Ice Cream Man #2 Review

by Nathan Koffler on February 21, 2018

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Colorist: Chris O’Halloran
Letterer: Good Old Neon
Publisher: Image Comics

After reading the first issue, I thought I kind of knew where the series was going. I am finished the second issue and I really don’t know where this is supposed to be going and yet I am very invested and am ready to be taken along for the ride. The only repeating characters from the first issue are the Ice Cream Man and 5V, so I am sure that these two will continue to be the focus of this story. I could be wrong and I’m excited to see what they have in store for us.

The character of the Ice Cream Man is such an interesting idea and he leaves me with so many questions. In the first issue we saw him as a happy guy selling ice cream to children and then some form of werewolf maybe. Now in this issue, we only see him briefly offering a heroin addict drugs along with a sad ultimatum. In this brief scene, the Ice Cream Man is very creepy and mysterious and immediately makes me in love with the character.

The first issue definitely had some sadness and horror mixed together. This issue is maybe more sad and a bit more eerie than even the first issue, which is saying a lot. W. Maxwell Prince is really good at portraying some really dark ideas that also draw you into the story. The characters he writes are all so real and so dismal, which also makes them so fascinating.

Martin Morazzo, along with colorist Chris O’Halloran, does an incredible job with this issue. Each storyline that the issue takes you through almost has a different style to it. The scenes switch back and forth throughout the issue, and each one distinguishes itself from the others in a few ways including the characters faces and body language and the colors of the scenes.

I was very excited for the second issue after reading and loving the first, and this team has absolutely delivered. It captures the unnerving feeling of the first while also being different. This whole team is very talented and I’m once again very excited for the next issue because this issue was absolutely fantastic.

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