Mack Turner: Slayer of the Dead #2

Posted on April 12, 2010


Issue: Mack Turner: Slayer of the Dead #2
Writer & Creator: Kevin Powers
Pencils & Inks: Israel Gonzalez
Colors: Nephtali Leal, Israel Gonzalez, Danny Morales
Letters: Creative Webhead
Publisher: A Timeless Journey Comics
Price: $3.99
Pages: 24

“Mack Turner is a cop in a small suburban town whose life seems to be crumbling in front of him. He’s already been kicked off the City’s police force, and now he’s being suspended for tasing an old woman. Mack was going to be featured on a police reality show but lost the opportunity and now his shallow girlfriend is ready to leave him. One night, Mack encounters a group of zombies and narrowly escapes. Back at the station, no one believes him and he’s forced to turn in his badge. But when the zombies make their way towards the town, Mack Turner may be the only hope! But there’s more to these “zombies” than meets the eye, and the big question is, “where did they come from?”

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
I really dig this style. Like I said when I reviewed issue #1 Gonzalez brings a good mix of Ramos and Platt to the table. While those lady hands still get to me, I have to say that there trumped with the death/gore scenes and well, you can’t complain when those rock this hard. Just seeing someones head being thrown around is not only comical but helps add to the mood of the issue. Coloring shines again as the scenes are packed with great detail and depth. A fine looking issue.

Story: 3 out of 5
The storyline is still going strong from issue #1. No need to have to back track as a nice recap page is given at the beginning. While the story is mean to have some humor to it, I found at some points is was a little over the top. I didn’t buy that the main character was suspended then told he was the best cop around. But aside from that I love the action and the idea. It’s a fun, almost 90’s style, take on the zombie scene. The dialogue shines brightest when the use of the word Zombah comes in. That had me laughing pretty good.

Dying Breath: 3 out of 5
Like I said before, this is fun, and much needed in a genre where you can get over use on a scary style zombie story. While it’s pretty on the eyes some of the jokes seem to be a over the top, but a solid story can be found. If you loved that 90’s style of humor and action this one is worth reading and I look forward to more. I think there is something here but it’s not 100% found just yet.

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