It’s been a while since I checked in on this book and I have to say that that it heads in a strange direction in this issue. It’s not that it shouldn’t head in the direction it does, its just the way in which it gets there that is strange. Finally a character is introduced that isn’t fucking annoying when they talk, but he’s too self-aware and becomes more of a commentary mouth piece for the comic medium at large.
Our Crew has finally made it out of the Convention center and into the Gaslamp District. Low and behold there are Zombies outside as well! The shit hits the fan and we’re flashed forward to a month later and we see a bad ass looking black dude on a motorcycle looking down at the pitchers mount of Petco Netco Park. Amanda shoots up a flare and he rides his motorcycle off a roof and lands it perfectly. As he races down the streets he pulls out one of his double swords and begins chopping off heads. He winds up in trouble though and needs Amanda to rescue him. Apparently they were playing a game and Amanda is winning eleven nil. Back at Fort Awesome, Kyle breaks the fourth wall and all my hopes and dreams with it.
It’s issue five and this story continues to try way too hard to be hip and cool. “Fort Awesome” is one thing, but the fourth wall stint was not funny. I get the gag and if it had been in the middle of a movie, maybe it would have been funny.