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Rebirth of the Gangster by C.J. Standal – Issue 2

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Genre: Comic, Crime
Publisher: CJ Standal Productions
Date of Release: July 6, 2016
Pages and Format: 26 pages; PDF
Links: Author BlogTwitterFacebookWebsite






My Rating:
4.85 Stars
4 Stars


“Marcus is still reeling from his beating as a victim of a robbery, lashing out at even the smallest of work hiccups in anger. Reaching out, his coworker Kaitlyn tries to pierce the cloud brought on by this robbery.

Hunter counts his share of the gains from the robbery, but also has to accept his share of the blame for the missteps. Back at their hideout, Hunter and the rest of the crew debrief on what might be their last robbery as a team.

And delve into Hunter’s past: His dad’s prison sentence haunted him as a child and will return to haunt him in entirely new ways when his mom reveals long-buried secrets that lead to a pivotal reunion from Hunter’s childhood.”

I received this comic from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Rebirth of the Gangster is back with issue 2! In this issue, Marcus isn’t the focus of the comic, although he does play a small part as he struggles with the aftermath of his beating and a victim of a robbery. Instead, some of the focus is now on Hunter, the best friend of Marcus.

After a robbery that has had a lot of mistakes, Hunter is awaiting his cut for participating and they discuss that it might be the end of their criminal spree.

You also get to see how Hunter’s past with his father has greatly affected his present and his future.

I am curious to see what Hunter’s mother had said to him and what this new character Red has to do with Hunter and his past.

The plot thickens! To check out C.J. Standal and his crime comic, be sure to check out the “where to buy” below! I definitely recommend this. It’s worth the wait!

Where to Buy:
Issue 1: Amazon US | Issue 2: Amazon US | Both Issues: Amazon US

About the Author: 

 I love writing in all sorts of playgrounds: Rebirth of the Gangsters  is my first comic book, and I’ve been published by Slant magazine: https://www.slantnews.com/user/cj.standal

You can also find me on Philip Smith’s site promoting indie authors:

I’m also a high school English teacher: next year I’ll be teaching a graphic novel course; in the past I’ve taught a hip hop course; and I educate the youth about other valuable things, like Shakespeare.





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