"Nanny & Hank #2" Comic Review
Written by James "Spez" Ferguson
Published by Bluewater Comics
Written by Mark L. Miller
Illustrated by Steven Babb
2010, 36 pages
Comic released on December 2nd, 2010
Everyone has that one relative that's a little weird. In the case of Nanny & Hank, there's a pair of them and they're a lot weirder than most. Nanny & Hank tells the story of a couple of grandparents who have just been turned into vampires. Nan and Grandpa Hank are still adjusting to these changes such as avoiding sunlight and the thirst for blood. They have to get used to this fast though because they have to go visit their grandkids in Ohio. Meanwhile, the vampire responsible for turning them is now under investigation from the council.
While I didn't read the first issue, the second one provides enough of a back story for any new reader to jump on board. Plus, it doesn't pound the exposition over your head either. It's presented as part of the story and it works well.
Nanny & Hank is a vampire story with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. It's a funny story with dark humor. The art by Steven Babb fits the tale perfectly. He has a cartoonish style with rough edges and sharp corners. You can tell that these characters are old but they still have a sweet side to them. After all, they're somebody's grandparents. The backgrounds are slightly off but again, still cater to the story. For example, door frames are wider at the top than they are at the bottom. It's a weird little detail, but it works completely here.
There's definitely still a lot to look forward to with this book. Will Nanny & Hank tell their family about their new lifestyle? Will they encounter the council? Will the cops start investigating the strange murders in the area? There are a lot of questions but I'm looking forward to finding out more.
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