Series: Basketful of Heads
Publisher: DC / DC Black Label / Hill House Comics
Published: November 27, 2019
Words: Joe Hill
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Deron Bennett
Summary: Hunted to the point of exhaustion, June Branch struggles to outwit and outfight the home invader coming after her. He’s armed with a .44 and a secret agenda; she’s got a thousand year-old Viking relic and no way to escape. The axe is about to fall in the topsy-turvy second chapter of the horror story with the sharpest edge in comics!
Locked up with a home invader, June brings an axe to a gunfight and struggles to survives in this impressive sophomore issue.
In my last review (Basketful of Heads #1) I mentioned that comic books, compared to other visual mediums, are at a disadvantage when it comes to inducing feelings of horror and dread in their readers, and while this is true, Joe Hill, LOEMACS, Dave Stewart, and Deron Bennett, showcase that said disadvantages can be overcome with, what feels like, relative ease. Basketful of Heads (2019-) #2 is paced well packed tight with dramatic tension, using ‘silence’ and stillness to inspire some serious anxiety in readers.
Horror fans should rejoice, as it is clear that we readers are in a new and exciting age of high-quality serialized horror. Basketful of Heads remains a must-read series for fans of the genre.
Packed tight with spine-tingling tension, Basketful of Heads #2 raises the stakes while keeping readers rocking on the edges of their seats.