Thursday, June 21, 2012
VANILLA RIDE - Joe R. Lansdale
What's truly remarkable here is that Lansdale has been able write a comic without any pictures and that comment is a compliment.
Hap and Leonard are friends, Hap is white and heterosexual, Leonard is black and homosexual.
There is no back story, I presume something must have been explained about them in early episodes but here there is nothing except they kill boat loads of people every time they step out side their respective dwellings.
Hap and Leonard go and rescue a friends granddaughter from some penny drug dealers- at which they succeed at with much slaughter. The only trouble is these guys worked for the 'Dixie mafia' and they then keep sending car loads of goons to enact revenge. This results in an absolutely massive body count, invasions of countries have been completed with less death.
Finally the ultimate ' pro hitter' is sent- Vanilla Ride.
As stated, a comic book, great fun, lots of laughs perhaps too many - the good 'ole boy wise cracking does get a wee bit tiresome as it is constant but that's being really picky, an awesome wet day relaxing read.