Publisher: Image Comics
Release: June 5th 2018
Received: Read as single issues
Issues: Motor Crush 6-11
I read Motor Crush Vol. 2 as single issues.
It’s time for the second volume of Motor Crush! For a really fast paced series like this I’ve got to admit that the waiting between issues can be really painful at times! Motor Crush volume two is possibly even more action packed than the first volume, and it has a few more answers this time around too, for which I’m very grateful for.
Wow, so this volume is only six issues long, but it feels like so very much happened in such a short span. If you’re getting ready to read this one now, then let me tell you to get ready for a wild ride (no pun intended, but happily accepted). I know I personally had at least a dozen questions about what was going on here; starting with ‘what exactly is Domino’ and ending with ‘who is that dude?’ and including everything else in between.
Thankfully this volume does in fact contain some answers. Granted, it gave me a ton more questions too, but beggars can’t be choosers here. There’s still a lot more to the story, such as I’d love to learn more about Domino’s origin. We have a vague idea about it now, but really how much exactly do we know? Other than knowing the paths Domino will have to explore to learn who she is…not much.
Like I said above, this volume is really action packed. Any by that I mean basically shit hits the fan. The world moved on in the time Domino was gone, and not necessarily for the better. I can’t imagine how tough it was on everyone who thought they had lost Domino; nor can I imagine what it’d be like to realize you’ve lost two years of your life.
There’s a lot of personal tension and drama in this volume, which at times felt kind of overwhelming. I think it did serve to push forward a lot of character development though, so I think I’m okay with it all. It did do a wonderful job of showing the true colors of some of the characters, which is always nice to se.
There were several scenes in this volume that felt like gut punches. And I mean that in the best way possible. You really feel the loss Domino (and at times her father) felt and just how lost and confused she was. There were two scenes in particular where I feel like they couldn’t have made you feel more for Domino if they tried. But maybe they’ll prove me wrong in the next volume, who knows?
I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far into my review and I haven’t even talked about the artwork! The art for this series is seriously striking. I love the design of each of the characters – especially when they’re all geared up to ride. I also absolutely adore the color palettes used. It’s actually what brought my attention to this series in the first place.
I can’t wait to see what they do in volume three. I’m seriously hoping for more answers as to what is going on, but I’ll settle for any scraps they’re willing to give me. I do think that they’ll be delving into Domino’s abilities, and with that may come a better idea of who/what she is, but I’m just guessing there. Regardless, I can’t wait!