From the New York Times-bestselling hosts of the hit The Last Podcast on the Left and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this all-new humorous, horror, and action-packed comic book series that’s Near Dark meets Ocean’s Eleven. As their quest to be cured of vampirism unfolds, Hex and Steve are hired by a monster with a grudge to sabotage the ancient vampires and steal their magical relic!
COMICONThe witty dialog coupled with the vibrant but balanced art gives the whole book a vibe that is wholly unique and makes it stand out like a crimson splatter on freshly printed newprint. I find myself wanting the next issue just to see where this unhinged story is going and know fully well I’m going to read this issue for a fourth time just to see if I catch all the strange little oddities stuffed within its pages.
AIPTThe thing about stories is that they tend to get more complicated the further they go on. (Unless it’s The Red Green Show — zing!) But Operation Sunshine did it with a careful and thoughtful approach, aligning all of its various elements and assuming a dedicated path to grow without forgetting what truly works at its core. And that’s not only really epic vampire mayhem, but a simple story of two people struggling with really being alive. I await the added layers so long as hearts keep breaking, the intrigue builds, and the blood keeps flowing.
ComicBook.comOperation Sunshine #2 is a little confusing, but a part of that is the structure. The issue drops readers in right where the first issue leaves off and attempts to provide backstory as to who Anwar is after while also informing Hex and Steve at the same time. That backstory is devised to introduce us to several other characters while also spreading a bit of distrust for Anwar who may or may not exactly be trustworthy. It's pretty dense and there's a lot to pick through and at times some of the dialogue and characterizations seem superfluous. But Anwar is weirdly likable even if bordering on moustache twirling territory and while some of the overall plot of what is going on feels a little muddled here, the mess Hex and Steve have found themselves in is interesting enough to keep going. It's a little rough, just like the first issue, but it still holds promise.