CHUM #2 landed this week, a mere fortnight after #1, and I wondered if the double shipping would kill people. It did not. I wondered if the reviews would still love us. They did. I wondered if I would round up the reviews and drop the hot quotes here. I am/will/did [depending on your tense for reading this].
As always, all praise for this comic should point directly at the feet of Sami Kivela on inks, Mark Dale on colours, Nic J Shaw on letters, Dan Hill on edits, Tyler James on oversight, and Sami back-to-back with Joe Mulvey and Jules Rivera on covers.
Todd Young at AiPT! gave us a drop dead gorgeous 10/10 [LINK], saying “There’s an economy of space when you only have three issues to pull off a plot like the one laid out so far, but the story is tight and fast paced, with little wasted.”
Ed Garrett at TMStash popped us in with the 9/10 comics [LINK], saying “writer Ryan K. Lindsay ups that ante considerably in the second installment of his “Surf Noir” masterpiece!”
Mike Annerino at Big Comic Page gives us 3/5 with the winner of our lifetime pull quote [LINK], saying “It’s great toilet material.”
James Ferguson at HorrorTalk dropped a grand 5/5 on us [LINK], saying “CHUM is a book tailer-made for any fan of film noir or pulp novels.”
Indie comics burn on the oxygen your voice breathes into them, so thanks for the words, the tweets, the sidewalk banter, the viral graffiti campaign. You peeps are all the best peeps, and we will see you for #3 very very soon.