Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny #2
Writer(s): Michael R. Martin & Adam Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allan Martinez
Cover Artist(s): Brett Weldele
32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99
40 years ago the first American vampire became the unlikely savior to the children of Boggy Depot and forged an unlikely agreement with the town. They leave him and his family alone, and he’ll save any children from whatever lives in the swamp. But now Judd needs saving, and his grandkids only hope is their mother. Only problem is she’s more dangerous than the swamp…
Issue #2 picks up right after issue #1. One of Judd's grandkids has been taken by the swamp monster. He has been saving kids from it for over 40 years, but this time he is going to kill it.
The scenes switch between Judd rescuing his grandkid and 40 years ago when he rescued the first child from the swamp. Back then Judd had a best friend who was human. The flashback pages were a little confusing. There seemed to be a consistancy problem in how Judd was drawn. He would look old in one panel and young in another...sometimes I confused him with the friend helping him. I had to do some rereading to figure out what was going on. The "now" pages were easy to follow. Judd is in trouble and his grandkid Zeke is going to get "momma" for help. We got a quick look at momma in issue #1 and this might not be the best course of action for the neighboring town! The one thing I wonder, is why Judd hasn't tried to kill the swamp monster before now.
I'm really enjoying this dark southern gothic horror story, Judd is a great anti-hero. There is an amazing amount of detailed work in the panels with the swamp monster. I shudder at how long it took to make those.
Review: Blood and Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenny #1
4 "grab the RoundUp" Sheep