Comic Review: Shanghai Red #2 (Image)

It’s ‘red for revenge’ in the second issue of Shanghai Red, from Image. Now that Molly “Red” Wolfram is back from China, she wants to find her family in Portland, […]

It’s ‘red for revenge’ in the second issue of Shanghai Red, from Image.

Now that Molly “Red” Wolfram is back from China, she wants to find her family in Portland, Oregon. She also wants to have a chat with the guys that knocked her out. She woke up aboard the Bellwood three years ago and hasn’t been home since. So, where’s the first place to look, and what will she do then?

It’s not a pretty tale, this one. It’s savage and rough. Molly has had a hard time of it, masquerading (so to speak) as a man named Jack in order to survive. But enough of that, as Molly shows up to tend to unfinished business.

Strong writing by Christopher Sebela, and appropriately strong and savage artwork by Joshua Hixson, who colours his own work. Lots of dark shadows, low key colour, and atmospheric, unfussy drafting.

This is a suspenseful read, but not for the feigned or the faint of heart.

Image Comics, Shanghai Red #2, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Teen +

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