Proving that issue one was no fluke, Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski, get down to the nitty-gritty in Copperhead #2. The sci-fi western takes a police procedural turn now that new sheriff Clara Bronson and deputy Boo are investigating a multiple homicide. Meanwhile, Clara's son and friend find themselves in some trouble of their own.
After a great first issue there's no drop off as the mystery deepens surrounding the massacre of the hillbillly family. It's the kind of police work you don't see enough in comics. Usually, the answers come quick with little effort. Faerber lures us in by making us witnesses to the evidence just as the characters without all the answers. Easy to say we're hooked .
The kids however are in the Badlands looking for a dog and with a name like "Badlands" it's probably not a safe place to be especially at night. Zeke and Annie come across some wild creatures but luckily get some help. This subplot is just as mysterious as the murders but it does provide some beautifully rendered action.
Copperhead #2 offers more questions than answers but it's so good you won't mind being in the dark. Godlewski creates a fantastic canvas with incredibly designed characters and Ron Riley comes along and breaths new life into the page with vivid colors. The page layouts are creatively varied and fun to follow. It reads and looks like the creative team is having fun and fully invested in making a top notch book.
Needless to say but Copperhead is a must-buy.