I think I should warn you all, this review is nothing but gushing over the brilliance and beauty that is this book. I have nothing negative to say, and you can surmise that this review will end with me recommending that you give all of your money to Kieron Gillen and his crazy-talented team. Buy all of the copies and gift them to everyone you know or use them in a collage or something.
Gillen begins issue two exactly one week after the mind-blowing courtroom event from last month. Lucifer has been been sitting all by her lonesome, sporting “unerotic fingercuffs”, and desperately longing for some cocaine. Meanwhile, the media has been fiercely debating and throwing around accusations. The other gods have yet to make a public statement.
Laura visits Lucifer in jail, they strike a deal, and the rest of the issue follows her running errands.
While this issue isn’t as exciting as its predecessor, it does a really solid job at exploring its own mythology and adding character depth to Laura. Plus, it has a killer cliffhanger.
The art is as beautiful and great as issue one. There’s some bold layout choices. Matthew Wilson’s color job gives the panels a lot of character and makes McKelvie’s art pop. Each character is designed meticulously.
So, no it’s not the most plot-driven issue. Its interesting. It’s fun. It’s beautiful. Its everything a comic should be. Go out, buy it for yourself and all four friends. When you’re done reading it, go support everything else these guys have done, because they’re great creators.
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie did a fantastic little book called Phonogram (Singles Club is phenomenal). It’s available in trade, and I believe it will be returning for more installments via Image Comics in the near future. Catch up while you can.