In book one we see a little back story of our Southern Vampires. Who they are and what they have experienced. With Slap now dead because of something that Uncle Bartlett might have done, it’s time to piece everything together.
Opening this issue there are two new characters introduced, in Phil and Evil. Two humans or familiars as vampires like to call them. They both run the BBQ joint that the family owns back in town, which creates a mutual benefit for both parties. Keeping the vampires out of town and keeping the town alive. However, they also handle the dirty work during daylight, this time burying Slap and removing his fangs. Along the way we get peeks into Perry’s full abilities, in that she can see into the future.
Let’s not forget the bad blood that runs between the Landry’s and Bowman’s, one that Bartlett sparked the flame on. Which this issue delves more into and the fate of Father Landry is revealed. Along the way we get peeks into Perry’s full abilities, in that she can see into the future. Well, that and being creepy as shit. Will the family be able to recover from this or is it now all out war?
So far the story is still building, being that it is only two issue in. While we do get some backstory here, it just feeds into wanting to know more. What has tamed this family? Who grandpa is and why there is this epic battle looming? These are all things that will surely be answered in time. All while we are getting the beginnings of this war that has been apparently brewing for quite a while.
Redneck #2 continues to build the tension and uncertainty of the situation, with a big last page reveal. Leaving us hanging until next time, the build up is killing me and I can’t wait to read the next issue.
Reviewed by Chris
Written by Donny Cates
Art by: Lisandro Estherren, Dee Cunniffe, Joe Sabino
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: May 24, 2017