Poser #2 – The Story (And Body Count) Continue
Writer: Matt Miner
Art: Clay McCormack
Colors: Dour Garbark
Letters: Taylor Esposito
The second issue opens with the group moments away from getting slashed by the Poser killer, only to have a garbage can thrown on him and the cops showing up. He escapes. From there, moments where this group of friends try to cope with what has happened in their ways. Unfortunately, it all goes south as the Poser killer returns to get his victims. As they say, you can run but you can’t hide and for these teens, they find that one out the hard way.
Is it wrong to say it’s a fun story? It really is. I just enjoy material like this and think writer Matt Miner is doing some great work cranking up the suspense on this book, where you really do find yourself wondering what is going to happen, who is making it out alive, just that kind of questioning going through your head. This issue did focus a lot on the aftermath but it did have a lot of killer moments to it.
Let’s talk art. Now, this issue did a great job of moving the story forward but there were definitely some gnarly scenes thrown in, one that visually stuck out was one involving a guy hiding under a downed tree. Kudos to McCormack and Garbark for not skimping on the violence. There were definitely some gruesome moments here that I enjoyed. And lettering does such a great job of conveying emotion of the change in a character’s state of mind. Esposito’s lettering was great with this, whether it was teens running for their lives or just getting hammered.
Another great issue. Maybe not one for the squeamish but like I had stated in another interview, if you like your slasher horror films or horror stuff, Poser is definitely a great book that you should be reading.
Another great issue.