Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Colourist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Editor: Keven Gardner
Designer: Sasha E Head
Publisher: Image

Old Walter has abducted FBI agent Victoria. Madeline is talking to ‘Mother’, who, if human, is definitely unwell. And we meet some more serial killers, including a set of ginger twins who love horror movies and a massive bloke in a hi-vis who definitely doesn’t make me worry about our bin men.

The last issue ended with Walter taking issue with Madeline and her weird lasses, called haints or husks. Walter recruits some of his serial killer mates to help him deal with Madelines’ security detail, who, despite being burly, heavily armed blokes, are possibly the least dangerous people in this comic.

As with the first issue, it’s an absolute sea of crimson. Disembowelling, eyepopping, punctured jugulars – it runs the gamut.

Dennis is still alive for now, but for how much longer? Vic is released by Walter but doesn’t get very far. And we meet another of Walter’s friends.

Vinyl continues to provide a mix of intrigue, gore and a little comedy. The well-paced plot and vibrant art make this one of my favourite books of the summer so far.

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