Review: COADY AND THE CREEPIES #2

COADY AND THE CREEPIES #2
Written by Liz Prince
Art by Amanda Kirk and Hannah Fisher
Published by BOOM! Comics
Release Date: April 19, 2017

With a van filled with chimichangas and a mysterious supernatural entity following them, the Creepies head to their final punk venue for Pinmaggedon in this exciting issue of Coady and the Creepies!

I love Prince’s writing in this issue. While I did love the first issue, I feel that issue #2 has better writing and delves deeper into the complexities of each character, showing how both Criss and Corey still feel post traumatic stress from their accident a year before. It gives depth to the sisters and more evidence that the accident truly impacted the lives of the triplets, both physically and mentally.

I love how Criss’ character never revolves around the fact that she became disabled due to the accident, even when she references the accident. She never acts weaker than the others and none of her sisters, or their manager, treat her differently due to her wheelchair and that feels commendable.

The art Kirk brings to the table is stellar. I love that it isn’t what a reader usually finds when they pick up a comic book. It’s more doodle-y and cartoonish, but in an endearing and punk-ish way that goes with the feeling of the comic. Her characters demonstrate a fantastic range or emotions through their body movements and faces, which is also great.

I especially love the time Kirk takes to make each of the pins for Pinmaggedon special. I’m not sure if any of the pins are actually real, but I know that at least some, if not all, of the venues are real and I love that Kirk takes the time to give each place a detailed pin of its own that goes with the style of the venue. My favorite pins are the angry unibrow mermaid pin for Blackwater Bar in Portland, OR, the evil storm cloud pin for Radstorm in Halifax, NS–CA, and the monster king hiding under a bed pin for Dream Fortress in Indianapolis, IN. All the pins are superb, though.

Fisher’s coloring choices are spectacular. There’s a great distinction between the coloring for the monster ghosts who seem to have something wrong with them and the rest of the world, which is a nice touch. She also adds subtle touches throughout the comic, like the shine off of each pin the group has gotten for Pinmaggedon or the shadow shading. I like that she takes the time to do that. Not everyone goes that extra step and I appreciate those who do.

Check out Coady and the Creepies if you have the time. It gets better every issue and its premise is intriguing, to say the least. It’s definitely a comic to look out for.

The Verdict: 9.0/10

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