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Burn The Orphanage: Born To Lose #2 Review

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After quite a wait the action packed and certainly over the top franchise continues, but is it really worthy of your money and time?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

PART TWO OF THE BORN TO LOSE TRILOGY! The events of BURN THE ORPHANAGE have led Rock down a dark path, where he finds himself on a hidden island, forced to compete in the ultimate martial arts tournament… one where the participants may not all be human. New foes, new hoes, this is one oversized romp you can’t miss!

Burn the Orphanage-Born to Lose 2_CI have to say that following the first release I was, on some level, eagerly anticipating this entry.  We find our heroes exactly where we left them way back in August, and to the creative team’s credit they accomplished what they set out to do as this arc continues to ramp up toward inevitable violence.

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman deliver a fitting expansion that grows with the times, so to speak.  If the first one highlighted a simpler era in gaming, than this amplifies a steady transition forward. It’s a stop on the open road for a medium that now embraces tales with a little bit more depth and some consequential substance.  Truth be told it’s still paper thin but there are sequences that strike a cord in a way that’s sure to excite fanboys and fangirls .

The art by Sina Grace is an example of a talent that knows exactly what he needs to accomplish.  From the first page to the final panel there’s a lot to love here even as the illustrator embraces some very simple designs.  There are some slightly off looking renditions but that’s not due to any hiccups in regard to the body of work, it becomes a question of whether or not these archetypes go beyond the source material they attempt to emulate.

Burn The Orphanage: Born to Lose #2 is a good comic that’s made for an audience that’s been missing the seemingly never ending hours spent with their Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo.  This one is for you.  Recommended.

4/5

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