Dia De Los Muertos #2 Review

Not all is fun and games during Mexico’s wildest holiday celebration….
Official description from Image Comics:

Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, artist extraordinaire, RILEY ROSSMO (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, REBEL BLOOD) joins forces with nine different writers over three issues to tell tall tales from beyond the grave!
In this issue: Cartel soldiers visit the pits of Hell, a visitor to Mexico stumbles onto a black mass, and a man heartbroken at the loss of his wife is reunited with her beyond the grave.

I loved this entire issue. It reminded me of the stories my mother would tell me as a child. They often came with warnings at the end of them so I felt a connection when I read this issue. Obviously, they all take place during of Dia De Los Muertos one of Mexico’s biggest holidays. Each story had that little creepiness factor to it, nothing terrifying but enough to make you think twice.

Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson, and Jeff Mariotte were the writers of the stories, respectively and they gave us a collection of eerie tales. The first one about a guy searching for his missing love had an unusual twist and it really surprised me. No spoilers here! The second story shows us what happens when a policeman’s transgressions are no longer a secret. Nothing is ever forgotten. Lastly we have two brother’s Gabriel and Gilberto. One is heavily into Mexico’s crime scene, the other may not be far behind. Every action comes with consequences and its worse during Dia De Los Muertos.

Riley Rossmo’s art was breathtaking. I was blown away by the cover alone. There was so much detail down to the vacancy in her eyes. The art was also tailored for each story and it complimented all three smoothly. The penciling alone was beautiful but the colors heightened the panels to another level.

I know that the story descriptions were short and sweet but I just did not want to give anything away. It’s a definite buy to add to anyone’s collection. Mature readers only due to brief nudity. All in all, I recommend it.


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