Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. I figured it would be a fun bit to do, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 13, which is a Great Plot Twist.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
Stray Bullets was already an excellent comic book right off of the bat, but I think that writer/artist David Lapham took it to a whole other level in the fourth issue of the series.
Young Virginia Applejack has a shitty home life in 1978. So in this issue, she runs away from home and is picked up by a stranger with eyes for her…
Throughout their ride together, Ginny and Paul strike up a bond as he says that she can be in his “gang” with him, but Paul also seems to look at her quite lecherously (a waitress at a diner looks at him disapprovingly). What could possibly be in the glove compartment?
After a few stops (including what appeared to be a robbery of a convenience store), we reach the end of the story where Paul finally reveals his motivations…
What a messed up twist. But what a great comic book. I can’t believe we’re actually going to see it return!