REVIEW: 'End After End' #2 by Tim Daniel, David Andry, Sunando C, and Kurt Michael Russell



Writer: Tim Daniel, David Andry
Artist: Sunando C, Kurt Michael Russell
Letters: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: September 28, 2022
Cover Price: $4.99

We're all the heroes of our own stories.

Although his life has ended, Walt's story has just begun. With Grink as his guide, Walt travels into the unknown to retrieve a mystical relic.

But when he falters, a fellow warrior illuminates a dark truth:
To wear the hero's mantle in the End After End, you must seize it.

★★★★ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: Tim Daniel and David Andry have conjured up a delightful new series where in issue one we were introduced to an interesting new version of purgatory where if you survive, you're spared eternal life in heaven or hell. Not knowing your ultimate fate makes this afterlife a fair compromise until you realize you've just stepped into a very dangerous fantasy realm in the middle of a war. Walt's sudden and untimely death lands him in the midst of a battle. Confused and cowardly, he scoffs at the idea put forth by a winged ally named Grink to get into the fight. Issue two follows Walt as he continues to gain confidence and show his mettle while encountering monsters. There are some revealing flashbacks that provide a little backstory showing Walt is not without some honor and bravery. Readers learn more of the rules of this new world just as Walt does. The story continues to evolve into an interesting fantasy adventure that's engrossing albeit somewhat familiar territory. Sunando C and Kurt Michael Russell continue to provide some exciting visuals layered in warm hues. 
'End After End' continues to be an intriguing fantasy story featuring a regular schmoe as the unlikely underdog warrior trying to stave off the eternal afterlife. It's a fun concept worth digging into.