Friday, 3 March 2017

The Fix, Volume 2 Review (Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber)


A corrupt town like LA needs inspiring, hard-working and honourable law enforcement officials to clean it up. Roy and Mac are not those dudes. They’re a pair of detectives as corrupt, if not more, as the criminals they deal with! Their boss - not the chief of police but a psychotic gangster - needs them to make LAX safe for him to transport goods through. And then Roy gets into more shit when the teen actress he’s meant to be protecting gets shot dead by burglars!

Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s The Fix gets even better with Volume 2 - I love this series! The overall story is a little vague and it’s definitely the most plot-driven title, but it’s basically about two fuck-ups getting into silly, stupid scrapes and on that level it consistently delivers. 

In this second book we meet the Millennial Mayor of LA, a secret stoner and an utter twat who just wants to play video games and smoke weed; Meth-Head Matty, star of Meth Addict Fight Club; and Deal, psycho Josh’s man with the plan at LAX. Donovan, the mental movie producer, is still around and still mental, Josh continues doing fucked up shit, and Pretzels the Beagle is still adorbs. Pretzels’ origins were so daaaawwwwwww! 

Spencer’s dialogue and the stuff he puts Roy and Mac through is too funny while Lieber’s art is the perfect accompaniment to the script, brilliantly selling the comedy. This is easily the best thing Nick Spencer’s writing at the moment and one of the must-read Image titles being published now. I can’t get enough of it and recommend it to fans of this creative team’s last collaboration, The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, as well as anyone who’s looking for a highly entertaining contemporary crime caper comedy.

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