This issue also offers another introduction from White that addresses and thanks The 36‘s Kickstarter backers. These intros add a great platform for White to chat with readers and are charmingly reminiscent of Stan Lee’s classic intros. They also offer a great look into the Kickstarter process and how it’s working for The 36. For example, this issue featured three backers as characters in the comics as part of their donation, a truly precious honor for any comic book fan!
What really makes this issue work is how it adds to the complexity of the story. That’s not to say that the story is confusing in any way, but rather that White starts revealing that The 36 won’t be just a tale of good vs. evil, but will explore the moral ambiguity present in the real world. One example of this is the introduction of the man who carried Moses’ staff before Noam. While a member of The 36, he is not on Noam’s side and even recruits other members of The 36 to help murder our hero. This idea of The 36 vs. The 36 something I never saw coming!
As if that’s not enough, this issue includes Noam squaring off with a trained attack Polar Bear and an adrenaline shot scene straight out of Pulp Fiction! Kudos, Mr. White! (insert Reservoir Dogs joke here)
The first and second issues are available at the official website, www.the36.net. You can also follow creator/writer Kristopher White on Twitter, @heykristopher.
That’s all for now, comic book sniffers! You can also check out Fanboy Comics’ previous interviews with Kristopher White and reviews of The 36 at the following links:
The 36 #2 Review
‘Till the end of the world,
-Bryant the Comic Book Slayer