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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Comic Review: Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #2 Bee Vixens From Mars

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #2
Bee Vixens From MarsWriter: Alex de Campi
Artist: Chris Peterson
Colorist: Nolan Woodard
Cover Artist: Dan Panosian
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: November 06, 2013
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.99
Age range: 18 
UPC:7 61568 22741 3 00211
Just because Grindhouse #1 was the most messed-up comic you’ve read this year, don’t think #2 can’t top it! The bee vixens’ queen is ten feet of pissed-off buzzing stinger, and the only one left to stop her is shotgun-wielding, motorcycle-straddling Deputy Garcia. Good thing she don’t take no bull!

* Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes) is a writer to watch in 2013!

Dang. I was hoping for more out of this killer bees story-line, but it looks like it's a two-issue run. At least this issue offered a balls-to-the-wall showdown. Okay, all but one of the characters in this comic are women, so "balls" may not be a great choice of words. Still, it doesn't hold back by any measure.

Garcia is a one-woman army against a bevy of bee vixens in this one. Looks like ol' Sheriff Jimmy is benched, since the hymenopterous hotties are about to sacrifice him to their queen. She might not have superpowers, but Garcia does have a motorbike have apparently heels on command, plus a whole lot of shotgun shells.
Okay, seriously, this book is like a tricked-out cross between The Stepford Wives and Planet Terror, and I just gobbled up each electrifying page. And the little baby vixens were sickening in their cuteness. The illustrations might not always be as crisp as I'd like them to be, but the color scheme is just perfect. The overall tone and pace of this little two-issue story is electrifying.

Now, where the Grindhouse series goes from here, I have no idea. But there are a couple of teaser ads at the back of this issue that have me very eager read the likes of Zombie Rapture and Swamp Tramp. Please tell me those are real and are on the way.

If you like pulp with no brakes and no apologies, you had better check this one out.

Review: Grindhouse #1

4 1/2 Sheep

Gef Fox


  1. That is one heck of a cover. I don't like bee's but that is a magnificent cover.