Jumping Through Time And Space Knocking Out Teeth: Reviewing ‘Heavy’ #2
by Brendan M. Allen
Saddled with the worst possible partner (for potentially all of eternity), Bill must decide whether he can give his greatest enemy a clean slate and earn his own fresh start beyond the Big Wait. A hard decision to make while you’re jumping through time and space, knocking out teeth!
Heavy #2 leads off with one of Bill’s first jobs with his new partner, and the scene makes it abundantly clear just how different these two dudes are in their approaches. Bill is genuinely trying to make the world a better place and uses discernment to gauge the severity of physical punishment. This new guy, Slim? He’s really only interested in killing folks in new and creative ways.
The first chapter pushed the twisted, gory humor right up to the edge, and this second installment kicks that sucker right over.I can definitely see what Max Bemis is doing here, but he lost me at ‘giant spooge monster on Planet Orgy.’ The story itself has a lot of promise, with the mafia tropes, and the bully redemption angle, the supernatural twist, multiple timelines and outcomes in a multiverse… Doesn’t really need to go quite as extreme with the sex, gore, and violence.
Art by Eryk Donovan and Cris Peter works for the script. They really drive home every twisted thing Bemis put to paper. Every redneck beheading, every point blank minigun to the face. Even those giant secretion demons. They’re exactly as vile and disgusting as they were intended.
I’m out.Heavy #2, Vault Comics, 28 October 2020. Written by Max Bemis, art by Eryk Donovan, color by Cris Peter, letters by Taylor Esposito.
Saddled with the worst possible partner (for potentially all of eternity), Bill must decide whether he can give his greatest enemy a clean slate.