Like your comics bonkers and full of carnage? If so, The Showdown: Vol. 2: The Race from Hell could be just the read for you.
From Russ Lippitt and Ezequiel Pineda, what we have here is the second part of an all-out race through hell as orchestrated by none other than Satan himself. Dubbed “The Showdown”, this extreme and brutal battle of the twisted race tracks of the underworld sees a whole host of ghoulish and garish gangs striving to topple the rest in this death match for the ages. There’s vampires, werewolves, skinheads, glamour girls and all kinds of inventive, demented sorts included here; all eager to get one-up on the competition no matter what the cost.
For those looking for something a little different to the usual comic book fodder that is so often widely available, The Showdown certainly offers something that’s not quite the norm. Playing like an episode of Wacky Races as overseen by Rob Zombie, what we have here is a book that doesn’t take itself too seriously, that’s knowingly a tad cheesy and full of cliched dialogue, and, most importantly, is a fun thrillride of a read.
The story from Lippitt is an entertaining, erratic one, and the art from Pineda – complete with colouring from Nae Esteban – absolutely steals the show as it brings this disturbing drive-through to bullish, brilliant life. The Race from Hell certainly fires on all cylinders, and here’s hoping the third volume can rev up just as much of a brilliantly bonkers ride for the ages.
THE SHOWDOWN VOL. 2: THE RACE FROM HELL / WRITER: RUSS LIPPITT / ARTIST: EZEQUIEL PINEDA / PUBLISHER: BROKEN ICON COMICS / RELEASE DATE: HALLOWEEN