Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!
We open with Eric alone at night in his new freelance job as a security guard at the Smithsonian. The alarm has gone off and he’s trying to call 911 for help, but is having trouble getting through. He walks face to face with about 6 heavily armed men and women in black suits who are trying to rob the place. And Eric is shocked to discover that Woody is with them, acting as the look-out. In the midst of the robbery, the two brothers prepare to fight. But then we flashback to early that morning when Eric woke up, and see Sixty Nine pacing the house because Woody didn’t come home the night before, and Eric give her advice that she would be better off without him. Meanwhile, we see Woody waking up in bed after spending the night with Jacklean, his Black ex-girlfriend from his criminal past, who has convinced him to join her for this new caper. Her gang is trying to still some ancient voodoo artifact for some Louisiana Drug Kingpin. And that takes us back to the present, with Eric and Woody fighting.
But then it turns out that the voodoo artifact is real, causing one of the robbers to transform into something hideous and die, Woody and the rest of the robbers escape, but Eric has no choice but to tell the police about him. They track Woody to the kingpin’s mansion, where Woody gets arrested and in exchange for leniency, he tries to give the police information about the E.R.A., who are monitoring the interrogation…TO BE CONTINUED
Another fun action-packed issue with twists and turns on every other page. Writer James Asmus continues to have a flair for comedy and drama and natural-sounding dialog. Kano once again fills in on art, and also does a great job. I remain excited to see where this series goes.
Chacebook rating: FOUR STARS
Categories: INDIE BLACK COMIC-BOOKS