Title: Berserker # 2
Publisher Name: Top Cow
Writer: Rick Loverd
Art: Jeremy Haun
2.99, 32 pages, Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP - Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown, Jeremy Haun
The bone-crushing new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures continues this month!
Farris and Aaron, the two young men afflicted with uncontrollable powers fueled by anger, find out that their outbursts have deadly consequences. Meanwhile, agents of Midgard and Asgard move in to acquire both men for their own purposes. Farris and Aaron must each choose their own path, but do they really understand where the paths lead?
Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun (Battle for the Cowl: Arkham) and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).
Cover A – Dale Keown
Cover B – Jeremy Haun
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Wow. What a freakin' ride!
Berzerker is going to be one of THOSE series. It starts out small, with people raving about it, the first trade hits, more people check it out, and it just explodes from there.
It's well written, and EXTREMELY well thought out. The art is gorgeous. It's filled with violence and bloody gore the likes of which are rarely seen, even for those of us who read books by people named Ennis or Ellis. And the characters are truly compelling. You have NO idea who is going to end up the good guy or who the bad guy. There may never be a 100% clean-cut candidate for either. These are just ordinary guys in VERY unordinary circumstance trying to keep their sanity.
In this issue, Farris who started out as the "meek" berzerker takes a seriously dark turn, while Aaron, who began as much angrier than Farris, seems to keep trying to handle things the right way, despite the world's refusal to let hm do so. Apparently berzerkers "see" their victims (sorta like in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) which doesn't exactly help their tenuous grip on sanity. The feds want our boys, Asgaard and Midgaard want our boys, Rowena is torn up about her part in all this, Aaron just wants to be left alone, and Farris believes he has a messy higher purpose.
If you like action, twists, lots of intelligent parallel plot threads, and some simply gorgeous artwork, then don't miss this one.
"Living Robert Venditti's Plan B!"