The idea of hillbillies trying to stop an alien invasion seems pretty absurd, and it is. Clay County isn’t a serious horror comic, but a funny farce on the whole military vs. aliens genre. A bar full of hillbillies is drinking away when an army officer shows up and tells them to get out because aliens are coming. They think he means illegal Mexican aliens, but the officer insists it’s space aliens. The bar gets blown up but the hillbillies are still not seeing the picture. The comic is both funny and frustrating because these guys are so stupid and simple-minded that they think they are just some rival bar or something.
It also makes for great comedy, but Clay County has far from clever writing. The writing is pretty average and just gets the job done. The aliens end up coming after a fuel source called SF-92 which is actually one of the guys’ moonshines from 1992. They try to destroy the alien mothership, but their friend, Hot Dog, gets captured. They go through some more stunts (I won’t explain them all) that are pretty dumb, but later they break in to save their friend. They escape not by using guns or anything like that, but the dog’s farts from eating too much jerky allow them to escape. It’s pretty funny potty humor, but who doesn’t like to take a break from the serious comics every so often?
As it stands, Clay County won’t go down in history as a memorable story, in fact, many comic readers may never read or hear of this mini-series. The art style is very cartoonish but gets the job done and is pretty detailed. There’s nothing memorable here, but it’s fun to pick up and pass off to friends and family. If you love aliens you will enjoy this series, if you love potty humor you will enjoy this mini-series. If you are a serious comic reader, you need to take a load off and relax to enjoy this.