Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #2 Review

Is this a riveting comic? Or a worthless book? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

An exile on a strange new world, Isaac plunges deeper into danger with the slippery Silas, a nonhuman gang leader. Luca is hunted by the monstrous Potato King, and war engulfs Scare City! Concrete Park—a sexy sci-fi thriller by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander—continues in this “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” arc!

Concrete Park-R-E-S-P-E-C-T 2_Preview PageThe second volume in this saga continues to move the narrative forward in both interesting and exciting ways. The creative team from the first page to the final panel charts an easy to follow course that knows exactly what it wants to accomplish. And more importantly the story they present ebbs and flows with an air of authenticity that just cannot be denied.

Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander pen the adventure of our troubled young gang member from Earth. They’ve taken Isaac, while keeping his mistakes relevant, and thrust him into a world and city ruled by various criminal elements. The premise alone should be enough to garner the attention of eager fanboys and fangirls, but it’s the dialogue that sets this release in a light that deserves their purchase. The authors continue to lock onto players that matter, while they touch on Luca and the questionable new mark, Silas.

Beyond the written word exists the stylized pencil strokes that make this comic into something that stands above the rest. Tony Puryear does a fine job bringing the right of amount of detail to the renditions with the confines of this jaunt. The number one thing that’s bound to turn heads is the bodily consistency and expressive faces, each member enjoys well-formed versions of themselves that’ll allow their further battles in this place to not only be enjoyable but believable.

Concrete Park: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #2 explodes out of Scare City with a book that packs a lot of weight. Sure it’s premise is weird but the hard-work of the creative team and their cast of characters allow the romp to become a must own package that deserves a spot on your pull-list. Recommended.

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