Connect with us
I read the previous issues featuring D4ve and I thought it ended properly, so I was curious to what direction Ryan Ferrier was going to take with D4ve2. What shenanigans are the characters going to get into? Is it good?

Comic Books

Is It Good? D4ve2 #1 Review

AIPT may be compensated for part of the sale if you buy something through this post. Read our Privacy Policy for more.

I read the previous issues featuring D4ve and I thought it ended properly, so I was curious to what direction Ryan Ferrier was going to take with D4ve2. What shenanigans are the characters going to get into? Is it good?

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

D4ve2 #1 (IDW Publishing)


I read the previous issues featuring D4ve and I thought it ended properly, so I was curious to what direction Ryan Ferrier was going to take with D4ve2. What shenanigans are the characters going to get into? Is it good?

The issue takes place one year after D4ve saved the 34rth from an alien invasion. He is now the general of D-fense and resonates the good ole slogan, “life is good.” There’s no more boring desk job, and though his wife is now his ex-wife, they seem to be on friendly terms. His relationship with his son, 5cotty, is further developed and it’s interesting to see their wacky personalities crash together.

There’s not much in terms of plot. There are no more aliens and they’ve rebuilt the city, so now his soldiers are conducting drills. We get a bit of drama with the ex-wife and her new lover, Fr3d, while D4ve gets a new possible love interest, B3th. There are panels between 5cotty and his best friend Br4d that highlight teenage angst from his parents’ fallout, which further humanizes the characters. The main storyline is that four months ago, a black hole showed up out of nowhere (cue some more butt jokes). Something spits out of it, so they go and check it out. That’s about all we get…or all I’m giving you as it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. A pretty interesting one.

I read the previous issues featuring D4ve and I thought it ended properly, so I was curious to what direction Ryan Ferrier was going to take with D4ve2. What shenanigans are the characters going to get into? Is it good?

As you can see, we still get the leetspeak from the previous issues and the same form of language. Same great dialogue, only this time there’s way more “butts” added in for measure. This comic has the most unusual form of cursing. I don’t think you’ll see “banana-pants mcfuck-buttons” in anything else.

The art is still really great. I love the attention to detail and Ramon continues to impress me with his work. Vivid colors, great cohesion, and awesome in terms of props and background scenes. The references are still there, but much fewer than before. I was wondering why they kept saying “jobsdamn” and took about two times before I realized that it was Steve Jobs being alluded to God. I think those little things are what makes this such a unique comic.

Is It Good?

If you liked the first series, then I think it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy D4ve2. It doesn’t have too many laughs, but there are some intriguing ideas coming into play. The first started off slow and I imagine this one will have that same feel.

Comments

In Case You Missed It

The comics podcast talk webcomics, why they're good, and pick their favorites. The comics podcast talk webcomics, why they're good, and pick their favorites.

AIPT Comics Podcast Episode 79: Our favorite webcomics and what makes the format so great

Comic Books

New WWE United States Championshipdesign New WWE United States Championshipdesign

New WWE United States Championship design unveiled on Raw

Pro Wrestling

Comic-Con@Home Comic-Con@Home

Comic-Con@Home 2020: Day 3 schedule and events revealed

Comic Books

Robert Kirkman explains Marvel 'resented the fact that I didn't need them.' Robert Kirkman explains Marvel 'resented the fact that I didn't need them.'

Robert Kirkman says he was “treated like crap” at Marvel Comics

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup