Lady Killer 2 #1 – Review
Lady Killer 2 arrives in comic shops next month and we got an early preview from Dark Horse. I will admit that I squealed a little when I saw the e-mail in my inbox. The first series was among the best comics of 2015, so the sequel was eagerly awaited by me, and I’m certain many other fans of good comics.
Writer: Joëlle Jones
Artist: Joëlle Jones
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Cover Art: Joëlle Jones
FOC July 11 – JUN160017
On sale August 3
Joëlle Jones multi Eisner award nominated series continues!
The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for.
The real test for the sequel to a successful limited series is if it lives up to the original. I’m happy to report that it does. Maybe it’s because Joëlle Jones is flying solo on the writing, but this issue has a very visual feel to the storytelling. That may be more from not needing to explain the premise. The action flows better, and the exposition that we do get advances the plot more so than building the world, although given that Josie and her family have relocated, some is needed and is handled pretty well, although her husband’s boss is a bit cliche.
The best thing that I can say about Lady Killer 2 is that I genuinely am concerned for the characters, especially Josie. I worry that her husband will learn of what she does, and what that do to Josie’s family. There are plenty of unanswered questions. How do clients contact Josie? How did Josie get started in this line of work and why does she still do it?Does Josie have an exit plan in case her husband discovers her secret? Rather than frustrate me , these questions leave me invested in the story and hunkered down for the rest of the story this year as we see what happens to a Lady Killer who’s the target of the organization she once worked for.
Ask your local comic shop to hold this series for you. You’ll enjoy the mess out of it.