Thursday, August 10, 2017


BLACK-EYED KIDS VOL. 2: THE ADULTS (Aftershock, First Printing, 2017; Softcover)

Collects Black-Eyed Kids #6-10 (cover dates September, 2016- January, 2017)

Writer: Joe Pruett

Artist: Szymon Kudranski

Colorist: Guy Major

The second arc in the series continues along it's thankfully humorless path. There isn't much in the way of clearing up the mystery of what these Black Eyed Kids are or where they originated from, only that they are some sort of ancient or even alien evil.

This is a quick read with nice pacing and clear, concise storytelling. The artwork is gritty when necessary and slick when it's not. The coloring seems flat even though it is not, and the palette seems to give this an air of flat coloring due to Major's use of a limited color palette. This is intentional and done to give the art a more solid feel.

I'm still unsure if there will be a payoff or if this is just a fun ride, but either way I'll be back for Volume 3.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4.25 out of 5.

The OCD zone- There is an exclusive eight page black and white bonus story in this book. All variant covers are included as extras.
Paper stock: Good weight glossy coated stock.
Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover notes: Matte finish which can be scuffed with even reasonable handling. Spot varnish on select portions of the cover. 

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