Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc #1 - DC
Ok . . so I thought this was the best book in this series yet. Mike Raicht did a great job with the story. It's one of those stories that you know how it's going to end, but . . it's like watching something really horrific. You just can't turn away. I thought that he put a few twists in here that were rather unique. First of all, check out that amazing cover by Francesc0 Mattina. It's an amazing piece of work. Then, on the inside, David Yardin and Cliff Richards do the art. I really liked it. It had a crisp, clean style to it. And with Mike's story, I thought it really illustrated the progression of time well. Basically, it's a story about a guy who has a lot of high hopes. But he's just never gotten that one break that he truly needed. That is until he stumbles across Killer Croc as he's passed out on the ground. He's recently escaped from Arkham, having to chew his hands off to get out, and is in desperate need of recupperation. So this guy, and his wife, take him in. Basically, it's like trying to make a pet out of a wild animal. You see progress. You see recognition. But you just never know when it's going to revert to it's animistic instincts. And of course, in the end, that's what happens to Waylon. But not until after he's betrayed by the people he thought were his new family. You could see it coming from a mile away, but you also can't help but watch it unfold. I thought it was a great book, with fantastic work by all involved.