The ZooHunters #2 Review

Two issues in can this title be called a success or a failure?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Aspen:

There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.

Abros has been teaching his son Ty the skills it takes to be a ZooHunter when on a far frozen planet they are ambushed by the rogue ZooHunter Minalara! What menace does her appearance spell for our duo? Read issue two to find out!

Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!

The ZooHunters 2_Holiday VariantWhen it comes to genre writing, especially in science fiction, there’s been a lot of worthwhile and gripping material over the years. Because of that there’s bound to be overlap and familiar circumstances in any new take. With this comic the creator behind it has found a way to take a tracker and make his life unique enough to pay attention to while grounding it in understandable themes.

Peter Steigerwald pens a script that’s thick to say the least. It’s never boring as the scribe takes on an intergalactic journey that doubled as something more. Our hunter’s son, Ty, is coming into his own while trying to find a life beyond his mother with a stoic father. Without spoiling too many details what I want to say is that the narrative arc is heartfelt as the author makes sure to keep the perspective of the piece clean, precise and most importantly consistent. Because of that I can say the written word, though lengthy, held my attention.

If the text is not enough to carry the adventure Peter Steigerwald is more then ready with some outstanding visuals. There are times where I read a comic and I stare at page therein. I find myself wishing to share what I see, as I want to blow it up then post it. This talent accomplished that reaction as Abros and his prey gained life via several disarming renditions. There are off moments here and there where expressions don’t quite match with the tempo at play but to be frank these are few and far between.

The ZooHunters #2 is a book that knows it’s core strengths as it steadily increases lore while developing its cast. This is not high action or a quick read, but it is a quality sci-fi tale that deserves to resonate and find an audience. It easily comes recommended.

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