A suspenseful and gripping followup, Road of Bones #2 delivers a gruesome and harrowing survival tale that will bring chills down your spine. This four-issue survival tale continues to explores its themes on human nature as the narrative puts together horror, history, and Russian folklore.
After weeks battling the cold, freezing tundra and a dwindling food supply, tension runs high between Roman, Sergei, and Grigori as they flee the horrors of the Kolyma Gulag. Their one hope is reaching a hunting lodge in the mountains where they can replenish their supplies—but the rocky path grows more treacherous with every step. Even so, Roman has yet to discover the true meaning of treachery—until he learns what Grigori and Sergei’s true plan for survival is.
Here are 5 reasons you should get Road of Bones #2:
5) What Happened Before!
Roman has been pushed to his limits after suffering at the brutal hands of his prison guards. Roman teamed up with Sergei, and Grigori to escape from the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma. But escaping prison was half the battle, now they have to pass the mountains and deal with freezing cold weather.
4) The Writing!
Writer Rich Douek captures the gut-wrenching exhaustion that his three leads are going through. Personalities are clashing, anger erupts randomly, and hope dwindles in this character-driven installment. The lettering by Justin Birch captures the bleakness of the three protagonists and their external struggle to keep moving.
3) The Artwork!
Artist Alex Cormack illustrates the cold landscape and the rocky terrain of the mountains. Notice how there is always snow and the mountain range appears in the backgrounds; that’s all these characters see. Cormack does a great job of capturing the frustration, paranoia, and exhaustion on the facial expressions.
2) The Colors!
Notice how the light source is reflected off of the snow. White is a major theme in the color palette because the snow never seems to end. Observe how the facial reactions tighten up when the characters are drenched in black tones.
1) A Riveting Thriller!
A riveting second issue, Road of Bones #2 continues to be a thought-provoking survival thriller. The last page will definitely shock the reader!
Road of Bones #2 arrives in stores on June 26th, 2018.