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Friday the 13th: Bloodbath #2

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
By: Michael Bailey


Writer: Brian Pulido
Artist: Mike Wolfer

Publisher: Avatar Press Inc.

Plot: Rich and Violet unsuccessfully elude McClintock's men and are recaptured. Jason manages to get free and starts hacking through the soldiers who have been hired to bring him in to be studied.

Commentary: Unlike the A Nightmare on Elm Street book that Avatar is publishing, I am digging this comic immensely. Whereas Pulido is using Freddy and his world to a boring end, his Jason story has been nothing but fun.

I'm not kidding. If another Friday the 13th movie gets produced, this is what I would want to see. A shadowy group wants Jason, so they can study him and his regenerative capabilities. To this end, they gather a bunch of dysfunctional teenagers under the auspices that they are going to clean up Camp Crystal Lake but are, in fact, bait for Jason. It was so perfect, and I really liked the first issue.

The reason this issue didn't score higher was that there wasn't much to it. Not that there needed to be, but it was pretty much Violet and Rich running for their lives as Jason acts like the single minded killing machine he is. Everyone gets what he or she deserved, and it was violent as all get out. I was satisfied, but at the same time I can't give it a four or five Bullets because there wasn't much substance.

In The End: A fun end to a fun story. Pulido obviously had fun writing the story, and Mike Wolfer put a lot of detail into the blood and gore. This book may not be for everyone, but if you like the movies, I suggest tracking down the first issue and buying this one as well. It is well worth the eight dollars you will spend.

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