Comic Review: Bone Parish #2 (BOOM! Studios)

There’s nothing like getting ‘high’ on human spirits, and that addiction is what drives the story of Bone Parish issue 2 from BOOM! Written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by […]

There’s nothing like getting ‘high’ on human spirits, and that addiction is what drives the story of Bone Parish issue 2 from BOOM!

Written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (colors by Alex Guimaraes), the second issue gets us further into the interrelationships of the Winters family. It’s New Orleans at its best, a mixture of cliche and hokum, but mixed with story ingredients that will stop your heart.

As the drug turf war intensifies, the Winters are forced to pay attention: it’s the usual life and death surroundings, but this time, it’s THEIR life and death to be concerned with. As they run their unsavory, secret enterprise, it’s getting harder and harder to keep the drug manufacturing formula a secret.

As grim as this story is, it’s nicely peppered with flavor by Bunn, and he keeps the burner hot; it’s an original concept, and Bunn is dishing it out to us in nice order. I like Scharf’s art, too. It’s restrained and carefully rendered, but certainly full of drama and scenes are nicely choreographed.

BOOM Comics, Bone Parish #2, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Assume Mature rating

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!!