TITLE: R.R.H. #2
PUBLISHER: Devil’s Due/1First Comics
WRITER: Orlando Harding
ILLUSTRATOR: Andres Esparza
INKER: Ulises Curiel
COLORS: Steve Cobb
LETTERS: Ed Dukeshire
EDITOR: Ken Levin
COVER: Andres Esparza
SUMMARY: No summary until November 2015 solicitations
COMMENTS: When the review comics came back from SDCC, there were copies of RRH #2 and #3. What sucks about growing up is that even if you can get passes for SDCC, you have to get the time off work to go. So I missed comic con but I did get some cool comics to review thanks to the kindness of those that did attend and were willing to share.
In this issue we are introduced to Ag, short for Agony. A cursed and hated werewolf. He has been hunting for Sydney and just happens to stumble across her place of employment. There have been a lot of images of ogres on the alternate covers of RRH. Here we see the ogre for the first time, as he battles werewolves on top of Sydney’s car. Sydney’s new car is destroyed. Ag shows up and says “Come with me if you want to live” the line is very familiar to all fanboys, is a line from the Terminator movie. At the time I read the line I didn’t like it. It felt like it was trying to capitalize of the fans love for a different property, the Terminator, and I believe a comic should stand of fall on it’s own merits. I was wrong the payoff comes in the next issue (which I will review next). So Sydney gets in the car with Ag and he pounds her face into the dashboard repeatedly until she looses consciousnesses. This is why your parents have always told you not to get in the car with strangers. Sydney wakes up and is tied to a chair. Then…
It wasn’t until this point that I understood I was hooked, because I immediately wanted to read the next issue. Great job Mr. Harding. You suckered me into caring about Sydney much more then I ever suspected I cared.