The team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo. So it’s a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is, each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice – the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track and The Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres… all leading to a blood-drenched face-off with maniacal assassins, and a plot to kill JFK!
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted a graphic novel. Bout damn time, right?
While I thought the first installment in the series was dark, I truly had no idea how dark this was going to be. There is death and blood EVERYWHERE. And some of the most violent murders are by people with cute little puppy and heads.
It was also a slightly frustrating read because this one is heavily based on time travel and when you’re reading you’re quickly thrust from one time to another. This is really bothersome until you get to the end and you realize the awesome plan that was executed very nicely.
The only thing that has stuck with me as something I didn’t like was this rich boy reference. This guy named Johnny Boy and I can’t figure out what the crap he was doing in the comic! Oh well.
Rumor is still my favorite. She even had my favorite quote, “I heard a rumor you were assassinated.” This was in the opening chapter and went along very nicely with the whole theme of the book.
Seance is also really growing on me. He gets a chance to visit heaven and meet God. That was the best part of the comic and enough of a reason to go grab a copy.