The Empty Man #2
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jesus Hervas
Colors by Niko Guardia
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Vicki Kerry’s life is about to get more complicated.
The effects of the Empty Man virus are far reaching and the people who have it manifest it in more and more destructive and horrific ways. As more twisted examples of the victims of the virus are discovered and reported on, Vicki Kerry finds herself talking to two government agents in the park. Agents who have secrets of their own and have a specific need to speak to the young girl.
At the Kerry house, things get more ominous as Vicki’s dad takes the leader of the group of people who showed up at his home upstairs to see his wife. When they finally come upon Melissa, they see that she has injured herself. Her condition is getting worse and the people in the Kerry home want to take her away, but Andrew refuses. When they leave, the agents discover they were there and the man who led them is about to go retrieve Melissa his way and that does not include polite conversation.
The second issue of Empty Man continues the dark, ominous and interesting tone that Bunn has created for this series. It is intriguing to see the twists that this story is taking and the deeper mysteries that are being created are fascinating to read and watch unfold. The tone of this story continues to be one of its best features and this issue makes me curious to see what happens next.
The art by Jesus Hervas is stark and brilliant. There are so many amazing facial expressions in this issue that convey both the horror of the characters and the horror happening to the characters.