Review: Radio Apocalypse #2
Out now from Vault Comics is the second issue of this futuristic wasteland. This is Radio Apocalypse #2.
As refugees from Kinscreek seek to undertake the perilous journey to the settlement at Bakers Town, The Daytripper must carry their missives while daylight still lingers in the sky. But the wastelands that lie in between can be a dangerous place. So come traverse the desolate places with Rufus and Crow on a two-wheel road-trip with Radio Apocalypse for company.
Writer: Ram V
Artist: Anand RK
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Anand RK
Cover B: Martin Simmonds
Spinning out that first excellent introduction in issue #1. Radio Apocalypse continues its world-building as we get introduced to more of the characters in this world.
It works out really well and links the characters together in this small community on the edge of devastation. Of course, there is more to come as we know - refugees are on their way and that causes another problem. one of sustainability.
How this is all going to work out we, and the characters, have no idea and this is going to put some pressure on the town and the current inhabitants.
I like the way the radio station is the link between them all - as is music generally. It feels like a playlist as we work our way through, with bikers, Reapers and the monsters that inhabit the darkness.
This issue ups the ante on the 'xinos' as there is a nest nearby - with a pretty scary look into them all. Nevertheless, things in the short term work out ok.
This is really building into something and I enjoy the way the characters interact with each other.
The art and colours work perfectly here, with some washed-out styles and brightness for some. There are some excellent scenes.