This critically acclaimed series of not-so-sweet singular stories continues with four more tales of woe, redemption, and unlimited toppings.Collects ICE CREAM MAN #5-8 ...
|Title||:||Ice Cream Man, Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
Ice Cream Man, Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan Reviews
For a guy who loves weird shit, this latest volume seems to be pushing all the correct little nodes and buttons for me. Issue 5 through 8 were just nuts, each with their own ballads of violence, twisted body horror shit and also, poignancy. You'll know which one I'm talking about.
The stories and art style are superb, but everything in this book is horrendously bleak. I know that's the point, but man, not a single solitary beam of narrow sunlight in these pages. Engaging ideas, but I don't know if I could recommend this one.
Definitely not as good as Volume One. I sped through this in about a half hour and was slightly disappointed. I hope these stories are important for the next volume and this was just filler. If not I may not continue with this series.
That rushed a little faster than expected. Enjoyed a lot of these stories. Mainly Neapolitan with the three possible stories based on when the man finishes his Neapolitan ice cream.
There is this scene in Sandman, in the first volume, where Doctor Dee is in a diner with a buch of people and they (along with the rest of the country/world(?)) start unravelling into madness and horror. That scene made a huge impression on me when I first read it at a young age, one of my first glimpses into horror as a genre. I was facinated by how intreaging and captivating it was, despite being so horrible. There was never any relief from the pain and awfulness, but it was so thrilling at th ...more
This one is so messed up, like way too messed up. To the point that I just couldn’t enjoy it, even for the art or connections or creativity.
There are a couple of standout stories here, but because all of the stories (both in this volume and the previous one) take place in the same town, it's probably best to read them back to back. It's just cool to actually recognize the cameos and connections.