Josh Caplan thought he’d solved his home office problem and stopped the Quik-Mart Corporation from expanding into hell, but it turns out a guardian’s work is never done. Medusa has plans for him, and she’s not the only one.
What’s a poor night clerk to do when he’s besieged on all sides by deluded vampire slayers, angry zombies, crazy gods, and the most terrifying enemy of all: a dickish CEO?
To survive this, Josh will have to do more than just rely on his necromancer boss, his hot vampire boyfriend, and his yeti stalker. This time, he’ll have to find his own inner hero to save the day.
Josh is visited by his undead boyfriend, Colin, and gifted with a bracelet/wrist band thingy from Medusa. Basically it’s a protection for him against those who will do him harm, but he doesn’t know that at first. When Josh is at work with his boss, who is a really weak necromancer, and they are attacked by first a vampire slayer and then a hoard of zombies Josh thinks it’s the end for him. He finds out that the bracelet that Medusa gave him can work some pretty great magic.
After that Colin ends up taking Josh down to Dev, or hell if you will, to look in on the company that’s making all of the crazy monsters that keep attacking him (see Josh of the Damned Triple Feature #1 for more details). It turns out that the crazy people making the crazy monsters are Medusa’s sisters who are pretty powerful but apparently whack in the head. They attack both Josh and Colin but Josh manages to work his bracelet/Medusa magic and temporarily thwart the bad guys – or in this case girls.
When Josh and Colin think they’ll be spending a quiet weekend at Josh’s place Josh wakes up after the first night to find his roommate home. When Josh gets a call from work that the big Quik-Mart boss is there and wants to see him Josh heads on over. Mr Quik-Mart is a nutjob and Josh manages to take charge of the situation. In return Medusa gifts him with a new apartment in a location where Josh thought he would never live.
All three stories in this triple feature were good. I liked seeing Josh being his kind of hot oafish self and bringing his own crazy thoughts and to the page. I enjoyed seeing Colin again but there was no hot m/m lovin in this one and that was a bit disappointing.
I can’t quite figure out exactly what Medusa’s game is in this one. It shows us that Josh is basically Medusa’s puppet but what exactly she had planned for him I just don’t know. I actually like that I don’t know as it adds a bit more mystery to it all. I know this one’s titled The Final Checkout but I hope that’s not all we get from Josh of the Damned in the future.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5