Writer: Luke Wehner
Art: Enrico Orlandi
Lettering: Reed Hockney-Barnes
Cover: Val Halvorson
From the creators:
A mysterious portal, a cosmic conspiracy, and a 12-year-old boy possessed by a cat who’s come to destroy the world. All this and more in Apocalypse Kinda, a new indie comic about the apocalypse… kinda.
I freaking love this series! I really, really enjoyed issue 1, and issue 2 has me absolutely hooked! Wehner writes a story that is wholly unique and fresh and it just keeps getting better with each issue! I fully realize that Apocalypse Kinda may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but is definitely mine, and if you’re not sure, take a chance, you can read issue 1 for free right now off the website (linked below).
Issue 2 picks up exactly where issue 1 left off. It doesn’t cover as much ground as I’d like but does introduce new characters and plot elements that are sure to be important. So, with that being said, don’t expect any big reveals about the portal in this issue. I also wish we got more of Deep Ruffdrop in this issue, but, we only see Deep briefly. Luckily, we do get introduced to Burp, Appomattox’s disciple, who is almost as fun as Deep!
Story – .75-stars
Have I said that I love this story? Well, I do. Again, I know it won’t be for everyone, but I really think everyone should give this series a shot!
Art – .75-stars
Orlandi’s art is perfect for this series. It brings the perfect amount of whimsy and creepiness for a story that may or may not be about the apocalypse. Additionally, the color palette adds to the sci-fi/apocalypse vibe that the series embodies.
Dialogue – 1-star
Tobe’s dialogue with Appomattox is perfect! The exchanges add to both characters’ development, which is a phrase I never thought I’d say about a world-destroying cat.
Mechanics – 1-star
As I said, I wanted this issue to cover more ground, but it didn’t because Wehner is doing right by story mechanics and laying the foundation the story needs.
Editing – 1-star
Well-edited with no obvious errors.