Written by W. Maxwell Prince
Art by Martín Morazzo
Colors by Chris O’Halloran
Cover A by Morazzo & O’Halloran Cover B by Vanessa R. Del Rey
In this issue we have a slightly messed up and demented tale about two ambulance drivers on the night shift. However, these aren’t the kind of people the average person would want to put in control of saving their lives.
Their biggest problem is that they steal pharmaceuticals from the hospital the work at. And they take whatever they can get their hands on. They take anything from leukemia meds to pain killers, mixing things like Eszopilone and Escitalopram to create a hallucinogenic high, and a very short one at that.
They are so high and so into their stoner-like conversations about how they know the secret to saving the world, pointing out all that is wrong with it, pitying themselves. And they drive around doing this all night long. They are so high that they completely pass the call locations they get radioed for and merely just keep going, oblivious to the death and suffering they are causing.
They stop at a diner to eat and even THERE when the injuries are happening right in front of them…and they do nothing. They just keep driving.
Then something hits the chick that has actually been the one behind the wheel all night. She slams on the breaks and realizes they have forgotten something incredibly important.
The man in the back of the ambulance bleeding out with a knife stuck in his throat.
I really thought this was a good comic. The twist at the end was perfect and really made the whole story end with a bang. These two come across as very sad, lonely and depressing high people. They like to complain and point out flaws of other people and the world around them. And with the way they were chatting each other up, it doesn’t seem like they are getting any kind of personal fulfillment from their work.
The artwork in this issue is still good like the other issues. This artist has a gentle realism about how he draws the characters. The colors are vivid colors but, they are used in a more muted style (I hope that makes sense). It’s like they are softer versions of the bright colors but not lighter shades.
I can finally recommend another Ice Cream Man issue. I think one will be well worth purchasing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.