“Another impressive showing from a terrific series!”
In Knight in the Snake Pit, we follow a character Allister Ward who is stuck in two worlds, jumping back and forth at random. One world is 1940’s Los Angeles, where he’s a patient at a mental hospital and the other world is a medieval fantasy world, where he’s being begged by a king to save his daughter and his kingdom from an impending invasion that could happen at any moment.
Allister must determine if he’s really suffering from delusions or if everything in both worlds is real. If that’s the case, he needs to worry about how to not get killed by his “delusions.”
This picks up right after the first issue ended. It dives deeper into the mystery of what could be possibly going on, along with showing us more of both worlds that the story takes place in.
With this issue, Allister is starting to get a handle on how to jump between both worlds. With that, we get to explore each one a little bit more as the story progresses. His loyalty to the king is also tested with a battle of a fierce creature. Add that with him trying to figure out what’s going on in the modern-day, which takes place in the 1940s. It’s a pretty wild story and loads of fun.
The quality of the art continues to be really good going into this second issue. Everything has a cool looking style; it doesn’t matter if it is an old car or some kind of ogre monster, it all looks awesome! Especially when he gets into some of the more crazier aspects of the book.
After reading the first two issues of this title I can easily recommend this as something you should check out. And depending on when you read this review, there is a Kickstarter you can help fund for future issues—which I hope leads to more issues coming out, because I would really like to see where this story goes from here.
I’m giving Knight In The Snake Pit…
3 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Knight In The Snake Pit #2
Written and Created By: Kevin Chilcoat
Illustrated, Inked and Letterded By: Marc Olivent