Criminal Macabre: The Eyes Of Frankenstein #2

Criminal Macabre: The Eyes Of Frankenstein #2

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

At Mo’Lock’s suggestion, Cal visits Jason Hemlock, a flashy, rich entertainer who claims to be the world’s foremost authority on the supernatural. Cal thinks he’s a fake, but Hemlock can help them. He’s a surgeon who can fix the Frankenstein monster’s eyes and possibly solve the exodus of the ghoul population.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Oct 31, 2013

    My only real complaint"and I made this point last review"I wish Criminal Macabre would add some guidance notes for new readers. I started reading it only in the past year or so, and I love the comic, but I still find myself lost from time to time. A small note like "*Cal first met the Frankenstein's Monster in Criminal Macabre: Blah Blah Blah." would go a long way towards orienting me in the story. I don't know of any reason not to include guideposts like that, or if they have just gone out of fashion, but I sure would love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Nov 1, 2013

    Niles writes these characters, and presents the naturally paced narrative in a way thats not overbearingly expository, but thoroughly engaging; and Mitten's art continues to produce a perfectly gritty atmosphere to his entertaining script. They feed of each others talents really well, and deliver another commendable installment to the Criminal Macabre repertoire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Nov 6, 2013

    This four book series is a great starting point for Niles' long-running noir horror detective series and will leave readers wanting more of the pill-popping, degenerate protagonist. If Eyes of Frankenstein isn't bloody enough, look no further than the Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night crossover trade that came out in September. Either way, for those dreading the Thanksgiving gourds and Christmas commercials, the ghoulish haunts of Halloween don't have to go anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Oct 30, 2013

    Criminal Macabre: Eyes of Frankenstein #2 is both fun and entertaining with just the slightest touch of black comedy and gruesome ghouls and creatures. It's the most entertaining monster book on the shelves and Niles and Mitten work so well together in their approach. Well worth your time to pick this book up. You won't come away disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 1, 2013

    No mention of what is killing the ghouls or what has caused Frankenstein to start losing his sight, so new readers could use this book as a starting point. But those who have picked up the first issue may find themselves wanting. Cal is an enjoyable character that makes this read enjoyable but you cannot bank on your lead character to pull you through each issue. Hopefully we will learn more about the unknown forces at play in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Oct 30, 2013

    The Eyes of Frankenstein #2 was quite a fun issue. It is interesting to see how the dynamic of the Criminal Macabre series can so easily shift between light-hearted and grimly pessimistic. While most of this issue was concerned with the central characters regaining their bearings and formulating a new plan of action, there were some interesting surprises in the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Oct 23, 2013

    Sure issue two is one that could be lost in a corner of your long box, but from the view of a comics reader, you can appreciate the art direction by Christopher Mitten, and the jovial nature and lack of clichd Chekov guns in Steve Niles story. Stay the course, and lets see how this plays out. Read Full Review

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