Monday, May 6, 2019

It's Graphic Time! Ice Cream Man Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan by W. Maxwell Prince

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow SprinklesTitle: Ice Cream Man Vol 1: Strange Neapolitan 

Author:  W. Maxwell Price
Publisher: Image Comics
Publishing Date:  December 18th, 2018
Pages: 128
Genre: Horror Graphic Novel  Anthology
Series:  Ice Cream Man #2 (issues 5-8)


The critically acclaimed series of not-so-sweet singular stories continues with four more tales of woe and wonder. Here: the ballad of a falling man; a three-flavored silent meditation; a young girl’s quest with her dead best friend; a potpourri of suburban emergencies. Plus: more is revealed about the mischievous Ice Cream Man and his history with the dark cowboy, Caleb. Collects ICE CREAM MAN #5-8

These comics are just strange but for some reason I can't stop reading them. I tend to enjoy them more than I think I do or more than I should. As strange as they are... I do enjoy reading them... so that is what I do. This one was interesting. I felt it was a bit stranger and less ice cream man than the first volume... but well I liked. 

I don't know what it is about this comic that I enjoy but I do enjoy they. The art work is just crazy fantastic and creative and nostalgic, bright and colorful and fun. The short stories are interesting and strange and very entertaining. It's really hard to get really invested into the characters because they are in just one story... but that being said I am able to root for them, love them, or hate them just enough to say I did. 

The stories were more into the weird than the first volume and I do have one complaint that the Ice Cream Man was in very few of the issues and he seemed so different this time around. The last volume I felt that the Ice Cream Man was more vengeance and justice...this one saw more of an angry evil side. Not sure how I feel about that. 

Anyways... I enjoyed the stories, the artwork, and I plan to keep reading this bizarre graphic novel because even though they make me scratch my head, they also make me smile. 

I liked it, I was entertained, I will read more. 

W. Maxwell Prince 
Author: W. Maxwell Prince writes in Brooklyn and lives with his wife, daughter, and two cats called Mischief and Mayhem. He is the author of ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY (Image), The Electric Sublime (IDW), and Judas: The Last Days (ibid). When not writing, he tries to render all of human experience in chart form.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Martín MorazzoIllustrator: Argentinian artist Martín Morazzo made his major American comics debut with the 2012 environmental sci-fi saga, Great Pacific, the first Image Comics series he co-created with Joe Harris.
Martín has since co-created Snowfall, a sci-fi epic, again with Joe Harris and Image Comics, and the stylish crime adventure series, The Electric Sublime, with writer W. Maxwell Prince at IDW Publishing. A talent on the rise, his art has recently appeared in Marvel Comics’ Nighthawk, Elektra and Occupy Avengers along with Vertigo’s Cyan anthology.
Ice Cream Man, a new collaboration with W. Maxwell Prince, is being published by Image Comics.
She Could Fly, a miniseries with writer Christopher Cantwell –co-creator and showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire– and editor Karen Berger, is also being published by Berger Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics.
Martín lives in Buenos Aires. When he isn’t absolutely consumed with drawing and comics deadlines, he likes to spend time with his lovely wife, Victoria, and his daughters, Nina and Lupe.

1 comment:

  1. Okay this looks totally weird and bizarre and so like something my daughters would love! I'm going to look into this one more. ;)


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