This issue isn’t just all action, it’s basically all action down a short stretch of highway. There are some flashbacks and interludes, but really, it’s just three action sequences. First, the club gets ambushed–that one might be a cliffhanger resolution–then the girl and her protector go on down the highway a bit and the other guys in the club continue the shoot out. Then the girl and her protector get into a fight with the angry motorcycle guy.
And even though no one’s in danger–it’s a licensed comic, after all, are they going to kill a regular cast member–Golden and Couceiro sell it. There are some really confusing panels in the second shoot out because the good guys and the bad guys generally look alike, but Couceiro brings it all together for the finish.
It’s shocking what solid reading this book has turned out to be.
Writer, Christopher Golden; artist, Damian Couceiro; colorist, Stephen Downer; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editor, Dafna Pleban; publisher, Boom! Studios.
You hit the nail on the head here. While you re reading it you “know” the cast members are going to survive, but they sell it with the seriousness depiction of the violence that is entirely convincing. Probably the best licensed comic after that Robocop one you covered. Great era for comics when licensed material is this good, eh? Leaving that old Indiana Jones stuff in the dirt.