More ER Love
"Elk's Run #2 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon Hoars and Buggy Productions $3
Before I mention the actual book, I must say this, along with speakeasy titles, has the nicest production values of any independant book outside of IDW. It has even nicer paper than DC and Marvel's $3 books. The colors are vibrant, and they feel slick and fresh. So, enough gushing about the paper, what about what's on that delicious paper? Well, an incredibly decompressed comic book. Even moreso than Silent Dragon #1, the only plot advancement is the actual execution of the man who killed the boy(I'm really bad with names). The only thign taht happens is that. It's worse than Girls #3. But, you know what? I love this book. It has amazing cartoonish art that reminds me of Darwyn Cooke and Frank Espinosa from Rocketo. It's light and breezy, and conveys heavy topics and messages of,, well, I don't really know what. The town the book is named after doesn't have a strong identity. It's a military town where vets go and live, apparently. The roots of the town are vague, just as its rules. But I want to know more. The entire issue focused on one character's history and motivations, and I'm entranced by the characters. The father figure shows his determination to do his job of protecting the town and his son, and he fails in those regards by letting his son watch the execution. But I'm probably rambling incoherently to those who haven't read the book. Pick up the collected edition in this month's previews, and add it to your pull list. I can guarantee you'll like it. very Highly reccomended."