Drumhellar #2

Drumhellar #2

Writer: Riley Rossmo, Alex Link Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 11
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Psychedelic detective Drum Hellar searches for a wayward bog-man, but finds Mutilated livestock instead. Meanwhile, someone else has a gruesome job in mind for Drum's elusive, soggy bog-buddy, and a new mystery for him to investigate...himself!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Dec 11, 2013

    Drumhellar is like nothing else out there. Really. So if you have a thirst for outstanding art, and a high tolerance for strange and spacey tales, this might be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Dec 11, 2013

    Yes. The art Ladies and Gentlemen. Riley is switching his line work between the simple, messy and even brush work. He's throwing it all in together depending on the mood of the story. Excellent and wonderful to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 11, 2013

    Yeah, I liked it a lot. Besides the fact that most of the story is totally lost on me this is a well written, well paced comic featuring some of the greatest comic art to ever be published. This is a fun, weird story that everyone should relish, because something of its like may never be created again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Dec 11, 2013

    For the time being its a beautifully rendered detective story steeped in the world of the weird. The art is absolutely stunning, and toward the latter end of the issue youll find yourself whisked away by Rossmos stunning use of wild lines. Drumhellar is something special, youll feel insane while reading it, and even more so for missing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Dec 12, 2013

    Given how dark Link and Rossmo's miniseries “Rebel Blood” was (and how sinister most of Rossmo's work tends to be), it's refreshing to see that this substantially wackier tale is moving along in high spirits and high style. It's not quite cooked yet, but half the fun is trying to figure out where this odd story is going to go. For the moment it's a bit like “Proof” on peyote, and that should be enough for anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Dec 12, 2013

    Drumhellar builds on its fine start with an extremely impressive second issue here, and the more I find out about the unusual inhabitants of this sleepy rural town, the more I want to know. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 10, 2013

    Look, it cant be stressed enough when it comes to Drumhellar: This aint your Daddys comic book, and it might not be your brothers either but its darn sure worth a look. This isnt your standard comic book and cant really be treated as such; this is something more. In the world of comics there is a lot of cookie cutter stuff thats beaten to death on all ends of the publisher scale; Drumhellar is not one of those comics. This more than deserves your attention and youd be doing yourself a disservice if you missed out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Dec 11, 2013

    I recommend Drumhellar as an entertaining title filled with humor and mysticism. It is fun and entertaining, but at the same time it is deep and introspective. Issue one was one of my favorites of the month of November. Issue two continues in that vein, that wonderfully full and rich vein of dreams and visions. Keep it up guys. You're doing great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Dec 25, 2013

    I wasn't expecting much improvement from Drumhellar #2. The first issue was so odd that it didn't seem to be capable of controlling itself. I had concerns that the second issue would be even more incoherent and even more difficult to grasp. Fortunately, I was mistaken, and the story seems to have grounded itself in strong characters and wonderful dialogue. Rather than continue to add to the bizarre nature of the world, Drumhellar #2 slowed down the pace and focused on the established points rather than ambiguous foreshadowing or complete lack of cogency. While the direction that Drumhellar is going remains unclear, it seems that the path is starting to be laid out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 10, 2013

    Perhaps Drumhellar is not designed to be read in the same way as a traditional comic book, and is more akin to a visual puzzle than a straightforward detective yarn. It certainly makes no immediate claims on the latter, short of a having a ronin "Constantine" type at the helm. When it isn't deliberately obfuscating, there's plenty of levity to be had in the interaction between the main players too. In fact, to change a single frame of it would be to alter what makes Drumhellar a bit special in the first place, but at least then it might start to make a little more sense. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Sam Burgess Dec 11, 2013

    Maybe it's just me, perhaps everyone else understands what's going on. Maybe i'm reading the comic in a different way than it is intended to be read? As i mentioned before the art is really neat but the overall comic is nothing special. So ultimately, as much as I want to, I won't be buying the next issue. Read Full Review

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