Aceblade’s back, like Vegas, baby~!
Unfortunately, the art’s not as good as previous works in the series. The story was easily one of my favorite indie comic stories in a long time, though it had a few plot holes.
In a nutshell, Aceblade visits a crook (Gutshot I think) in a rathe posh jail (or office) who proposes they set up fights between him and the crook’s stable of villains. Aceblade predictably wrecks them. Some of the fighters are those from the mini-comics and other series I haven’t read yet. Gutshot (let’s just call him that because I don’t want to get up from my chair and check Aceblade #4), thinks he has Aceblade over a hot plate- either he loses or the betters will go bankrupt, but if he doesn’t fight the citizens will fight the villains and get killed like Squid Game vs MMA for that 1 million dollar payout. How will Aceblade get out of this situation?
At the end of the comic, there’s a new character who’s come for a fight with Aceblade. He looks VERY familiar. If it’s who I think it is, I am quite impressed. That’s a good ‘get’.
The smeariness of the art doesn’t quite match the story but it does help with the mood. I wasn’t fond of a lot of the art in the fights either, though it wasn’t hard to follow. Not their best work by far, but I like the framing and pacing more here than in the first Aceblade comic. Naturally, as a Danny Quick Kickstarter, it was late (haha) but he always delivers. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Aceblade at 4th Wall Productions