Taylor does not give up. He starts out this issue with the some of the same problems as the last one–his dialogue is too cute, his banter too contrived. But he sells the concept through determination.
He goes very episodic. The protagonist is fielding a call on her talk radio show from a girl threatening suicide. The issue is them going back and forth, the girl’s story slowly revealing itself.
This comic raises a number of interesting questions–yes, Taylor has his writing problems, but he’s always fully committed to himself and to the work. He’s not half-assed, ever. The art isn’t great, but it gets the job done. So what else should Alone in the Dark be doing?
The most interesting thing should be the ending, which answers a question Taylor sneakily raises to the reader. Sadly it’s not. But Taylor’s ambitious and ambition counts for something.
Blood Makes Noise, Part Two; writer, artist and letterer, Larime Taylor; publisher, Image Comics.