Fergie has some graphic dreams about a girl in his class. Later, he and Sid continue to get along, learn more about why they’re stuck together, and the bizarre powers Fergie exhibited in the schoolyard fight. Elsewhere, Culpepper and her new partner try to oust a political ghost.
Punk’s Not Dead #2 continues to develop the relationship between Fergie and Sid, and it’s an entertaining forced partnership. Fergie is a malcontent with a bad attitude, but he’s a couple of generations removed from the days of the Sex Pistols. That leaves he and Sid with a lot of ground to cover.
Culpepper is further characterized, and she’s actually pretty fantastic. The ghost she with which she and her new partner contend makes for a funny challenge too.
We also finally get an idea of what exactly Fergie and his mom do on talk shows. Plus, the girl Fergie crushes on is given a decent personality.
At the end of the day, it’s all about the budding relationship between Fergie and Sid, and David Barnett does a damn good job of putting that together. These two are compulsively readable.
Martin Simmonds‘s artwork continues to be impressively realistic, even if it does wander into the uncanny valley at times. The figures often appear quite flat, and that’s where the uncanny quality can arise. That aside, the visuals of the comic still look damn good, and the color flats by Dee Cunniffe give that comic that extra bit of liveliness.
Punk’s Not Dead #2 continues to deliver on the promise and potential presented by the premise and the premiere issue. No, I don’t know why that was so alliterative, but that’s not the point. The point is that Barnett, Simmonds, and Cunniffe deliver a damn solid comic, and it is definitely recommended. Give it a read.
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