Color By: Chris Peter
Lettering By: Ed Dukeshire
Cover By: Eduardo Barretto & JM Ringuet
In issue #2 of The Savage Brothers, we join Dale & Otis in a middle of a shitstorm of their own creation. It seems as though they’ve decided to rescue the virgin stripper, rather than leave her to her doom. A quick assault on a seemingly intelligent horde of zombies and we’re introduced to our new character, Candy. Candy is a 22 year old virgin stripper, from rural Georgia. She also has a feeling that she’s been rescued by complete morons, but is willing to take a chance, rather than be sacrificed by a a head in a jar.
Though they’re technically successful at escaping their antagonists, it’s far from a graceful execution. In fact, it’s like a bad game of mousetrap, only on mescaline. The Head has summoned his horde of the undead to hunt and kill the brothers, and to retrieve his sacrificial lamb. Meanwhile, the brothers and Candy have ducked in to a run down hotel in order to rest while they hide from the army of zombies.
The story is progressing nicely, though I’m kind of worried that the third book will be overly crammed with information, seeing as it’s the last book in the series. I’m eagerly anticipating the continuation of the story, but I wish that they could have spread it out over a few more issues. It is what it is though, and I’ve enjoyed myself too much so far to not take the final plunge. I’m certain that there will be things left unexplained, but sometimes a little mystery is a good thing.
The art design was a bit more rough this time around. It still serves it’s purpose well, but it felt like it was missing some level of definition in comparison to the first issue. Actually, it’s kind of odd. The first few pages are almost identical, and then as you flip through, it seems to become grittier, and less detailed. It doesn’t detract from the experience though, but it was noticeable. On to the third and final issue. Here’s hoping, since when we left the trio, a horde was gathering outside of their hotel room door, that we’re in for some serious excitement. I have no idea if the final issue will be overly wordy, but one would assume, considering what it would actually take to wrap this story up in an effective way with only one issue remaining.