Title: Bully Wars #2
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Aaron Conley
Colorist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letterer: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Cover Artist: Aaron Conley
There are ways to conquer your problems. 1. Go at them head on. 2. Avoid all problems and hope they don’t come to bite you in the butt. 3. Team-up with your problem so it will leave you alone. This is what Spencer has decided to do by helping his current life long bully. Rufus Ruffhouse has been Spencer’s bully for like ever(sorry). Spencer has a well designed plan to help Rufus win Bully Wars. Skottie Young has come up with a great, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but not” concept for this story. He’s willing to put Rufus through the ringer to help him win Bully Wars. It’s fun story but I see the potential flaw like Rufus has to face his own bullies in the process, which could be due justice. We get to see some of the similarities between Rufus and Spencer. This could eventually define Rufus as a different person. The book has some great momens when Edith and Ernie find out what Spencer is up to and the stereotypical coach that has his own past. I’m not quite sure about the coach who condones bullying. Aaron Conley comes up with some great character designs in regards to the other bullies of the school. There’s also a neat sequence where the coach has dismissed Rufus from his office. It’s a clever excuse to fill the page with truly entertaining sights. This is a overall a fun read but I hope that it still sees the downside to people bullying others. We will see if that message comes across at some point down the line.