Black #2

Black #2

Writer: Kwanza Osajyefo Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
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7.1User Rating

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Kareem's training is complete and he's given his first field assignment. A clash with a bloodthirsty mob and Agent Adams in the Louisiana bayou ignites a powder keg for his trial by fire. Will the harsh reality of working for The Project be too much for Kareem to bear?

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 10, 2016

    I enjoyed the first issue, but this second issue has me excited to see what comes next and ponder the layered nature of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Scott Macdonald Nov 13, 2016

    In the same way that X-men comics in the 60's were an allegory of the Jews during World War II, Black is a modern day representation of artistic activism. Honestly, I am not sure if I am prepared to keep reading. I don't know if I am ready to see the world the Black is trying to show me. Before I can read the next issue I will be sure to take a long hard look at the cover and decide whether I really want to know what Black is trying to tell me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Nov 23, 2016

    Black # 2 dives into the harsh reality of racism by showing how race is affecting actions of the world today magnified by the elements of super powers add to one of the races. Osajyefo makes no apologies here with statements made on racism. He also uses Kareem to be the guide for readers to go through the world here. Osajyefo gives readers more of the other characters of this world as Detective Waters has not disappeared yet, Juncture is still being the leader of the Project while handling Kareem's development and our big bad are make small, but impactful moves. The art is truly a splendor to behold. The lack of traditional color honestly helps the book more than hinders it, allowing the reader to have more control over what they are visualizing while also making a philosophical statement on color in the world. Igle, Riggs and Stern are impressive this issue as the art just continues to dazzle, invoke emotional reactions and grips readers into wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 14, 2016

    A bitter pill, presented wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Whateverman Nov 21, 2016

    This shit goes HARD.

  • 7.0
    clevelandspur Nov 24, 2016

    I thought it was a slight dip in form from issue 1 but still an intriguing plot line which I am looking forward to seeing where it will go.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 24, 2016

    I was hoping this had more commentary relevant to today's political climate. I'm not saying that there aren't black people abused by rednecks, but if someone were burned alive, I think that would make it into the news. So this feels more like a caricature than something authentic, and it can't really shake the discount X-Men feel either.

  • 7.5
    abisaeee Nov 18, 2016

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