Publisher: Escape Comics
Created & Written by G. Deltres
Illustrated & Lettered by J. L. Giles
I was lucky to get a copy of Under The Flesh #1 a while back from the team of G. Deltres and J. L. Giles and I really enjoyed the book. I am happy to say that once again I was fortunate to get a copy of book #2 and thank you guys.
The guys are back on Kickstarter and looking for help to get book #2 published. This is one book that I am happy to help and give my money to.
Book #2 picks ups just after Ruben’s girlfriend, Dinah runs off after a fit of jealousy. Ruben is determined to go after her and to make sure he does not lose his machete he tapes it to his hand. Hey a smart idea if don’t need to grab things with do hands! A some what humorous moment Ruben stops to confess to a zombie priest. Forgive me father for bashing your skull in.
Along the way to find Dinah, Ruben comes across a group of zombies. They tear at his flesh but with help of the nanites in his system he heals at a amazing rate. To quote Ruben, Hooah! During his battle with the group Ruben comes to realize the this group is different. They have not turned into your normal walking dead. If you know anything of the movie, 28 Days Later then have a idea of what they have become. More crazed killing machines then zombies.
Using his machete like a Jedi Master with a light sabre, Ruben slices and dices his way thru the horde until for some reason they stop and leave. At this point we see a small group of men on a roof top, watching. What be up with that?
Once again the team of G. Deltres and J. L. Giles have crafted a good read here. You can see that Deltres is a fan of zombies in all their in carnations. You can see so many he has pulled from to created this adventure. The mix makes for a very exciting read. The art work by Giles works so well with this type of book. The art is not clean and crisp as you would see in many of the main stream books from DC and Marvel and it works oh so well here. It makes the feel of the dark and dirty world work so much better.
I there more going on in this book, hell yeah. But I would spoil it for you if I told you all of it. I recommend you find book 1 of this (hopefully) series. It is a good read and if you like it be sure to check out the Kickstarter page. You can find a link to it on the main page of this blog.
So in the end I give Under The Flesh #2 4.5 out of 5 pops.
Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.