Comic Review: Refrigerator Full of Heads #2 (DC Comics)

Cal and Arlene are on Brody Island, irritating the heck out of the local biker gang. Oh, it gets worse, and fast, in Refrigerator Full of Heads, issue two. But […]

Cal and Arlene are on Brody Island, irritating the heck out of the local biker gang. Oh, it gets worse, and fast, in Refrigerator Full of Heads, issue two. But having read the name of the book, you already know that!

It’s retro, back to the days when Frankie Loved Hollywood, and Sony Beta was a thing, and hair was big. June Branch is nipping out of Mother Duck’s Daycare for another devil-may-care evening. But then trouble arises, as two guys who look like Men In Black come-a-calling on her. Can she come out to play??

Oh, you know you’re getting your feet dirty with this one, with entrails, mud, blood and guts all around. The seagulls feasting on leftovers, with sand in the ant salad, with grit in the details. It’s horsefly-painful, it’s graphically gory, it’s festively fetid. Talking heads, once in a lifetime, same as it ever was. In a fridge.

Written with a strong sense of forboding, swearing, and ranting by Rio Youers, drawn in a grotesquely magnificent manner of gut-twisting detail by Tom Fowler, and coloured in a dayglo phosphorescent nightmare shade of insanely cheerful bright spraypaint by Bill Crabtree. Lettered with oomph by AndWorld Design.

Don’t come crying to me if this one gives you nightmares! Enjoy the fridge contents!

DC Comics, Refrigerator Full of Heads #2, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Horror, for mature readers

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!!