Review: The Scumbag #2
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Rick Remender
Letters: Rus Wooten
Colors: Moreno Dinisio
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
“Narcotics and Taco Bell ain’t as healthy as everyone says…” – Ernie Ray Clementine – The Scumbag
The devil’s in the details. In this case, it is in the action away from the dialogue. In the last issue, we literally see The Scumbag Ernie Ray in a drug induced stupor defecating in the streets in front of a crowd.
Now we see Ernie Ray meeting his new partner in saving the world, Sister Mary, while scratching his nether regions. Artists Lewis LaRosa, and Moreno Dinisio leave no stone unturned (or region unscratched) in their artistic depiction of this guy! Whew…. and he sniffs his hands.
This is a major adult comic in that you get a glimpse into an underbelly of the world you may not be prepped for. It’s a horrific adventure with no social awareness or moral thermometer. Basically, it’s a guilty pleasure of eating three Big Macs when you adhere to a vegetarian lifestyle.
That meal taste good going down, but you can’t unsee or unsmell the aftermath.
If you are into something really really different and you like uncomfortable clashes, this is your book. You’ll laugh and wince and roll your eyes. Get in on the ground floor of Scumbag!