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Comic Review: The Legend Of Luther Strode #2
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The Legend of Luther Strode #2The Legend of Luther Strode #2
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Tradd Moore
Colors by Felipe Sobreiro
Image Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2013
Cover Price: $3.50

This is my first time reading any Luther Strode at all, so you’ll have to pardon any ignorance I have when it comes to this book. The Legend of Luther Strode #2 takes place 5 years after the first series, and honestly, after reading this issue, I could wait another 5 years to read another issue of this book.

Writer Justin Jordan turns out a book that’s not quite sure where it’s going. The character of Luther Strode is basically the Punisher Max with some sort of super powers. Strode is putting his fist right THROUGH people, pulling theirs heads literally off their bodies, and other such violence. Now, I am the LAST person that has a problem with graphic language, violence, or anything like that, but it just doesn’t work here. Jordan tries too hard to make everyone say the F word or any other colorful language that he can come up with. Also, Jordan takes a cue from a bunch of action movies, and has a young girl try and be the voice of reason for Strode. Again, it just doesn’t work for me.

Tradd Moore could’ve been the one thing that saves this book, but unfortunately, he doesn’t. He’s got a weird John Romita, Jr. vibe, but he’s nowhere near that yet. Lots of very bold lines and inside and around them are a bunch of scratchy lines. All of his characters look a little too much like each other for my taste. I found myself confused at times as to who was talking to whom. Now, I’m not saying he’s a terrible artist, I know a lot of people like his work, I’m just not one of them.

I really wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. If you’re looking for a cool independent series from Image, check out Revival or Hoax Hunters. Leave this one on the rack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwiesneski Jeff Wiesneski

    Without having read anything before this, you’ve missed out on all of the explanation of what is going on and why people are doing what they are doing, or why they CAN do what they do.

    Kinda like if I was reviewing Superior Spider-Man and I complained that it didn’t make any sense that Otto was in Parker’s body, and it’s the fault of the comic for that and not my own for not reading the previous issues.

    Not saying you can’t not like the comic, just saying it might have been better to have someone who had read previous Luther Strode issues to review this comic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.winchester.944 Charles Winchester

    Don’t exactly understand how someone can review issue 2 of a series without actually reading the whole series… :/

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