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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Dean bets on the Dark Horse… Past Aways #2 This is not your ordinary time travel book. Mix the beautiful mind of Matt Kindt with the fun cartoony style of Scott Kolins and you get a uniquely fun adventure story. Stay tuned for my review on Past Aways #2 today.
Detectives Slater and Sticky survive a close call that almost had them explaining to IA why they had a bloody, dead body in a hotel room.
Slater is determined to deal with his business in California and get to Las Vegas to see Bonnie. The pressure gets to him, and he takes it out on Sticky and Slick Ricky.
Meanwhile, Bonnie is making the best of her situation in Las Vegas. Technically a captive, her guard Vincent allows her small windows of freedom which she uses to plan her escape to Tijuana, as long as she can live a few more days.
The story has seemingly gotten more complex in a month’s time, as I’ve had to re-familiarize myself with these characters and their goals. A character sheet or a recap page would be helpful.
The art by Del Ray is a mixed bag. Some panels look very good, with the characters possibly drawn with a charcoal/pastel combo that makes the art feel more organic. However, the bar fight scene feels very stiff and the movements don’t feel natural.
Overall: The plot thickens, with the cast facing obstacles to their perspective goals. If you don’t readily recall the details of issue #1, you may get lost. The art by Del Ray is enjoyable except for some brief rough patches.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent.