A couple weeks ago I promised you some reviews for Issue 1 and 2 of Army of Darkness as well as Britten and Brulightly. Well, those ended up as video reviews. I ended up talking about all three in one sitting, so here are the before and after videos of when I read them. I still find it kind of hilarious how dark my thoughts turned after reading Britten and Brulightly though.
In this first video I review Army of Darkness issue 1 and 2, Grindhouse Drive In, Bleed Out: Slay Ride, and talk about some other comics I plan on reading in the near future.
There were a few things about Slay Ride by Alexi De Campi that I meant to mention as well, but totally barreled through in favor of keeping the video shorter.
The story that is in Slay Ride was a really interesting one that grabbed my attention from the very first panels. There was a Christmas carol followed by some bizarre and frightening children taunting the half-dead leading lady. From there it keeps up a very action movie pace right up until the end. It was a quick little grindhouse tale, with a lot of violence and a sweet (for Christmas horror) ending. My one complaint is that I never really figured out what the evil things were exactly. I feel like this comic was meant to be focused on the mayhem and not on the exposition of what and why exactly all of the craziness was. Which, I now realise is because this is not an anthology series, it is, in fact, a full series and I jumped on into issue 2. So I’m missing some important building blocks here. *sigh* this is exactly why I tend to gravitate to volumes instead of issues. Just gimme the whole story please. T-T
But what was in there for back story I enjoyed and the artwork was very cool. There’s one panel in particular that made me giggle, and it was of a dead body hanging from a tree with the rest of the Christmas ornaments. I’m giving Slay Ride a solid 4 out of 5 blood spattered stars, and I’m in the process of tracking down the rest of the Drive in Bleed out series. In fact I ordered issue 1 but then some nonsense happened on the delivery end and I ended up with my money back. pffft. So frustrating.
Next up is my review of Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry.
And this is a little flash back to just how deeply reading Britten and Brulightly effected me directly after I finished reading it.
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