Written: W. Maxwell Prince
Artwork: Martin Morazzo
Colors: Chris O’Halloran
Lettering: Good Old Neon
(Cover A by Morazzo and O’Halloran, Cover B Mike Shea)
I’m not sure how much I liked this issue. I felt like the story was bland and didn’t have any kind of scare or horror to it really. The reference of vanilla in the title is extremely apt here. When we hear something described as “vanilla” we figure it’s plain, ordinary, not exciting, boring and perhaps, even bland (like I said earlier).
The story is about a has been rock star who was a One-Hit Wonder. He never really moved on from those days and has been living in the past, unable to let go and move on with his life. His song was a huge hit but, he never could match that kind of success afterwards and his career fizzled out into nothing.
The main part of the story is about this rocker that is supposed to save the world with a rock song.
There’s no creepiness. No blood, no gore, no murder, no ghosts. Nothing. This is more of a science-fiction issue to be honest. And while I have nothing against sci-fi, I just don’t have an affinity for it.
The artwork in this issue isn’t like the first two either. I’m wondering if there isn’t something going on with this team and maybe they aren’t working as well together as they used to. It's not that the artwork is BAD it's just not as good as the first two issues.
Nevertheless, I am anxious to read issue four, hoping it will be better.