Issue by Issue – Weirdworld #2

Writer – Jason Aaron
Artist – Mike Del Mundo
Colours – Mike Del Mundo, Marco D’Alfonso
Letters – Cory Petit

Arkon finds himself a prisoner, something he has rarely, if ever, been. He is not too fond of being so and that is an understatement. Thankfully he is not alone in that predicament as a warrior of Crystallium happens to be locked up with him, one who goes by the name of Warbow. With this introduction, Jason Aaron heads back to the mid-1980s and a property that has been largely forgotten except by a few, Crystar the Crystal Warrior. Weirdworld itself was not a property that called out for a reboot, but with Secret Wars, Marvel decided to spread its wings far and wide and bring back a few things from its past that many had never thought to see again. For that fact alone, it makes this book one of the most unexpected and exciting ones to appear thus far. But the content alone cannot survive by itself and thus Aaron’s writing is essential for he brings it to life with a story that has been a lot of fun and remains one of the only books to have no visible ties to what is going on in the rest of Secret Wars other than itself being a domain in Battleworld. While it seems strange that this is so, it is nice to see a title simply existing without furthering the grand scheme of things other than to delight the reader. Helping Aaron out on this is Mike Del Mundo whose artwork is absolutely stunning. Everything looks bigger and grander under his pen and his depictions of the fantastic are simply that. It was surprising to say the least to see Warbow and the Magma Men make an appearance as they are not a property that one usually associates with Marvel anymore even though they created it, but if the title can keep pulling in characters and situations like this seemingly out of the blue, it will definitely make this a title to watch out for even more than it is now. Weirdworld is a truly fun and adventurous book and should Del Mundo ever need a job in the future, a Crystar reboot would definitely be most welcome.

4.5 out of 5

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  1. Weirdworld and Weirdworld Volume 2 were such awesome little series. You got it right with Del Mundo’s art. Colorful, expressive and soft all at once. If you can believe it, Vol 2’s art gets even crazier!

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