Story / Art / Cover by: Kyle Starks
This is the penultimate issue of Rock Candy Mountain and I could not be more happy and sad at the same time. Kyle Starks has written a story of hobos and criminals that you want to follow. I knew back in issue one that this would only be an 8 issue run, but one can always hope there will be more. It is almost time to fight the Devil, though, and that is an encounter I have been chomping at the bit for. So what can I say about chapter 7 “The Jungle Fires Were Burning”?
In this first part of the finale old friends and enemies return. The World’s Toughest Hobo is on the last few miles of his journey and he is going to need all the help he can get. If you want to make it to hobo heaven, sometimes you have to walk through hell on earth. I do not use that phrase lightly, either. Starks does not write children’s comic books. While Kyle makes us love hobos in a way nobody else can, not all of the characters in the book share that view. Not everybody is going to survive these last two issues and sometimes that is a good thing. I guess it all depends on your point of view.