Thursday, June 25, 2015
Stray Bullets Volume 2 Hc Somewhere Out West
author: David Lapham
average rating: 5.00
read at: 2015/06/25
date added: 2015/06/25
'Stray Bullets Volume 1: Somewhere Out West' collects issues 8-14 of the comic book series by David Lapham. It's another over the top tale of violence and low lifes and I liked it.
The town of Seaside has a boardwalk, but no waterfront. They live in the hopes of a big California earthquake that will bring them the beach and make their property valuable. It's a town in the middle of nowhere populated by nobodys. This makes it the perfect town for Orson, Beth and Nina to hide from the mob in. They've got a suitcase full of drugs, or they did until Nina started helping herself. They have a nosy neighbor kid who is spying through the holes in their floor. They try to hide out and not go stir crazy. Can they stay below the radar, especially with Nina freaking out?
Seaside also has a big talking loser named Nick. He talks a good game, but he's not as lucky with the ladies as he lets on. He might get a chance at something if Beth and Nina have anything to say. He might be the distraction they need, but what goes up does come down, or does it?
It's all black and white art, and I like Lapham's style. The book is a series of stories that intertwine and weave around each other. Amy Racecar, the psychopath from the first volume, makes an appearance. The situations and violence are quirky and filled with dark humor. The characters are strange and the stuff of garishly bad dreams. I enjoyed the heck out of the first volume and this one too.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this very good graphic novel.
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