Stanton, James – The Herbivores #2



The Herbivores #2

James does an excellent job with some facts at the start of this issue, putting up some figures that everybody should know.  He lists the number of deaths each year from smoking, drinking (even leaving out all the drunk driving deaths), overdoses from illicit drugs, and ends with the number of deaths each year from marijuana usage: 0.  It’s really no wonder this country is more or less bankrupt when we waste so much money on something so stupid.  This issue is an attempt to get to know the characters a little better, as it’s all time spent making their way to the mysterious temple and talking about the dinosaur society.  I still can’t tell the members of the band apart, even if they do have different hats and/or hair, because they’re essentially all the same person.  Er, dinosaur.  The flashback in this issue also shows the results of their previous trip to this temple, the creature that almost came out of it and what has happened every time they’re tried to send somebody back in.  One other thing I’ve missed reading the first two issues: why exactly are they going to this place, as it’s so clearly deadly?  Ah well, maybe the third issue will clear that up.  James also has a backup story this time around with a robot and a computer talking like drunken, robotic teenagers.  It’s funnier than it sounds, trust me.  All told this is fun series, the art’s pretty great but I’m not at all sure that the story is anything other than an excuse to have stoned dinosaurs wandering around.  The third issue will decide all that, I suppose.  $2


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