Review: Postal #2 (Top Cow)

Postal once again comes out on top this week and possibly this even this month.  Building off the last issue we learn more about our titular Postal worker as he continues to work on the mystery surrounding the dead body at the end of last issue.  He promptly gets to the bottom of that but it only leads to the next mystery and a foreshadowing of the arrival of a huge character.  There was also an essay on autism that I found pretty interesting. Postal-#2Postal is a hard thing to review, not for reasons you might think.  Sometimes something can be so bad it’s hard to review.  It just fails in every aspect but not in any particularly interesting way so you are just forced to repeat that it’s bad.  This has the exact opposite problem, it’s TOO GOOD.  It’s so good I don’t want to spoil anything for you because you should be reading it yourself so I end up with nothing to say but to repeat the obvious.  It’s good.  It’s very good.  IT’S GOOD.  READ IT.  READ IT ALREADY!  DO IT!  All the cool kids are doing it.  Like pot.  Or Miley Cyrus.  Miley Cyrus is still cool right?  Is she still on the Bangerz Tour?  Hasn’t that been going on for, like, 3 year now?  It was an alright album but can it really support 3 years of touring?  It’s not Ziggy Stardust for gods sake.  What?  This was a review for Postal?  I figured nobody read past the first sentence.

I regret not giving Postal #1 a perfect score so I’m giving this one a perfect score because it deserves it and the last one deserved it too.  While you’re at it tomorrow when you’re buying this, buy last week’s issue of Big Man Plans too.  Those 2 books are the best things out there, nobody can top Image as long as they have those two titles.  I got nothing more to say, I don’t want to spoil a single word of this because you deserve to read it fresh for yourself.  If you need more convincing I can assure you this book has great writing, interesting characters, a compelling plot and solid art.  There isn’t a single wasted second of characterization or panel space.  This thing is a total package and I can’t think of a single demographic this wouldn’t appeal to.  The content is pretty PG-13 so if you’re old enough to buy your own books you’ll enjoy this.  Now that I think about it this book might not appeal to bronies, but... fuck bronies.

Why are you still reading this?  Buy this book.

Score: 5/5

Postal #2 Writer: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins Artist: Isaac Goodhart Colorist: Betsy Gonia Publisher: Image/ Top Cow Price: $3.99 Release Date: 3/11/15 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital