Lookouts 2 Review – Riddle
Lookouts 2 Review Short Version: Ben McCool and Rob Mommaerts continue their run on the Penny Arcade property-turned-full-blown-comic book. Issue two continues our introduction to the Lookouts themselves and sets up some trouble that looks like it will be going down next issue. Both beautifully drawn and well-written, it’s a great book and one I’m glad to finally have the second issue of.
Lookouts 2 Writer: Ben McCool
Lookouts 2 Artist: Rob Mommaerts
Lookouts 2 Review
It seems like forever ago that we got the first issue of the Lookouts comic book. The first issue was released digitally several months ago, and it was awesome. Now, finally, Lookouts 2 has been released and – good news – it is still awesome. Part of this is due my admiration for the world of The Lookouts, something that is hard to explain, being both parts of things familiar and uniquely its own. However, the more important contributor here is that McCool and Mommaerts seem to have a great grasp of who the Lookouts are and what makes them compelling. The second issue is filled with conflict, both with the monsters of the forest and internally, as you would expect from a group of kids who are tasked with learning to protect the forest while figuring out who they are. The issue is well-balanced among talking, character-building, and action. There’s a nice bit of backstory in there, too, but all of that leads up to a challenge for one of the Lookouts at the end of the issue that will force him to decide if he will follow his instincts or his training. My bet is on the former. I’m definitely excited to see where things go next month, and Mommaerts’ art in Lookouts is really something to look at. I highly recommend you grab it.