Ice Cream Man #10

One of my more recent reviews over at Impulse Gamer.  I picked this issue to review after picking up issue #9 on a lark at my local shop.  Given that this series is very loosely connected, and this issue was part two of the anthology started in the previous issue I was curious to see how it turned out.

ice-cream-man-10_7e46b36235Turns out there wasn’t a connection at all, and you know what?  For the story that was presented in this issue I was totally cool with that.  I’ve read two issues of this book now and the quality has been maintained through both (I know, huge sample size).  This issue was completely unlike anything else I’ve ever picked up too, as the first half of the book is in Spanish.  I was surprised, but if anything this adds to the atmosphere of the book, as it is set in a Mexican border town.

The tale of love and colonialism is very well told, and the art is top-notch.  In fact, the strength of the art is what helped a guy like me who is utterly clueless when it comes to the language get what I felt was the maximum impact from the story.  I very much got it from the Anglo-Saxon perspective, and not knowing what was being said in Spanish highlighted that I don’t know anything about that culture, and perhaps I’m the intruder in that world.

Regardless, this was an excellent read, and if you can still find a copy grab it, or wait for the trade and get the whole arc at once.

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