NSFW Review: MONEY SHOT #2 Is Porn You Read For The Plot

FIRST IMPRESSION

Vault Comics' MONEY SHOT continues to show it's more than just sex with aliens, in a character driven plot filled second issue.
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On November 13, Vault Comics’ Money Shot #2 will show that scientists having sex with aliens is more than just eye candy.

If you missed the foreplay don’t fret, check out the review of Money Shot #1 here. If you liked the first issue, let your local comic book shop know, as the final order date for Money Shot #2 is October 21.

Money Shot #2 Interior Page. Art by Rebekah Isaacs, Colors by Kurt Michael Russell, Letters by Crank!

XXX-Ploring (Story)

Money Shot #2 begins with the XXX-Plorers in a sticky situation. But, before delving too deep, credit needs to be given to whoever came up with that name. Whether it be writers, Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie or another on the team, damn big kudos on XXX-Plorers. Wouldn’t be surprised if that was their video series name.

That’s the greatest part of Money Shot #2, everything about the story feels smart, relatable, heart-warming, funny, and surprisingly down to earth. The latter hitting hardest. How can a story about scientists having sex with aliens feel down to earth? It turns out; other planets have problems that we face. Maybe the violent aliens aren’t violent, just sexually frustrated.

Seeley and Beattie keep the great development between the characters while adding in even more comedy. To teach the XXX-Plorers about the history of sex, Dr. Ocampo has the team sit through a slideshow, Mystery Science Theater 3000 style. In these two pages, the duo can showcase each character, while keeping the laughs coming.

Money Shot #2 Interior Page. Art by Rebekah Isaacs, Colors by Kurt Michael Russell, Letters by Crank!

The Naked Body (Art)

Artist Rebekah Isaacs keeps the high energy seen in the debut issue. Isaacs’ keeps the actions of the XXX-Plorers grounded, and human. While making the designs and movements of the aliens disgustingly different.

The difference in species and planet isn’t limited to design, as colorist Kurt Michael Russell paints a similar yet differing world. Russell’s yellow/orange tint continues on the alien planet but is explained via a plot that transitions to more earthly colors.

The letters provided by Crank! continue to help guide through the more substantial dialogue moments. Money Shot #2 contains the same aliens from the first, meaning Crank! keeps the unevenness in lettering. But once the translation kicks in, the unevenness turns into solid wording, much like the humans.

Money Shot #2 Interior Page. Art by Rebekah Isaacs, Colors by Kurt Michael Russell, Letters by Crank!

The Money Shot (Conclusion)

The blood, sweat, tears, and…other bodily fluids poured into Money Shot #2 shows throughout. If the themes showcased throughout Money Shot is your cup a tea, then it’s worth the read.

Memorable Quote: “Tell him I will bathe in his banana liquor and juggle his ancient yam bags like a pro-wrestler. Whatever will get us out of this fucked up sea world.” – Dr. Leong

I’m completely at a loss of words.

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