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You won’t regret picking up this fun, action-packed independent comic. It’s got the best parts of Deadpool and Kingsman. 
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Review: BUZZARD #2 Is Fun, Energetic, And Violent

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MFR described the first issue of Buzzard as “unapologetically British, with a punk rock flair and off-the-wall violence.” This second issue brings more of the same charisma and action as the first, this time with an added bonus of character development.

Buzzard is created by Andrea Wolf, with art by Ezequiel Assis, cover art by Samuele Zardinoni, and cover graphics by Rob Jonesand. You can help fund the second issue, which is currently on Kickstarter.

Story

Welcome to modern Britain: a lost land where folks look for meaning in bizarre places, with devastating results. CEOs double as vigilantes, bored millionaires role-play as neo-Nazis and jaded scientists toss ethics in the bin to chase massive leaps. All under the beady eyes of commoners too apathetic to give a damn. 

Erik Lincoln aka Buzzard, obnoxious high-schooler-by-day/bladed-armed-hitman-by-night, navigates this chaos better than anyone. Is he a daredevil with peanuts for brains? I mean, yeah. But though he toys with his own life, he’ll do anything to improve his sister’s.

This balls to the wall action-comedy delves with irony and gusto into the contradictions and challenges of today’s world, fueled by British humor and running on a manga edge. 

Buzzard #2 Page Sample

Writing

What writer Andrea Wolf did to make the first issue of Buzzard entertaining and successful is very much alive and well in this second issue. It was described as having loose and raw dialogue, which it still has. This time, however, Wolf includes some of the back story for Erik (aka Buzzard). We are also introduced to Mathilde, Erik’s younger sister. These moments in this issue really add some depth to the various characters, and the world that they inhabit.

But make no mistake, there is action to be had in this book. Now with super hi-tech arms, Buzzard takes on the upper class, low-key Nazis, as well as their thugs-for-hire, with bloody brutality. There is some high flying combat at just the right moments sprinkled throughout the book. That, coupled with the aforementioned character development, makes for a well-rounded installment in the Buzzard saga.

Art

Artist Ezequiel Assis returns with spruce linework that still manages to have a bold intensity to it. This time, the “Manga edge” that is mentioned in the above synopsis is very much apparent, more so than in the first issue. Assis makes good use of Manga elements, such as Mathilde’s big, expressive eyes, as well as the speed lines during the action sequences. All of it helps make the artwork in Buzzard #2 fun and energetic, and a laudable compliment to Wolf’s story.

Conclusion

You won’t regret picking up this fun, action-packed independent comic. It’s got the best parts of Deadpool and Kingsman

You can support Wolf and the second issue of Buzzard which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. You can also support the creative team by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Michael Frommhttps://www.michaelefromm.com/
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.