Drawn by Francesco Biagini and Manual Bracchi
Colors by Andrew Crossley
Letters by ed Dukeshire
Cover by Trevor Hairsine
This is the second issue in the series, and I was blown away by the first issue, and enjoyed the second issue. While some reviews are panning this series, it is worth checking out because the second issue in a comic is usually a letdown in some respects for some readers. IFanboy really hated this one, but in the overall picture of the series, this one sets more of the stage, and we see Heidi come out on her own when she escapes Rex and explores a new earth, Sunshine 9. This issue also introduces the concept of a police to ensure that people, who are on a particular earth, belong on that particular earth. God forbid you do not belong because they will do things to you to get you back to where you belong. Although the earth patrol cops left me with the feeling that they could simply kill you on the spot and not worry about anything along the way.
Sunshine 9 is an interesting planet where dinosaurs still exist, and the top on this one is the t-rex that has tiger stripes. That one caught everyone’s attention in the series when I was passing it around to ask what people thought. We also see more of Heidi on this one, she starts developing a more defined character, if anything number 2 on this one is more about Heidi than Rex does. Rex featured prominently in all his bloody gory glory in series one, while Heidi’s story is more muted, more mysterious, and more understated. There is a destiny for Heidi that starts to be developed in the comic, and that is a good thing in the overall premise of how this comic book is working. As Heidi becomes more fleshed out, we can see how these two are going to develop in book three that is not out yet. However, I would expect that the two will develop together from here on out.
In the longer run and given that this title has already sold out and gone to second print before it ever hit the stores this story line is obviously hitting on all the numbers. The art, lettering and story line are simply awesome, everything things, and while some folks will disagree with me, this one is worth picking up and buying two copies, one to read, one to save for later in your personal collection. I am going to rate this one 5 of 5 stars, because I am really liking the series, and the characters. It was good to see Heidi flesh out better, now I want to see the two of them figure it out in book three when it comes out. Overall, yah, you need to go buy this one.