Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix: Marky Mark’s Capsule Review


Title: Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince

Artists: Martin Morazzo

Colorist: Chris O’Halloran

Letterer: Good Old Neon

Cover Artist: Martin  Morazzo & Chris O’Halloran; Michael Walsh

Guest Series Writers/Artists: Declan Shalvey; Deniz Camp & Artyom Topilin; Al Ewing & PJ Holden; Christopher Cantwell & Eoin Marron

Review: ★★★★☆


The Ice Cream Man series has been, if nothing, a fascinating wild ride that pokes fun at obvious stupidity of our world. These short stories were originally dropped on and are now collected in print. The first story shows a parallel between Shakespeare and modern man. It points out that, in Quarantine, we/man are so distracted by the little screen that we might be overlooking our own greatness. Part 2 has a dive into Adam and Eve. The Ice Cream Man’s temptations help them through the garden. Next is the Convention of Mikes. Prince and Morazzo then return to the world of ConfEction Comics. We get the adventures of Pinky Ring. It pokes fun of a certain Lantern fellow. Part 4 is a brilliant look at a conversation between and man and woman that have just gone through a divorce. The sequence is from one point of view. It’s how the view changes. The last tale, The Ice Cream Man takes a trip to the end of the universe. This is where we see the dialog of the book take it’s twists and turns. It’s when things seem normal and story jumps so hard-core side ways. It’s always hard know what is going to happen next. The remaining stories show the Ice Cream Man in a different writer’s view. One is gruesome tale and the next another view of a child(which is brilliant). Al Ewing pokes fun at the release of Animal Crossing at the beginning of the Quarantine. The last story is hard truth about paying attention to what’s in front of you before it’s gone. It’s those small things. This collection  is an excellent view at certain things that generally surround us in pop culture and some little life lessons that we shouldn’t miss. This is an excellent pick up for a casual reader and a good starting point if you want to check out the Ice Cream Man.

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