Hoax Hunters #2 Review
Short Version of the Hoax Hunters #2 Review: Hoax Hunters #2 continues the team’s search for the cause of the unexplained animal (and cryptid) deaths. We get a better feel for the team as well as getting some cool designs for new characters. Oh, and a big bang at the end.
Story: Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley
Art: Axel Medellin
Hoax Hunters #2 finds the Hoax Hunters, a team of paranormal investigators posing as a television crew, trying to find the cause of massive, unexplained animal deaths in Louisiana, including the death of an entire clan of Sasquatch (Sasquatches? Sasquatchii?). Hoax Hunters #2 is still largely about letting us get to know the team. Murder (we find out why he has that name in this issue, and it might not be why you expect – or it might be because you’re so freakin’ clever) gets a little more screen time this issue as well as setting up a new villain that the Hoax Hunters are apparently previously acquainted with, although this time he has gone over and beyond the call of duty. It is nice to see that the world that the Hoax Hunters inhabit is a living, breathing place, where the group has familiarity where they should have it. Still, the best thing in the whole issue is the big reveal at the end, which I expect will kick things into gear when Die Off Another Die Part 3 hits stands next month. Axel Medellin’s renderings of the whole thing are just lovely, by the way. Seriously, his character design is just spot on. They go find themselves in a carnival and introduce my favorite character design from the series so far, at least until the end of Hoax Hunters #2. Hoax Hunters #2 also took the series a little darker and more serious than I expected it to go (based on nothing except my own guesses, mind you). The overall tone of the issue is pretty heavy overall, which is not a complaint by any stretch, it’s actually great to see that there’s a dark side to the world of the Hoax Hunters. Things are definitely looking interesting at the end of the issue. Hoax Hunters #2 is available right now for $2.99 from your local comic book shop, as well as from Comixology. You can also check out the official Hoax Hunters blog for more information, including a preview of Hoax Hunters #2. What does everyone think of Hoax Hunters so far? Do you like the idea of the fake TV show crew that is actually hunting monsters? Sounds like a good RPG campaign to me.