Providence #2

Providence #2

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Jacen Burrows Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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In this giant-size, ad-free, second issue, Alan Moore's breathtaking epic PROVIDENCE continues to weave a complex tapestry of modern horror.  With his artistic partner Jacen Burrows, they lead the main character Robert Black on the first leg of his exploration of the seedy underbelly of America.  Moore has designed every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.  There are no ads, with all 40 pages written by Moore.  Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago:  this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 10, 2015

    Moore does an amazing job at writing an intricate and interesting story that delves into the depths of this fictional mystery, and real Lovecraftian and occult topics. Burrows’ artwork perfectly depicts the time period, and draws us into the story with an unrelenting grip. If you’re a fan of horror, Lovecraft, Moore, and just good storytelling, you have to pick this up. Seriously, it’s for your own good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 19, 2015

    Mandatory reading for lovers of Lovecraft, horror, and the supernatural. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Jul 15, 2015

    Pick this up. Alan Moore is delivering something fascinating and beautiful here, and Providence is the kind of horror writing I feel we should support. There is a lot of shlock out there in horror right now – lots of gore and things done over the top for shock and laughs, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel that we need some more subtlety, some more things that cause real nightmares, and stories that cause us to sit in the dark and, if we're not scared, at least feel a little concerned about things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Jul 10, 2015

    Providence #2 is worth its cost if only for how much it offers the more ambitious readers out there. The pages of Black and Suydam's occult musings alone are ripe for intense analysis and hours of research and cross referencing to other horror texts. This is a book that rewards the curious, and is a worthwhile read in the long-standing tradition of reality-blurring horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jul 14, 2015

    Don't go in expecting Cthulhu to show up any time soon and you may be swept up in an engrossing mystery instead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    the green death Jul 11, 2015

    Two issues in and this is the masterclass of how to write brilliant, intricate, thought provoking comic fiction. Best thing on the stands IMO,

  • 9.0
    David Purorez Jul 15, 2015

    Through and through, this series is already turning out to be the greatest amalgam of Lovecraftian material and modern prose ever made. Jacen Burrows has done such an amazing job with the details showcased throughout every panel, as his work suits Moore's cinematic scope. The coloring is very subtle, but it really tunes into the involuntary attention of the reader when it has to. Overall, this second issue surpassed the first, and leaves me wanting to dig deeper into the underground world of Providence.

  • 9.0
    nlindsay Jul 23, 2015

    The second issue of the series is another chapter in what is sure to be the latest masterpiece from Moore. The research he's done and the blending of fact and fiction is impressive. The prose at the back is even more generous this time out - the journal entry feels redundant given the comic section, simply offering some thoughts and reflection on the events of the issue. Perhaps this takes the place of thought bubbles or narrative captions in the comic itself. But the pamphlet excerpt is full of occult academia, building on many of the ideas from the comic section. I especially loved the Salem references and dates and the Giles Corey reference, as for a brief moment Moore's inter-textuality and historical knowledge wasn't beyond me.

  • 10
    Mimmic Mar 11, 2016

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