Vol 2: Fandemonium, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, colored by Matt Wilson, lettered by Clayton Cowles
Laura is reeling with the events of the first volume, something that other gods and Fans constantly bring up and remind her about. But Laura is determined to get to the bottom of the murder plot, and she dives head first into the Fandom scene to figure out who the guilty ones are. This means attending concerts, fan conventions, and asking questions. It also means communing with gods at their concerts, something Laura is afraid to venture into since her friend was murdered. Ananke, meanwhile, is busy finding the rest of the 12 gods to complete the pantheon, and you might be surprised at a couple of them.
This volume jumped around a bit more in the storytelling department, and there were a few things I am still very confused about. Some of them are definitely elements we will have explained as the series goes on, but there were some that were narrative shifts or unclear illustrations that didn't fully explain the events happening. Regardless, the overall story is still really intriguing, and I am hooked on figuring out this murder plot with Laura.
The illustrations and coloring of this series continue to be one of my favorites in recent memory. Colors are vivid, especially during a party scene with Bacchus that serves as a faithful surrogate to a hallucinogenic mind-trip.
Image rates this for mature audiences. There is a lot of cussing, and some gory violence, and some hints at adult situations. Despite these, this series is definitely one upper high-school audiences will enjoy, especially as Percy Jackson fans grow up and are ready for a mature story involving deities.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
ISBN: 9781632153272 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Magic, Mythology, Image Comics
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