[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Howard Chaykin
Artist: Mac Rey
Under the guidance of Crafty, Ruff and Reddy are rising in fame again and avoiding the major scandals with some minor bird-in-mouth action. Of course, Billy Kamell Live, The Midnight Show staring Joey Pantone and of course Fax News! Meanwhile, Pamela Chyron has risen to the top! She has become the President of ITN (the Interspecies Network), a broadcasting company!
While the two newly revived actors are making their way from show to show, their limo drive tells them Crafty wants them watching the news. They turn on DMZ and get the unpleasant reality of watching them both in the throws of videotaped passion with a redhead.
The paparazzi, gossip mags, and of course crafty loves it! Their ratings shoot through the roof! Soon after the old man croaks of a heart attack and both of the actors don’t care. When the host of the next show they are meeting at sees, he freaks out and tells them to get an ambulance. Both of them don’t even flinch, he’s 80 who could be shocked?
After the funeral they start working again and soon get letters from ITN calling them back. Ms. Chyron let’s them have it! As per their earlier contract, any dealings they have with other companies are void. Pamela takes it further, red eyed, when she orders a new show just for the duo. She orders it for five years and locks them into it.
Chaykin and Rey have finished of this mini-series in a great way! The art has maintained through the series and Rey’s illustrations of facial expressions, even in anthropomorphised faces, is excellent. The red, terminator style, eyes used with Pamela are a fantastic creative touch!
The ending of this cautionary tale was amazing. Watching Pamela take down her betrayers and lock them into a painful contract was perfect.
There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.
The Ruff and Reddy Show #6 ties a nice bow on the series. We get to see what happens when we start to stab our allies in the back. This whole series had a great flow and knew exactly how to deliver the last lines in the script.