Issue by Issue – Weirdworld Vol.2 #1

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artist – Mike Del Mundo
Colours – Mike Del Mundo, Marco D’Alfonso
Letters – Cory Petit

Becca has no idea where she is. She was on her way to dispose of her mother’s ashes when she suddenly found herself in the middle of a battle in who-knows-where and to say she is a little befuddled is putting it lightly. It is not long before she finds herself talking to a strange little man in a mask who claims responsibility for bringing her to Weirdworld from Earth, a wizard named Ogeode. Those in the know meaning longtime readers will remember Ogeode as the man responsible for creating the Crystal Warriors including Crystar. Sadly, Goleta the Wizardslayer puts an end to him almost immediately and Becca finds herself squiring for Goleta as she has no idea what to actually do, now stranded on an alien planet. Or something of the sort. Where Jason Aaron left off, Sam Humphries picks up and we are taken back to Weirdworld with a new leading character in Becca and the ever-evolving mystery that is the land she now finds herself in. Joining Humphries is artist extraordinaire Mike Del Mundo whose painted work is some of the best in the business and he transforms what would otherwise seem like the not-quite mundane into the extremely fascinating. This issue features a little of what we have seen before, namely Moltar, Arkon and Morgan Le Fay, and a little that we have not. What is most interesting is that Weirdworld survived Secret Wars and is now a permanent fixture in the Marvel Universe. How it did so is obviously not known, but the fact that it did opens up an entirely new realm of storytelling opportunities, not only for the Black Knight or Arkon or Crystar but for all the characters in the Marvel U that might have fallen by the wayside and have nowhere to go as of yet. Becca is an intriguing character thus far; though there is really very little to go on at the moment and it should be a lot of fun finding out as we discover not only more of her but more of the land and the inhabitants that make up Weirdworld. A truly fun read from start to finish.

4 out of 5

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