Comic Review: Gravediggers Union #2 (Image)

Another strong title, Image’s Grave Diggers Union’s second issue is a real page-turner! Keep the lights on as you read the latest issue of Grave Digger’s Union, comic fans. Following […]

Another strong title, Image’s Grave Diggers Union’s second issue is a real page-turner!

Keep the lights on as you read the latest issue of Grave Digger’s Union, comic fans. Following the first issue, where we are introduced to the main characters, this issue goes further. Much further. It seems the Dark Gods are being brought back by a powerful cult called the Black Temple. The dead are popping out of their graves, and attacking the living. Yes, a zombie apocalypse!

It all begins in the swamp, as the Grave Diggers (Cole, Ortiz, and Haley) seek out a former acquaintance of Cole. So, in her swamp shack, we meet Morphea, a combination of a witch, psychic, and chain smoker. She’s familiar with Cole, and his daughter Morgan. What will develop as Morphea looks into Cole’s fears of the approach of overwhelming doom?

This tale keeps you reading, and turning the pages, until the end of the issue. Then you want more. Writer Wes Craig and artist Toby Cypress (colors by Niko Guardia) again conjure up an incredible atmosphere with Grave Diggers Union. The patois, the language, dialogue, and story pacing are all excellent. Reading this comic is like watching a well-written movie, and I mean that as a compliment. The simple line art and moody, spooky coloring throughout the issue both work to support the story, never distracting from the narrative.

Very well done issue, looking forward to the next one. Check this one out!

Image Grave Diggers Union #2, $3.99 for 28 pages of content, including a bonus illustration by Matt Forsythe.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!