Vol 2: On a Cold Winter's Night, illustrated by Marcos Martín & Muntsa Vicente
Friday is on her own to solve the biggest case of her life, but she'll have to get over crippling depression and through tons of cryptic clues in order to do it. As she starts to piece together the last few cases Lancelot tried to solve, she realizes there's a much bigger picture that she'll need to look at to connect all the dots. Some of her sleuthing introduces some magical objects and mystical beings, so Lance's hunches for the supernatural being involved prove correct!
After getting over the hurt for where the first volume ended, I inhaled this second installment, which didn't end off any better, but at least this time I was slightly expecting it. This really is a classic Brubaker who-done-it that will warrant a re-read or two in order to find all the clues he's dropped throughout the story. There are a couple of chapters full of action where illustrators Martin and Vicente really get to shine, including a particularly gruesome but captivating scene with a creature on fire. This is definitely still one I'd put more towards the older readers section because of the amount of violence, presence and use of tobacco, and Friday's comfortability with more colorful language.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication December 20, 2022
ISBN: 9781534324596 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Supernatural, Mystery, Image Comics
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