Review: Lady Killer 2 #1

Josie Schuller is back in all of her wisdom. New town, new clients to sell and she’s rid of that stranger side business she was an employee of… now she wants to start her own. The Schullers have moved down to Florida hoping to get a fresh start, including Josie who seems to be getting into business of her own. The issue is now fully controlled on writing and art by series mastermind Joelle Jones, and the difference it’s visible, with Jones now controlling the pacing of her own script, she takes the time to Lady Killer 2 1immerse the reader back into 50s era, ridiculously sexist jokes apropo of the times included. The first issue of Lady Killer 2 mirrors in some ways the first issue of Lady Killer, but it takes advantage of knowing that readers are accustomed to what this story is about with this Jones is able to take her time diving into Josie’s character and showing how far she’s grown from that first issue to where she is now. Adding narration to her actions, this issue bring the wisdom Josie had while delivering all those responses from the letters column during the last series.

Joelle Jones and Michelle Madsen have full control of the pacing in this issue. When doing a comic that's heavy on narration it's easy to lose the purpose of the issue and where it's going. The narration compliments the art in a way that, with all due respect to Jamie S. Rich’s scripting, feels like a direct translation of Joelle Jones’ head into the page. Lady Killer 2 #1 is aware of what the reader is here for and deliver more of it, this time making it bloodier and with Josie in control.

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Lady Killer 2 #1
Writer: Joelle Jones
Artist: Joelle Jones
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Price: $3.50
Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital