Door To Door Night By Night #2, from Vault Comics, picks up the wreckage where issue 1 left off. You remember issue one, of course? Where the female transient is given a lift by door-to-door salespeople, and ends up working with them? And all kinds of weird things materialize, including demons, drunken sex, and promises of a seat-of-pants existence?
No matter, we’re back with mostly the same n’er-do-wells in issue 2. They are plying their fundraising efforts in a small rural region of the US, raising money for the Hopperville Volunteer Fire Department. Their sales pitch is canned, they spend every evening juiced, and the wash cycle rinses and repeats itself every day and night.
Writer Cullen Bunn establishes a rhythm, as abnormal as it is, to the daily door knocking. It’s a wallpaper background upon which to toss horror. And this he does, preparing scene after scene of low-rent rendezvous with the demented. Knock knock, who’s there? Shapeshifters, shifty-eyed weirdos, trailer park inhabitants bearing guns and grudges, Bunn writes some marvelously campy situations, complete with believable dialogue.
Artist Sally Cantirino keeps a thick drawing line on the scratchy side, with a side order of caricature and rough living. Why finesse the details when a strong and confident delivery is more appropriate? Somehow this all works in tandem like a buck trussed to the hood of the truck, or a buzzard-filled day at the shooting range. Dee Cunniffe colours the surroundings in no-nonsense shades of pleasant tones, adding a ‘have a great blue sky day’ counterpoint to the insanity and mayhem. Letters by Andworld Design.
It’s a seat-of-the-pants demonic dip into the backroads down by the river, with characters of ambiguous intent. Low rent, but a few bucks well spent!
Vault Comics, Door To Door, Night By Night #2, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Horror