Review: Scumbag #4 (Image Comics)

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Eric Powell
Colorist: Moreno Dinisio
Letterer: Rus Wooton
On Sale: 13/01/2021

Following the events of issue #3 Ernie gets everything he desires but will it be enough?

PLOT AND STORY

This issue is absolutely bonkers! Somehow Rick Remender manages to make each page get crazier and crazier. As the reluctant hero Ernie tries his best to avoid confrontation and just wants to go “go with the flow man” and that’s what brings the humour to this series. When you have super powers that don’t belong to you people are going to expect a certain level of cooperation and following orders isn’t something Ernie is good at. 

As much as I love Ernie Ray, it’s Sister Mary who I really admire. Trying her best to keep Ernie on the straight and narrow she has the hardest job going. I love the conflict between the two characters and I can see Ernie winning mary over in the end and the two becoming great friends.

ARTWORK

Issue #4 is one graphic and sexy comic. Eric Powell and Moreno Dinisio combine to create a bright, vibrant and stunning comic. 

There are two spreads which stand out in this issue, the first being towards the beginning with Ernie in his flying Trans-Am. A two page splash with bright orange tones high in the clouds looks amazing. The two additional panels showing the inside of the car with Ernie, Mary and the Sex bot Pam.

The second stand out moment from this issue is when Ernie enters a party. A huge splash of bodies across two pages with an ominous purple tone is equally beautiful as it is sexually graphic.

Rus Wooton continues to deliver consistent letters which enhance the story on every page.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

Scumbag is a graphic series which takes the most useless person you can think of and throws them into ridiculous situations. The result being hilarious antics, crude humour and plenty of nudity on top of a story with real emotions about life, love and friendship. 

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Image Comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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