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POSTAL: NIGHT SHIFT review – Everyone here has their secrets (Fleming, Lo Valvo, Valenza, Phillips, Elliot, Wright, Peteri) Image/Top Cow

‘Night Shift’


  • Cover Art: Issac Goodheart
  • Editor: Elena Salcedo
  • Book Design and Layout: Vincent Valentine

Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!

If you are new to the Postal series created by Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill, and Isaac Goodhart we need to catch up. The story is set in Eden, Wyoming, a safe haven for criminals to live and not be pursued by the law. The safety the town enjoys was exchanged for a favor, when the founders Isaac and Laura Shiffron helped an FBI agent hide $5 million dollars in gold. Eventually, Isaac starts to abuse his power, so Laura and the rest of the town try to kill him, but he escapes. Eden has a strict set of laws. Any disobedience is met with severe punishment to avoid attracting any attention from outside law enforcement. Eventually Laura and the town sheriff become involved, then retire to Florida. Now, you’re all caught up, well mostly.

This issue is comprised of two different stories, the first one is titled ‘Night Shift’. In it we find ourselves one again in Eden, Wyoming. It appears that Laura and Marcum (the sheriff) are back in Eden, and no longer retired. Marcum has decided to take the night shift to give his deputy the night off. This being Eden, it is not going to be a quiet night. A local is harassed by a motorcycle club (MC), and Marcum goes to investigate. Soon after, Sheriff confronts the MC and the strict deliverance of law for any miscreant behavior is absolute and brutally delivered.

Overall, an interesting read although, the story seems a little shallow, and rushed at times. I am not personally a fan of the art inside the book. The sketch style art distracts me as I try to decipher what is going on. The writing is ok, but in some places a bit flat. Not the best entry of the Postal series.

The second story in this issue is titled ‘Molly’, it is a quick fun read, 8 pages in total. Eastern European mobsters shaking down small businesses are now being hunted by a beautiful female assassin. The mobsters do not appear to know it but, Molly appears to be here to take out the trash. After reading this fast paced short with a sense of humor, I went looking for other parts of the story, but no luck. I will be watching for more of Molly. 

POSTAL: NIGHT SHIFT is now available.

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