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21 November 2016

Rok of the Reds - issue 2

Rok of the Reds issue 2 was published by BHP comics in July this year and for those of you coming to it late, this is what you've missed...

Industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Judgement on Gotham, A History of Violence) team up once again to bring you Rok of the Reds alongside stunning art by Dan Cornwell.

Rok of the Reds is a six part series showing what happens when the lives of a dangerous intergalactic outlaw and an arrogant footballer collide. With his home world destroyed, Rok of Arkadi is on the run and needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled football star Kyle Dixon.

A black comedy about revenge, redemption and the ‘beautiful game’.

My spoiler free review...
In this issue ("Alien Blood") the alien Rok tried to get to grips with the purpose of football "...yes. a pointless pastime, and yet...something strangely pleasing about it. Difficult not to feel a certain sense of...exhilaration. No doubt it will pass" while at the same time trying to maintain the pretence of living in a boarding house in the suburbs (shades of early Doomlord stories in the new Eagle here). But is his secret about to be revealed?


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