Written By: Mirka Andolfo
Art and Cover By: Mirka Andolfo
Following the first issue of Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo–illustrator for Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and DC Bombshells, the second issue picks up where the issue last left off. Leslie receives a message from the government-slash-love app called “Real Love” informing her that she needs to meet the partner that they’ve matched for her.
Meanwhile, Les still feels scared about the whole idea of an arranged marriage. Even though she wants to look more into getting to know this wolf from her dream and possibly them being together, she is weary of how the government treats deviant lovers. Those who break the laws of relationships are tried and executed simply for falling in love with a different species. This issue shows a bit of Leslie’s traumatic childhood and informs the reader as to why she feels afraid of the fate of marriages. It also gives readers a glimpse of the kind of friendship that she has with Trish and the lengths that Trish is willing to go to help her.
The second issue definitely changed my mind about this comic. As I’ve previously stated on my last review, I’m more than willing to give this another try and it didn’t fail me. I liked how it discusses the character’s deep-seated emotional issue from her childhood and why she’s so opposed to the idea of arranged marriage. Though this childhood backstory is a bit cliche, it makes sense as a reason why the character feels the way she does about fixed relationships. I also liked that it shows the kind of friendship that Leslie has with her roommate, Trish, and the possibility of Les being some kind of a special species, (thus her hair color is different from others). It definitely catches my attention. Now questions are piled up in my head and I’m eager to find answers in the next issue. Who is the hooded guy that the police caught at the end of this issue? And what’s his role in Leslie’s life? What will Trish find out after reading the book that the bookstore owner gave her? Will she be able to contact the author and finally get some answer about Leslie’s recurring dream? More importantly, what happens next?