The Sixsmiths Volume 2 @CaliberComics Review from @kleffnotes

The second volume of The Sixsmiths is a bit different than the first volume. Instead of just focusing on the family we are shown what is happening in the lives of some of the supporting characters. In this issue there are brand new struggles for the lovable suburban satanists of Victoria.

Cain’s friend Dennis is trying to figure out just what to do with his life now that he’s converted to satanism. He thought that this change would make him cooler, but it doesn’t seem like anyone cares. With some help from Lilith he sets out to make himself into a brand new person, but he isn’t the only one. Upon her return to Australia, Jezabelle Sixsmith dives back into satanism with a newfound zeal. When a fire destroys the church she is the key suspect by some of the unholy congregation, specifically Mrs. Havisham, which leads her on a quest for something more. As the church tries to determine what has happened and how they will recover, Annie begins working with women of the church to raise funds and Ralf is tapped to help understand the money handling of the previous treasurer. There is not much of Cain and Lilith in this volume, though we do learn that Cain has a girlfriend, who happens to be of a different faith. Volume two of The Sixsmiths is very much a book about transitions as many characters find themselves setting out on new paths, including the vicar of the church himself.

sixsmith-concert

I really enjoyed being able to see the development of characters outside of the main Sixsmith household, especially Dennis. In the first volume he was trying so hard to be cool and in this volume we get to see him growing up and discovering who he is. I also really enjoyed Jezabelle’s character. The art in volume two is diverse and adds a fun new element to the story. Instead of one artist there are a number of talented people who illustrated different chapters. The final chapter is a collection of all of the artists which allows you to see all of their work flowing together. With this volume focusing so much of transitions getting to see all the characters drawn in a variety of ways added to this theme of change. Beyond the main plot I really enjoyed the addition of a Jesus themed comic that Ralf was reading. You can find information on where to read The Sixsmiths Volume 2 on Jason Frank’s website.

havisham

Share your comics thoughts with us in the comments or on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my blog, kleffnotes.wordpress.com, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Advertisements

One thought on “The Sixsmiths Volume 2 @CaliberComics Review from @kleffnotes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s