Comic Review: Sons Of Anarchy Redwood Original #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Aah SAMCRO what’s not to love. Anyone who watched the epic 7 seasons of the show will love how faithfully reproduced the characters are in these comics with Chibs, Tig, […]

Aah SAMCRO what’s not to love.

Anyone who watched the epic 7 seasons of the show will love how faithfully reproduced the characters are in these comics with Chibs, Tig, Clay and the gang easily recognizable although slightly more youthful than the TV series.

More youthful because this is a story of Jax, not the prison-hardened club president Jax or the crime-weary determined Jax, no this is newbie Jax a young headstrong Jax merely a prospect in his late father’s motorcycle club (*cough* gang) and fills in his story from when Tara leaves charming and him for ‘good’

This issue begins with a shadowy figure entering a caravan and redecorating it with holes, bullets, blood and brains before it cuts to Clay and the boys sitting around the iconic club table discussing their recent deal that as usual Clay has gotten the club into without their consent. Piney is obviously annoyed at the deal and it will obviously come back to haunt them as its already looking dodgy.

Anyone familiar with the sons knows this situation all too well but next comes the part which is unknown territory. Jax goes to visit Opie at college and convinces him to bunk off. After seeing the closeness of the pair on the show and knowing the outcome (no spoilers. Go watch it, seriously go watch it)  it’s great to see them hang out as teens.

Elsewhere local cop Uncer appeals to Clay to help out on a drug problem the town has and Clay suggest he sidelines in haulage which of course is the start of Uncer haulage in the show. Clay grabs Tig who true to form has some kind of ‘problem’ occurring in his crotch and the two of them head off to deal with the ‘dealers’ before happening across the massacre in the caravan from the start which of course is entwined in their dodgy deal and could mean big consequences!

I love seeing the club as their younger selves and think it fits into the son’s mythos perfectly but still is an excellent read for someone who hasn’t seen the show. Once they read this comic, however, I can’t see it being long before they are enjoying SAMCRO on screen.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement