Friday, July 15, 2011
Mini-Comic a Month Challenge for July 2011: Rav 2 & 3
by Mickey Zacchilli
Eighty half-sized pages, two-color offset outside cover, one-color offset inside cover, offset interior (brown ink on yellow paper), limited run of 500ish
$6 plus shipping
It's not often that when I first open up an envelope containing a comic, that I want to read it right away, but that was the case with Rav 2 &3. However, with coming home to three kids, I am not afforded that opportunity. Although, I did read it as soon as they were tucked away in bed.
I'm not sure where I came across Mickey Z's site, but I'm really glad I did. I usually shy away from comics that are more than $3 or $4 because I'm a total cheapskate, but this one I knew I had to have. I could just sense it.
This is a thick ass book (I had to take a pee break in the middle of it), and it's jammed packed with awesomeness. The story revolves around a couple named Juice and Sally who go to a graveyard to make out. They stumble across some occultists who try to capture them, but Sally gets away. Eventually, Juice frees himself and tried to locate Sally, who ends up at IHOP, where some snake-face dude hits on her.
That synopsis in no way does this story justice. It's totally bizarre (in a good way), and the artwork has a scratchy, trippin' balls kind of vibe to it. There's also some extras at the end likes doodles, a word jumble and mazes. Definitely one of the best comix I've read all year.