Basketful of Heads #2
DC Black Label/ Hill House Comics
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Leomacs
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Deron Bennett
June is going to find herself in a fight for her life that will take an unexpected twist.
June has hidden herself in the bathroom as the escaped prisoners go to work torturing Liam for information. Satisfied that they’ve gone and worried about her boyfriend, June leaves her hiding place only to discover that she’s not alone in the house.
With the weather getting worse and the island getting flooded, June will have to fight for her life to escape the prisoner hunting her. Fortunately, the ancient axe she grabbed to defend herself will do that and more leaving the escaped con in a weird place physically with the tide rolling in.
There are so many great moments in this issue and all of them start with the tense and perfectly dark tone of the story. Joe Hill delivers a powerful, tense and terror filled ride in this issue and everything from the horror to the tension works. I was impressed with how this part of the story unfolded and where it seems to be going. The unpredictability of the plot makes every page exciting to read and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Leomacs style is beautiful in this issue. Every page has beautiful, detailed visuals and the visual style reminded me a lot of the classic EC and pulp comics of the 50’s. There’s some great cinematography to the way Leomacs illustrates a scene and you get the sense of danger and movement throughout the issue.