Title: Punks Not Dead #2
Publisher: IDW Publishing/Black Crown
Writer: David Barnett
Artist: Martin Simmonds
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover: Marin Simmonds; Casper Wijngaard
The gist of this particular book is our character, Fergie, has spent his teenage years being dragged around by his mom to talk shows. In a sense he’s famous, but loathed by his peers. During a trip to Heathrow Airport he had his soul connected to Sid Vicious. Sid was the bassist of the 70’s punk band. Sid overdosed as he was awaiting trial for killing his girl friend Nancy. As we begin to read Issue #2, we are dropped into a dream of Fergie’s. It’s actually very unsettling since I’m catching up with the series. The rest of the book gives us a day in the life of Fergie. Barnett explores his relationship to Sid and that they can’t be parted. The story adds to its sub-plot with a government type hunters of the metaphysical. The book takes itself lightly and gives us an ending that scratches our head and Fergie’s as well. When read the book, remind yourself to listen to Sid’s voice with a very British accent or simply yell a ton. The art bright and colorful. The page designs are well planned to flow the characters to story. Black Crown has provided some seriously entertaining books and this looks to continue this trend.