Synopsis: Terror meets his grooviest villain yet in this back flashin’, fist smashin’, non-stop action trip through the life of a criminal and back again, with justice being served left and right! Get in the groove…the BAD GROOVE!
This story sees Black Terror take on Bad Groove, but in so doing he gets a dose of the Bad Grooves past during the final moments of their battle. We see a young dude in the army who is about to shipped off to fight in Vietnam. The young soldier takes something and is suddenly hearing voices. It’s Bad Groove.
Quite a lot of this story is actually told through the artwork and artist Ruairi Coleman does a wonderful job of conveying the action as well as the physicality of the characters. The fight sequences between the Black Terror and Bad Groove are very psychedelic looking. So much so that I could almost hear Hendrix shredding his guitar in time with the action. I also loved the character drawing of Drill Sergent Gary Greeley who turns out to be just as much a villain of the piece as Bad Groove is.
Not a bad story. Although it made you work as the reader to sort of draw your own conclusions. Max Bemis is rather economical with his words in this issue and leaves his artist to do a lot of the heavy lifting. So when the characters do speak it has a bigger impact given that the vast majority of the book is The Black Terror and Bad Groove hacking and slashing at each other.
I enjoyed how we got the flashback to Vietnam and how the events that went down there sort of impacted on Black Terror having to do something for Bad Groove by the end of the issue.
Overall. A fun story.