REVIEW: ‘Going To The Chapel #2’

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Going To The Chapel #2

Going To The Chapel #2  is published by Action Lab Entertainment, written by David Pepose, with art by Gavin Guidry, colors by Liz Kramer, and letters by Ariana Maher. The heist series has as much heart as the last issue, as a group of bank robbers showed up on Emily Anderson’s big day. But even before things began going awry, Emily was having major doubts about her upcoming nuptials to Jesse. Once the bank robbers break in and Emily reunites with a long-lost love, Tom, she realizes this is her chance to get the hell out of dodge. But should she take it?

Now in Going To The Chapel #2, someone called the police, and the gang of bank robbers has to figure out their escape route. Meanwhile, Emily and Tom are still figuring out their complicated feelings while Emily’s soon-to-be husband, Jesse, sits in the church plotting a way to stop the robbers and save Emily. Unbeknownst to him, she doesn’t want to be saved.

Going To The Chapel #2 amps up a lot of the action that the first issue had in its final act. It also begins to show the past relationship between Tom and Emily. The two have a lot of chemistry, more so than her and her current fiancé. In my previous review, my biggest critique was that Jesse was boring. Luckily, Tom is not. Tom is the classic bad boy and his charisma jumps off the page. It is no wonder Emily is drawn to him. However, he is still a criminal and the end of the issue makes that extremely apparent. The cliff hanger at the end of the issue feels like a complete 180 from the rest of the issue. The stakes just got a lot higher, and while everyone was in danger it never felt all that dire, until now.

While there is some tonal dissonance concerning the ending in relation to the rest of the book, it does serve as a reminder that these men are bank robbers. As charming as they may be, they are still criminals willing to maim and kill to achieve their objective. Pepose’s script at times is downright hilarious. Additionally, despite not having a lot of dialogue, the dynamic he creates between Tom and Emily is still very strong. This goes well with Guidry’s art. The characters are always shown with detailed expressions that display a lot of the emotions that are not necessarily spoken. Their chemistry is as much in their body language as it is in the script.

Overall, Going To The Chapel #2 is a fun read and a must-grab for fans of heist and action movies. I look forward to the remainder of this Bonnie and Clyde inspired romantic-comedy series.

Going To The Chapel #2 is available now in comic book stores everywhere.

Going To The Chapel #2
4.5

TL;DR

Overall, Going To The Chapel #2 is a fun read and a must-grab for fans of heist and action movies. I look forward to the remainder of this Bonnie and Clyde inspired romantic-comedy series.