HOCKEYPOCALYPSE, SEASON 4


Cartoonist: Jeff Martin Publisher: Rent-A-Thug Comics


Hockeypocalypse, Vol. 4 (tpb), cover, Self-published, Jeff Martin

This review covers the latest volume of the Hockeypocalypse series, and I have not covered the first 3 on my site. That being said, Jeff Martin does a fantastic job of catching you up on what you need to know, so you can jump right in without feeling lost.

WHAT IS IT?

The 4th volume of a fun, humorous, hockey-based sports comic appropriate for all ages.

It reminds me of a more family-friendly version of the old Monster League cartoon/video game.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

(Minor Spoilers)

It’s a nuclear winter in Canada, and the mutated masses use hockey as their version of warfare. They win a game, they get resources from the loser. They lose? Well, it's best not to lose.

Our home team is the Edmonton Atomics. Their first line has to scout for supplies on a dangerous road trip into unknown territory.

The B plot is about the Atomics’ second line having to defend their land when rivals find out their out their best players are gone. They have to play multiple games virtually back to back, fighting good teams and their own growing exhaustion.