Mayday #2

Mayday #2

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Chris Peterson Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The body count is rising. Terrance and Kleio are the only ones who know about the cult's plot. But can they stop it? Do they want to? Also: A Party at the Coppola Mansion and the origin of Daddy Long Legs.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth May 27, 2015

    Less comic book and more meditation on western culture through a self-aware satirical lens, Mayday is a book I think I’ll remember for a long time. Something between a philosophy text book and Fast and the Furious does Fear and Loathing mashup, it’s a smart thing that demonstrates the strengths of the creators here in the best ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon May 30, 2015

    I call it anti-noir because while the story uses the L.A. Weirdness, actors, a self-destructive white male protagonist (the script calls Terrence this at least three times) and lots of drugs, the style is all its own. The colours are vivid, like every scene is bathingneon lights. Petersons art is very eye-catching in the hues. The book looks great from start to finish. I highly recommend Mayday #2 to fans of postmodern fiction, the works of Grant Morrison and Ales Kot, and anyone looking for an interesting new book by a couple of incredibly talented creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn May 27, 2015

    Love it, solid 4 out of 5. I really hope the writers can keep up this level of momentum. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin May 26, 2015

    Mayday #2 may not be quite as impressive as the opening issue, but that doesn't stop it from being a fabulous outing. Giving us wonderful character interaction, mysterious sub-plots and exciting artwork, the creative team more than entice. Just a shame that everything feels escalated and sudden. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott May 27, 2015

    Mayday is a book that seems to revel in obfuscation, in a more gleeful way than even a Morrison book does. I don't know if that makes it the perfect book about LA or the worst one, but it doesn't seem to give a shit either way, so I suppose I'll be back next month for more information and possibly some answers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    nlindsay Jul 28, 2015

    Okay. Something happened here. This comic just got a lot 'smarter'. The villain is shown to have crossed over with the protagonist via flashback. Neat. The origin of the villain's insanity is depicted and echoes back to a rant he gave in issue #1. Strong. But then there is a forth-wall breaking bit of post-modernism (or "meta" as the internet seems to love to call it). Very cool. And the notes? In the first issue there was just one side-note and it was a soundtrack suggestion. Here we get at least a half-dozen notes at the bottom of certain pages that do a variety of things: point out allusions, echo dialogue, provide context, or get poetic. Excellent. Although there was a shift away from the real "authentic" profanity-laden dialogue I applauded last issue, issue #2 of Mayday felt like many massive steps forward. I'm in!

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