The dads are back and thankfully so. We were waiting for the dad action, and we finally got Dream Daddy #2 after Dream Daddy #1. After reviewing Dream Daddy #1 we were stoked to continue this – what seems to be – mini-series under Oni Press. This series seems to have a different set of writers, artists, and letterers on each issue and it reminds us of a great run Twisted Romance we did last Valentine’s Day.
With the concept of a different team on each issue, you get two outcomes: a love or a dislike for certain issues. This is because you get different art, different writing, and a different setting then the previous issue you have read. In Dream Daddy #2 it is not jarringly different, which was a huge plus coming from the wonderful first issue.
Here’s What We Know About Dream Daddy #2
I believe we said this in the previous review, but this mini-series does not have a general synopsis. It does continue from the game, if you have played it. The game is simple by GameGrumps. You create a dad, play as him, and date other dads. All of them have children like you do, and you simply have fun and date all kinds of dads. There’s a goth dad, a dark dad, a bro dad, all different kinds of dads on the scene. There is a very basic plot to the game, but for the most part it’s a RPG. The comics are the same way.
In the comic series, however, there’s no option for you to create a dad. So, in most cases, the dad will be what the artists and writers perceive. In this second issue, though, we have two dads that already existed in the game. The goth/vampire dad and the dark, mysterious dad. Both – in the actual game – you could date as your created dad.
Let’s Talk ‘Bout Dream Daddy #2
Written by Lee C. A. Illustrated and colored by Jack Gross and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The cover is by Jack Gross. We do have the same letterer on-board for this issue as the previous issue as well. Dream Daddy #2: Let The Right Dad In is right off the bat a different style. Not just with the art, but the speech bubbles are different as well as the writing.
After realizing this was a mini-series with different teams on-board, I had an appreciation for this issue. In a way, this series is like the actual game. While playing the game you get a ton of different endings. There’s a handful of endings that you can get – maybe even more than that. Having different art, writing, and style to each issue reminds me of that.
Two of my… least favorite dads are in this issue but I remain unbiased. Goth dad and mysterious dad aren’t bad dads – they just aren’t my type of dad. However, I do like them a bit more after reading this issue, I can say that. Goth dad is kind of snarky and mysterious dad is kind of… adorable.
Art, Writing = The Daddiest Of All?
Now, to rate this comic – such as last time – we rate the writing and art under “daddy” versus “daddiest.” Last time, we had major “daddiest” vibes. And, it continues on this issue as well – we get more daddy then we can even handle. While these aren’t my favorite dads, they are still quality dads. The art is colorful and bright, but at times, dark as well because of the mysteriousness of the plot. Is he a vampire? Is he a ghoul? What can he be? Turns out… you will have to read to see what he is exactly.
Nonetheless, this book is just as fantastic as the first issue. It’s full of dad vibes. What stands out the most is the art, honestly. The dads are drawn especially well and their features are incredible. The goth dad has two marks on his neck, which you may miss the first time (pay close attention). The writing – such as the art – is daddy if I have ever seen it. The addition of the ‘text message’ speech bubbles is fantastic as well.
If you want a dad-filled issue, check out Dream Daddy #2 this week. On stands by Oni Press, September 26th, 2018.
Dream Daddy #2 by Lee C. A. Jack Gross, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.