The Hangman #2

The Hangman #2

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Felix Ruiz Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Join us as we embark on the highway to Hell - and a meet-and-greet with its overlord, the Devil himself! Who will be the one ultimately taking this horrifying trip? Find out as we learn the truth about who and what the Hangman actually is - and the shocking legacy that accompanies him!

  • 10
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jan 23, 2016

    ‘The Hangman' #2 does the impossible as it improves on the first issue while taking on a familiar plot and making it fresh with great dialogue and haunting images. If you're looking for a grimy supernatural horror story of a reluctant angel of death sent to earth directly on Satan's orders to kill society's worst then this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 20, 2016

    If you're a fan of mythic stories or good origin stories this is a read for you. It's raw, a bit unhinged and simply great storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jan 20, 2016

    The Hangman continues to explore the dark, supernatural corner of this world, serving as a worthy addition to the Dark Circle Comics lineup.  It pulls no punches with its gore, while pulling you into an intriguing story about a character you either love to hate or hate to love.  It has some similarities to other titles like The Spectre and Spawn, but stands entirely on its own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 21, 2016

    I'm very close to calling this book a guilty pleasure because it feels like I shouldn't be enjoying it as much as I am. But the enjoyment that I suspect Tieri and Ruiz are getting out of producing it is bloody infectious. Spending an issue in hell after watching the hell out how Michael lived his life is definitely a strong turn to take, one that I wasn't quite sure I was expecting as I thought we'd get something similar to how The Black Hood operates, but I love the direction it's taking and the way it is so utterly embracing it. The pages here are fantastic with great layouts and some really great character designs, particularly for the devil, and it all flows in such a smooth and engaging way with the script that I ended up reading it three times in a row just to take it all in. More, please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 21, 2016

    This book, whilst having a couple of clich moments, serves to show how flexible Tieri can be stylistically. Dialogue is definitely his strength, in my opinion and this shows in Catwoman and here. There are quite a few creators, writers especially, who are seemed to be working on Big Two books, keeping the chains moving, which allows them to get uber-creative on a smaller press books.This book is an example of where the impressive dialogue of Tieri is slightly let down by the plot, although this where the cultivation of work can benefit both the reader and the writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Jan 23, 2016

    Richard VasseurRichard Vasseur is a Canadian who has had a love of comic books his entire life. I started out as just a fan reading comics every chance I had. This evolved into writing reviews for a small newsletter which evolved into having my own column at Jazma Online and doing interviews. I also worked briefly as a columnist at Comic's Buyers Guide. Everyday I am involved with doing something comic book related and I love the hobby. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Glen Davis Apr 8, 2016

    That's all that happens. No action. Some dialogue that someone thought was clever, and some halfway decent art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Jan 26, 2016

    The second issue of this book has changed my opinion of it completely. The first issue didn’t really thrill me- it didn’t do what this issue probably SHOULD have done as a first issue origin story- and it is very successful as a first issue. So maybe go ahead and skip number one and just read this, because it is actually pretty good on it’s own. The artwork is solid, and the story actually felt a quite compelling- IF you can overlook the fact that it looks and feels VERY CLOSELY related to the Image Comics SPAWN origin story. But then again, any sort of “deal with the devil” book is going to have some similar tones, themes and moments shared between them. I liked this book a lot, and it was a pleasant surprise that this book had turned itself around quite so thoroughly in one issue. Which gives me a lot of hope for other, less stellar books lately, and specifically this week, to turn things around and get better. But this book doesn’t have a lot of room to go up from here, but if it did improve a little, and give our main character, aka the new Spawn- I mean Hangman, a bit more humanity and humility, it will become a great, dark, strange and unique book worth picking up every month.

  • 8.0
    JAC8285 Aug 7, 2016

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