Comic Review: Chained to the Grave #2 (IDW Publishing)

There’s nothing like having to drag your own graveyard stone (burial monument) with you everywhere you go! But here it is, Chained To The Grave #2 from IDW. It’s a […]

There’s nothing like having to drag your own graveyard stone (burial monument) with you everywhere you go! But here it is, Chained To The Grave #2 from IDW.

It’s a remarkable story, and the second issue carries us even further along the path to crazy: Outlaw Roy Mason, back from the dead to rejoin his family, is being chased. Yet he continues to follow a trail toward buried gold. And yes, dragging his tombstone.

Writers Brian Level (Darth Vader, Thanos, Deadpool) and Andy Eschenbach (Heavy Metal Magazine, Red Shoes) delve deep into a horrorshow of astonishing imagination here. Alligators, swamps, freight trains, the undead, the dying, the trying.
Artist Kate Sherron’s (Invader Zim, The Amazing World of Gumball) twisted, exaggerated figures and faces, the wacky full-on intensity of the graphics, the dayglo colour, all combine to leave the reader with their mouth hanging open. What’s next? Hopefully more, more and more! Letters by Micah Myers.

IDW Chained To The Grave #2, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Mature

Alan Spinney

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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!!