The Ludocrats #2
Written by Kieron Gillen and Jim Rossignol
Art by Jeff Stokely
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Baron Otto Von Subertan will stop at nothing to rescue the woman he wants to couple with and that includes storming a dangerous prison to rescue her.
Baron Otto is rescued by Professor Hades and immediately begins plans to rescue Gratty from the moving prison she’s being kept in. Not being much of a planner himself, he enlists Hades to come up with the plan to rescue her and he will provide the team. After assembling his motley crew of would be rescuers, Hades goes to work on a new plan.
With a crew in place and an intricate plan with a lot of moving parts, Otto and crew go to work on their rescue. A rescue that will not only utilize the absurd and insane, but will also reveal some facts none of them were aware of.
The Story: Gillen and Rossignol continue to delight with another madcap issue. This story picks up where the first one left off and doesn’t skip a beat by leaning into the insanity of both the story and its characters. The plot is fun and full of energy and sustains a momentum that is lively and entertaining. I love not knowing where this story is going and the journey through its absurdity continues to be engaging.
The Art: Jeff Stokely keeps pace with the vibrant, manic energy of the story through the art. The characters come alive on the page and their expressions and mannerisms are infectious.