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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sheep Comic Review: Kiss Me, Satan #2

Kiss Me, Satan #2
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson
Genre: Action/Adventure, Crime, Horror
Publication Date: October 23, 2013
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.99
UPC:7 61568 23081 9 00211

After an attack from a vampire maid, Barnabus Black and the witches flee their hiding spot in a cheap Big Easy motel. Barnabus says he knows a safe place, and as they cross the historic Garden District Cemetery, zombies erupt from their graves and attack the group. A new hit man arrives who is known as THE BONE WRANGLER, and his power is control of the undead.
* Featuring covers by Dave Johnson!
* By Victor Gischler (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike—A Dark Place) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi)!

Subtlety be damned. Let's see some ass whoopin'. Where the inaugural issue of Kiss Me, Satan started off hot, issue number two makes it downright scorching.

After whisking away a coven of witches before they could be killed by a corrupt werewolf kingpin in fear of losing his empire, Barnabus Black has them holed up in a seedy motel waiting to the heat to die down a little. Trouble is, a hit has been put out on the witches, which is attracting an assortment of ghoulish assassins

After going toe-to-toe with a vampiric gun-for-hire, Barnabus has to get the coven out of there, but if the vampire was a handful, the truckload of baddies on their tail have to be seen to be believed. Meanwhile, Cassian the werewolf kingpin must contend with his own pregnant wife when she discovers that he has no intention of letting their accursed child live. That secondary storyline does a lot to steal the show from the main storyline, given the story a bit of a soap opera vibe--a soap opera with fangs and firepower, at any rate.

After the absolutely insane action of these first two issues, I cannot imagine what Victor Gischler and company have cooked up for the third issue. Can they possibly shift into a higher gear? That would be a heck of an accomplishment. While there are moments that make the story seem ludicrous, it's still way too entertaining to gripe.
After I've seen a ninja zombie, I should say I've seen it all, but when it comes to Kiss Me, Satan, I doubt I have seen it all. Not by a longshot.

4 1/2 Sheep

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