Memetic #2

Memetic #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eryk Donovan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The apocalypse continues in the second installment of the oversized, 48MEMETIC. In Day Two of this crisis, Aaron tries to escape his college campus overrun with Screamers, while Marcus and his Pentagon team attempt to track down the source of the meme and eliminate it before time runs out.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Nov 24, 2014

    MEMETIC is something special - atotallyinnovative, creativeand unique take on the zombie horror story. The originality of concept and artwork may make it difficult for some people to understand that this is indeed a zombie story. This isthe brilliance of Tynion's story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Adam Gomolisky Nov 25, 2014

    Memetic is a hilarious story with references from cover to cover about inernet culture. By hilarious, I also mean horrible. The art by Eryk Donovan, who works with Tynion on Thrillent's The House In The Wall, is simply frightening. The irony of the image of a happy sloth as the backdrop for macabre human masacre is wonderfully done. Donovan uses the simple image to evoke the right feeling at the right time; often, more than one feeling is present, and more often than that those feelings are conflicting. Memetic is a great read for anyone "from the internet," or simply intersted in a new horror piece. This is a great piece of Gothic horror that I believe does justice to authors like Radcliffe, Poe, and Lovecraft. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Nov 26, 2014

    There are about a dozen other smart things happening in Memetic that are worthy of analysis from strong characterization to inventive use of memetic theory but at my core I am most touched by Aarons condition, the human condition, and the kind of sadness that I dont like to remember having anymore. But it comes back faster than I would have expected. Amid the chaos and along with the smarts, Tynion has woven within this book a beautifully authentic rendition of isolation and loss that I cant and wont soon forget. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Nov 26, 2014

    This is only issue two, this is only day two, but it's the end of the world as we know it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 1, 2014

    At the risk of getting meta and meme-ifying this series, I'll repeat: it's high time for you to pick up "Memetic." It's quite a book, and the conclusion is just around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 25, 2014

    Eryk Donovan is a fantastic artist that keeps raising the stakes. A beautiful splash page near the end had me holding my breath as I looked at it. You get the same rush as the character being depicted does and it caused me to completely stop in my tracks. It's the best kind of art that makes you feel, causes you to relate, and Tynion and Donovan are doing a great job at that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 26, 2014

    A good second issue that has a strong character moment for one of its protagonists while the other is served a good helping of shuffle-the-character to the right place plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Robin Callaghan Nov 26, 2014

    Memetic continues with its intriguing concept and fantastic art with only rather lacklustre main characters letting it down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Nov 26, 2014

    I do think Donovan could stand to spend more time better fleshing out his background details and work on a few significant gaffs in perspective, but for the most part, his energetic style is a blessing to the book. If Tynion can now separate himself from trying to please millennial emo fans and focus on the painfully interesting world story he has set up, I'll still be a Memetic fan. Otherwise, I'll just have to admit this story isn't for me, unplug and move along. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Dec 1, 2014

    Memetic #2 tells the story of a destructively fascinating image, but fails to fascinate Read Full Review

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