With a cleverly written narrative that opens the issue as the group descends down an alien ocean, Kim and Kim continue the stylistic, flashy, and fun tone established in the first book. Also, a great running gag reappears that will catch readers off guard but elicit a smile, for sure. Needless to say, the quality of this comic has not dwindled in the sophomore offering. Kim and Kim are now in possession of the tendril bounty. But the duo feels sending him back to his natural dimension would be the best treatment. So what do the Kim’s figure to be the best means of returning him home? Witchcraft. That’s right. The futuristic story once again breaks boundaries by summoning up a little horror.
The key to this will be a woman named Lady Babylon. The problem is that she’s not easy to find. What that means for readers is a madcap adventure featuring fighting with guitars and battling monsters with machine guns.
Overall, the manga-influenced artwork conveys the story quite well. Missing from this issue was the interesting futuristic designs seen in the previous issue. What reader get instead is a myriad of different locations with some cool little elements to them. Anyone want to take a dip in a hallucinogenic laden ocean? How about a summoning circle in the back of an intergalactic Volkswagen van? You get the picture.
Kim and Kim remembers to do the one thing that so many comics forget: be fun.
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Kim and Kim #2 Writer: Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Eva Cabrera Publisher: Black Mask Studios Price: $3.99 Format: Mini-series; Print/Digital