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Helena Crash #2 Review

Helena Crash #2 Review

Written by Fabian Rangel Jr.

Art by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Letters by Ironbark

Reviewed by Lorna Maltman (maltmanlorna@gmail.com)

Everyone has a past and a background and it is important to be aware of this in order to get to really understand people. For instance, I later found that a family friend was ex-Armenian mafia, which, now I think about it, explains the weird phone calls. This issue of Helena Crash really gives a lot of Helena’s backstory and her daily routine, to help us get to know her better.

Helena drops off her beloved car to her mechanic (and ex-boyfriend) Lobo, who at the moment, at least, is not as crazy as the DC alien bounty hunter of the same name. We then follow Helena doing a routine job of searching for a VHS, but of course, along the way, everything goes a little pear shaped. When she brings the VHS to the customer, it ends with thugs armed with samurai swords and a tiger – neither of which are overly fond of Helena. The plot does not advance massively, but the exploration of Helena’s routine and life is a delight to read, filled with wit and quirky moments.

The art is great, especially when Helena goes to a pawn shop –  the detail put into the background is amazing. The bright, stylised, sketchy, but precise art gives each panel a lot of charm, especially the gorilla wearing a King Kong Jumper –  I mean come on!

Verdict:

Buy. This book is full of fun and crazy concepts and has brilliant art. What more do you want in a wolf-man detective? You have it in this comic.

Currently studying for her History BA, but finds herself more often than not, reading comics or watching an ever expanding list TV shows.

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