‘The Weatherman Volume 2 #2:’ Comic Book Review

The Weatherman is wonderfully bonkers. Sometimes, it’s a gonzo satire right out of Philip K. Dick’s mind, and, other times, it’s an action-packed free-for-all.

A terrorist that wiped out pretty much the entire population of Earth pulled a Total Recall and had his mind erased and a new personality imported - that of Nathan Bright, the most recognized goofball weather reporter in the galaxy. It has been an emotional journey for him, as he’s had to come to terms with who he actually is and what he actually did. Now, in order to stop more terrorist actions, Amanda - a special ops warrior - is heading to Earth with a small crew and Nathan to find a doctor who can recover his memory.

Earth, of course, is inhabited by some seriously weird and almost unstoppable bad guys, but they find something - actually someone else - there: Pace, a hyper-childlike young woman, who has either MS or Cerebral Palsy and gets around with two forearm crutches when she’s not riding her giant polar bear dog, Pickles. You’re immediately on her side. I heart stuff like this. It’s almost like if Ed from Cowboy Bebop started hanging out with Appa from The Last Airbender. In fact, this entire series feels like it’s taking place in Ed's mind which is a wonderful place to be.

The first issue of the second volume had to spend a little time catching everyone up again, but with that out of the way, Jody LeHeup is able to do what she does best, find human moments in complete chaos.

Nathan Fox’s action is hyper-fantastic. Every image blazes to life like a wildfire; his violence is swift and unflinching, and the reactions are emotionally charged. I could talk up Dave Stewart’s colors all day. Everything he touches takes on new life. The detail of a can of soda leaking across the floor of a science lab . . . touches like that from these two really bring this world to life.

Nathan Fox and Dave Stewart make a superb artistic team. This book is visually glorious.  Steve Wands also brings great craft to the lettering. Lines of dialogue, words, and sounds jump off the page. He captures the energy of the moment with how he shows us the words on the page.

This is an exceptional team for a wonderful comic. Check it out.

Creative Team: Jody LeHeup (story), Nathan Fox (artist), Dave Stewart (colors), Steve Wands (letters), Sebastian Girner (editor), Tom Muller (Designer)
Publisher: Image Comics
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