Monday, August 26, 2013
Conversion Experience: Six-Gun Gorilla #2
Boom! Studios; July 2013; $2.99
In this second installment of Six-Gun Gorilla, death-seeking Blue struggles to survive on the bizarre, blasted wasteland that is the Blister. After escaping from squid-like tumbleweeds, Blue and the genetically altered gorilla who has befriended him arrive in a small town.
He soon meets Dora, a woman trying to survive in a brutal landscape. She explains to Blue that she and the other settlers are caught between the Earth military and the rebel forces. The war is pointless, but as we have seen in the first two issues, it makes for intriguing - and profitable - reality television.
Much to his surprise, Blue learns that Dora is a prostitute. When she feels that she is being judged, Dora explains it in very simple terms. If she does not sell her body, then what she has will be taken by force. In this way, she at least has a bit of control over the process. It's terribly sad, so I wonder if Blue - a hopeless romantic - and Dora will fall in love.
Resourceful survivor of the Blister
Skilled (+2) at: Survival, Commerce
Bad (-2) at: Culture