sergeant. Rock vs. the Army of the Dead #2: Bosses and Ambushes
sergeant. Rock against the army of the dead #2 opens with a scene of undead Nazi officers drinking in a bar and laughing a bit. They don’t worry about what’s wrong as they shoot each other and realize nothing is happening. They are still undead. I enjoyed this book because Bruce Campbell remains loyal to Sgt. Rock. The badass and his relentless unity that has graced the pages of comic books since the 1950s.
sergeant. Rock and Easy Company are all willing to die to save humanity and do the right thing, including taking on Nazi zombies. Nazis in a bar shoot each other to see what’s going on and possibly find themselves ambushed by Easy Company and their leader. This book goes so hard. I read it three times before putting it down to write this. It’s so well done. This close to Halloween, a good zombie story is a welcome treat. The storyline makes you nostalgic, and seeing the new twist in the story with the zombies was ingenious.
The introduction of the concept of regeneration science into Nazi technology takes the story to new heights. The comic is taken higher with the help of the artwork, which is very golden age comic book style. Dark, simple lines with subtle over-compensations on details like hair and face. Eduardo Risso doesn’t disappoint by making sure we feel like we’re reading an old comic on your grandfather’s shelf: the ones in the attic that had a thick layer of dust and were a faded brown. The pages were so fragile that you had to be as light as a feather and couldn’t breathe too heavy with each turn of the page. Experiencing each panel for the first time – that’s why we got into comics. We found a world untouched for years and made it ours. This team brings horror comic nostalgia to the core, and I’m here for it. As Campbell’s debut at DC, I’m thrilled to read this six-issue series and look forward to his growing partnership with DC.