The Killing Jar #2 – Review

Posted on October 29, 2009


Issue: The Killing Jar #2
Writer / Creator:
Justin Zimmerman
Russell Brown
Lettering and Design: Shannon Zimmerman
Inks: Tom Jacobs
Cover: Heather A. Riggs & Justin Zimmerman
Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions
Release Date:
September 2009
Pages: 28
Price: $4.00

“A small Colorado town. Three drug runners with a van filled with product. Two police officers investigating suspicious activity. A heroic young woman with a violent past, a mentally handicapped little brother and her dead father’s .38 police special. And a throng of ravenous townspeople out of their minds with drug lust. Mix and…BANG!

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
This is such a nice looking book. I like the abstract covers that open into some amazing looking interiors. The characters are so consistent from panel to panel. The shading and inking just adds to how great the pages look. The last three pages of the issue are some pinups that they should be selling as posters too. Just all around, this book looks spectacular.

Story: 3.8 out of 5
The story continues on at fast pace in this issue. It would be my only downside to it. I want to say it took me ten minutes to finish and while that’s not horrible, I just want there to be more. I love what is going on here. It is nice and action packed from front to back but it ends and I just need to know more. I hate you cliffhanger endings! The dialogue is clear and the story follows a very nice path. It’s what you want in a good comic.

Dying Breath: 3.9 out of 5
So lets see, overall we have some killer artwork, a very interesting action packed story and a headless reviewer who is hooked. The creative team on this seems to be knocking them dead on every page. So why is it that you are not reading this yet?

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