Spirit of the Law #2 is a ghostly tale of murder and justice from Monkey Brain Comics and is only available on Comixology. Monkey Brain continues to put out great creator owned comics free from the chains of publisher agendas and Spirit of the Law is another of those great titles.
Issue #1 starts out in such a startling way. Right out of the gate a woman in shot in the head. Her last words were, “This isn’t over.” Though it seemed to the thugs who were sent to murder her that burying her was the end of her, it becomes obvious really fast that it wasn’t. The team of gangsters moves on, nonchalantly to the next job. While on it, they’re lookout is brutally murdered and disemboweled. As they catch a glimpse of her, she disappears again. They recognized her and go to dig up her body to make sure she was dead. When her spirit shows up they realize that they’re dealing with the paranormal. Who is this mystery woman? How can they overcome her quest of vengeance? You’ll have to read #2 to find out!
Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) does a great job writing this noir/pulp mashup story. It’s a really fast an exhilarating read about the view of vengeance from the villains perspective. The plot is wonderfully dark and you instantly love this mystery woman for coming back to take out the bad guys. I can only hope that Seifert has more in store for this series!
Michael Montenat (Hellraiser Annual) draws a great noir. Bold dark lines that stress the reality of the darkness of the story without muddying up the art. I really enjoyed every aspect of the art in this series. Ron Riley adds a great flair with the colors, also dark and grim without being too dark and making a mess. A beautifully dark comic all around.
I loved this short story, and it really left me wanting more. One thing I can say about a short story like this is it never bores you. It grips you and uses the suspense of the story and the shortness of pages to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can’t go wrong logging in to Comixology and paying $.99 for this awesome noir!
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