Crush and Lobo #2
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Art by Amancay Naheulpan
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Crush enacts an important plan.
Crush waxes philosophical about her background. She then narrates her life in an intergalactic prison and reminisces about her ex-girlfriend. Then, she starts an altercation with a fellow prisoner. Afterwards, Crush is able to prove something important. Finally, Crush is given a difficult assignment with serious repercussions.
The Story: Tamaki creates an interesting narrative that focuses solely on the personal journey of Crush. I enjoyed watching the twists and turns of the story. And I was especially touched by the exchange she has with the character she assaults. Unfortunately, Crush tends to find herself in situations beyond her close, and this episode ending is no different. I can’t wait to see what happens next in her story.
The Art: The illustrations in this issue are bold and colorful. The green tones perfectly encapsulate the feeling of an otherworldly prison. And the emphasis on character form exciting and interesting.