Warlords of Appalachia #2
Art by: Jonas Scharf
Cover by: Robert Sammelin
Written by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Release: November 23, 2016
Review by: A.D. Marrero
The Warlords Appalachia are rising out of the darkness. The aftermath of a second civil war left Kentucky as the only state not recognizing U.S. sovereignty. Meet Kade Mercer, a reluctant folk hero and mechanic who is leading the charge as the first Warlord of Appalachia.
I took a risk with this book since I had not read the first issue, but I figured, “why not?” I was not left disappointed. The second issue takes us straight into battle as the Warlords are trying to attempt a rescue mission. All the while a timer is announcing “The auto crowd suppression system will activate in three minutes.”
As the issue progresses we run into several plot twists and turns that only Phillip Kennedy Johnson could provide as the writer of this series. Jonas Scharf does an excellent job bringing the characters to life with art that can be described as simple yet thrilling. The details in the character’s expression not only make you empathize with the characters but also brings in the harsh realities of war.
Who is Kade Mercer trying to rescue? Who are the blue people? And what’s going to happen when the crowd suppression system activates? Be sure to pick up your copies of the first two issues of “Warlords of Appalachia”, available now.