Written by David Hine and Shaky Kane
Art by Shaky Kane
I read the first The Bulletproof Coffin miniseries, but don't remember a whole lot about it besides the fact that it was rather odd, and had terrific artwork. I recently got my hands on the second trade, Disinterred, and have been very impressed with it.
David Hine and Shaky Kane have basically just done whatever they've felt like with this surrealistic and bizarre comic. Individual issues may tell a story or not, and those stories may or may not link up in certain thematic ways, or feature a common story thread.
We are given stories about a paranoid police officer, an electively mute caretaker who copes with the loss of her daughter by breaking into peoples' homes, and are invited to an open mic night for storytellers who tell some very dark tales.
There is also an entire issue made up of unconnected panels that can be read in any order, and another that simulates a collection of trading cards that tell the story of The Hateful Dead.
Things in this book loop back on themselves in a number of different places, and the feeling of dread never goes away. The editorials by 'Destroyovski' make plain the influences of literary figures like William S. Burroughs (Dr. Benway even makes an appearance) and Brion Gysin, and the comics do experiment with some of their writing techniques.
At the end of the day, this is a very good comic to put in the hands of someone who misses earlier Grant Morrison, or who likes having some very unique images just wash over them. I'm surprised that there wasn't more discussion of this comic when it came out, but I can also see how it could have been easily overlooked.