Review: The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone


The Surrogtates: Flesh and BoneThe Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

What can I say, I read the prequel.

There are a few basic things I can say about this book but they’re not exactly good. I could go on for a great deal of length as I did before but Flesh and Bone didn’t give as much out.
So.

It fell short of the first. The story you know from reading the first, as is with most prequels. But it was ‘hokey’. Predictable. Terrible jokes. All in all the story was seriously lacking, something you’d read in a grade twelve creative writing course that would get a pat on the back but not much else. It’s not to say the author isn’t talented: the first was fantastic, but this felt rushed, pressured and didn’t really fill out the pages.

The art: the same artist. I liked it. Enough was said in the previous review. Don’t need to harp.

What was lacking in this that the first had were the advertisements. They added a contrast to the art style, as I’ve said, and a reality to the subject. Flesh and Blood lacked this element which is a limitation of the story: surrogates didn’t have the massive sales campaign so early in the story. But this novel needed its own element; something to offer a contrast from itself. The Surrogates set the stage and Flesh and Bone just didn’t keep up the name.

There’s not much more to say. I was so excited for the read but it just didn’t live up to the first.

The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone
by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele
$14.95 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-018-6
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/the-surrogates-vol-2-flesh-and-bone/612

The Surrogates (Vol 1)
by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele
$19.95 (US)
ISBN 978-1-891830-87-7
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/the-surrogates-vol-1/528

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