Comic Review: Jook Joint #2 (Image Comics)

This issue is just as strong as the first, it broadens the code that Mahalia enforces in her establishment. Everyone has the right to enjoy themselves safely and Mahalia makes […]

This issue is just as strong as the first, it broadens the code that Mahalia enforces in her establishment.

Everyone has the right to enjoy themselves safely and Mahalia makes sure of it regardless of gender as in this issue a trio of troublemakers intends to teach one unlucky patron a lesson instead it’s them that learn the most important one of all, obey Aunties rules!

Heloise is still struggling with the fact her husband beats her and abuses their daughter and as can be the case wants to give him another chance, Mahalia has other ideas, with her extensive experience on the subject she knows what’s going to happen and tries to help Heloise see the danger!

Another hard-hitting issue in the fantastic comic that has found a unique way to tackle the problem of abuse in all its shapes, racism, homophobia, sexism, nothing is left unchallenged but none of it feels shoehorned in to make a point, it flows throughout the story possibly the apparent era lending itself to the story as prejudice was more overt and therefore easier to work into the story. It also almost partly softens the more hard-hitting aspects as “it was a different time” and it is not forcing you to confront the prejudice in a present-day setting  Very nicely done!

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