Review – Hellcop #2
Writer / Illustrator – Brian Haberlin
Colourist – Geirrod Van Dyke
Letterer – Francis Takenaga
Publisher – Image Comics
Release Date – 1 December 2021
“COME HELL OR HIGH WATER”
Virgil has been framed for the murder of his partner. With the help of Taj, he escapes custody and heads to Hell in a desperate attempt to find his partner’s life force and clear his name.
Brian Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke return with issue #2 which takes us on another rollercoaster ride for Virgil, who was left high and dry in last month’s opener. It’s going to be Hell for him, literally.
Brian Haberlin gave us an interesting first issue. And whilst the murder/mystery storyline is nothing new, it is done with a more futuristic take on the subject matter. Haberlin is certainly keeping the level of mystery prominent and I felt the pacing of the book was good. It could be that there may be more to this story than meets the eye. As I am not convinced it is a simple as it was first made out. Time will tell on this but for now, it has certainly piqued my interest.
Haberlin certainly has his work cut out for himself being both writer and illustrator. But it certainly doesn’t seem to affect the level of artwork in any way. I feel that by illustrating the book as well, he wants to ensure that his vision is being caught in the panels as he would like. And he does it well. The prominent linework was certainly something that caught my eye! Then you have Geirrod Van Dyke whose colour palette matches the work of Haberlin and accentuates the dark tone of the book.
An interesting follow up to what was an intriguing first issue. Whilst it may not be an action-packed issue, the pacing and the level of mystery more than makeup for it. I’m enjoying that Brian Haberlin is both writer and illustrator in this series as you know that what is in the panels is what he has envisioned for the book. Haberlin has definitely set his stall out well and it will be good to see where he goes with it. As I said earlier I think there may be more to this story than meets the eye and we have a few more twists and turns.
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If you enjoyed Andy’s review, why not check out his review of issue #1
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