Review: Money Shot #12 (Vault Comics)

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Caroline Leigh Layne
Colorist: Kurt Michael Russell
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 30th June 2021

It’s time to get sexy in space, it’s time for the Money Shot.

PLOT AND STORY 

As the XXX-plorers reel from the loss of one of their members (heh…members), they face a major budget shortfall and a lack of desire to keep the hits coming. Chris deals with the unofficial parody films starring the XXX-XXX-plorers, while Annie has to figure out why all of their remaining power is going to a backwater planet…and rescue dear Doug while she’s at it!

This month’s issue takes a turn in a more emotional direction. We forget that underneath all the penis chainsaws and nymphomaniac deers there are real people with real feelings and when one of them is down we all feel it. Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie have mastered the quippy one liners, double entendre’s and slapstick humour but can also bring the story back down to a much more grounded level. Chris has always been the heart to this group and seeing her struggles with the loss of her ex gripped me more to the story than I thought it would. 

ARTWORK 

Caroline Leigh Layne proves she is no one issue wonder as her second issue as the artist on the series is yet another triumphant explosion of sexy magic. I find the way she sets up each page flows naturally and helps you understand exactly what’s happening in the story at times without even the need for words. 

I commented in my last review about how well Caroline draws butts and from the looks of other reviews I wasn’t the only one to notice. This issue I felt it was the hair which got special attention. Chris and Annie’s hair always look so perfect in every panel, especially the sexy scenes which contribute more to the illusion of the fantasy. Kurt Michael Russell also plays his part this issue adding the colour scheme in his usual bold and bright way creating a huge part of the comics identity. 

FINAL THOUGHTS 

Money Shot is still the sexiest comic on the shelves and I like how they manage to push it a little bit further with every issue. This latest issue digs a little deeper into the emotional mindsets of the characters with a page turner of a cliffhanger at the end.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Vault comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images and artwork are courtesy of Vault comics and their respective owners.

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