By Christine Caprilozzi
Evil Ernie Vol. 2 #1 Review
Writer: Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley
Artist: Rafael Lanhellas
Covers: Tim Seeley, Ken Haeser, Carlos Rafael, Ardyan Syaf, Kyle Hotz
Release Date: October 8, 2014
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: Teen psychopath Evil Ernie is dead, resigned to Hell where he belongs. But when reality is threatened by an evil even the Devil can’t handle, he calls on the only weapon that can prevent total megadeath: Evil Ernie himself! Mistress Hel has found new love… three of them! And the antihero to end all antiheroes is the world of Chaos’ only hope.
Our Thoughts: For those not familiar with the previous Evil Ernie series, Tim and Steve Seeley do a great job of giving just enough background for the reader to follow along. They also do it in a manner that is understandable, yet quick enough for fans of the series. This also allows the brothers to be able to jump right into the action and current story line unfolding. Without giving too much away, Ernest Fairchild, aka Evil Ernie, is sent back up from the depths of hell to do Satan’s bidding, as well as get his own revenge, on Mistress Hels. Causing Satan’s power to be undermined, it appears Miss Hels is gaining an army of menacing and gruesome killers and lovers at a rapid pace.
Speaking of pace, the shear velocity of this book, especially for an Issue #1, is like that of a tornado. To complement this intricate, yet grim and brutal storyline is the artwork of Rafael Lanhellas. Lanhellas does a stellar job of accompanying the plot with artwork as grisly as it gets. From the horrifying depths of hell, to absolute brutal and tortuous scenes on earth, his work is extremely detailed to every last drop of blood. The tones and shades he uses are equally as important in setting the scene.
Out October 8th, Evil Ernie Volume 2, Issue #1 is a welcome assault on the senses of any horror comic fan!