread. The artwork is fantastic too. It’s all black and white. It’s detailed enough to get the point across but not tedious.
I’m really becoming a big fan of these guys over at Crude Comics. They really do have a knack for the more lewd and lascivious side of comedy. The crude toilet almost high school humor is a comic relief element to the blood and gore splats and splashes. They translate it very well into the comic book world. I always get a good laugh reading their work. And they have just the right amount of suspense and horror in there. It’s great.
AND they are right on the trail of Yeti! It’s only a matter of time before they come face to face with this blood thirsty monster of a creature. (I swear, if I get to issue four and this Yeti turns out to be all rainbows and smiles and tries to lick them to death like an over loving happy-to-see-you puppy, I’m going to have a conniption fit. I mean, I love irony and twists and turns but, that might just start the war to end all wars right there.)
We’re only half way through the mini-series so, you still have time to get caught up.
Writer: Joe Brusha
Artwork: Babisu Kourtis
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
This was a good issue for an introductory issue. It definitely got the curiosity going. I’ll go ahead and give you the little blurb from the inside cover and then I’ll tell ya what I thought.
“While taking a cross-country trip, a young couple stops to visit one of their long-lost friends who live in an idyllic gated community. Not long after they arrive, they find that something sinister may be lurking behind the mansions and well-manicured lawns of Paradise Court.”
Paradise Court is a gated community. A gated community so perfect it’s creepy. I mean these people have perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect teeth, perfect houses, perfect lawns, perfect pools, perfect cars, perfect lives…just perfect, perfect, perfect.
Until someone goes missing. Then the illusion of perfection is shattered and the suspicions begin. Fingers are being pointed. Questions are being raised. And skeletons are being found.
I enjoyed this whole issue. The artwork is good. The colors are lively and vibrant. The writing is also excellent. The suspense factor is good with a fantastic build up all the way to the end. There’s enough meat to the story that it’s interesting to read but not so much that it’s overwhelming or boring. The issue covers a good span of time and there’s even some comedy that’s good enough to make you chuckle. The issue also has a great mysterious feel to it as you flip through pages. All in all, a good first issue. As usual, there’s not a lot to say about an introductory issue. But, I really think this is going to be a good mini-series.