Image Comics reviews for 3-28-18

The Beef #2

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The Beef is a mind-numbing narrative that is described as a ‘biochemical romance.’ It’s more of a bio-disaster. The story revolves around a number of individuals that are connected by one bizarre incident then the story follows each of them in the aftermath of it. A man, Chuck, who after a lifetime of ingesting beef becomes a creature made of beef. After that, the story splinters off in multiple direction following the multiple people involved in the incident.

This calamity is the collaborative effort of Richard Starkings and Tyler Shainline, who are responsible for the plot and script. The art and colors are by Tyler Shainline. It has an extremely pedestrian appearance at best. Beyond the somewhat useful information about beef, Mexico and illegal immigration, the comic is downright dreadful.   

The Beef is easily one of the worst comic books that I have ever read. I am mad that I took the time to read it. The book offers nearly no satisfaction. It has one page of witty humor. Beyond that, its best used as a bookend. Sometimes in many comics, you can at least enjoy how it’s drawn. The Beef in not one of those. The story is idiotic, the artwork has no appeal, and the combination of the two leaves us with a comic book that should come with a warning label. –Da’Mon Guy

Rating: 3 out of 10

Photo Credit: Image Comics

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