POP #2

POP #2

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Jason Copland Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The Cartel continues its unrelenting pursuit of Elle, the newly escaped would-be pop star they've manufactured! As the Cartel's agents close in, Elle and her only ally, Coop, start to realize just how much danger they're in!

o Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a Creator to Watch in 2013.

o Comicbook.com named Jason Copland a Creator to Watch in 2014.

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 26, 2014

    Pires's script has a lot of fun moments as well, and he isn't afraid to throw some absolutely laugh out loud moments in there, whether it is a take down of fancy coffee (sorry, David Harper!) or some well-landed fat jokes. The pair manage to make a plot " pre-fab pop stars " that might seem to be unbearably cynical feel breezy and enjoyable, without losing its edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Sep 27, 2014

    At the end of the day it isn't a story for everyone, it does have a large counter-culture feel to it and a large amount of drug use. Those that enjoy the smoked out culture will love this story and keep coming back each month, those highly opposed to any drug reference will quickly be turned off by this series. I think the series is about to take an interesting turn and I can't wait to see what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Sep 26, 2014

    "Pop" #2 is an exceptionally sharp and entertaining book. Featuring inspired artwork and thoughtful plotting, this miniseries creates a world worth spending time in and a story worth knowing. The audience cannot help but become enthralled by the unique and unpredictable nature of this well-crafted issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Sep 23, 2014

    My favorite thing about POP is turning out to be the pop culture references thrown into the story. I've caught many of them, but I'm sure I'm missing a few. Pop culture and the mimicking and heightening of conspiracy theories may not appeal to everyone. Despite those aspects, Pires has still written a great story about a woman escaping a life of prying eyes and constant pressure. Something no one should be subjected to against their own free will. But I must say, I was caught off guard by that panel featuring a couple having sex. While I have no problems with that in a comic book, it did feel out of place and unnecessary in this particular book. The panel isn't graphic enough to really worry about, just a reminder that sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll are all intertwined. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 24, 2014

    Pop #2 perhaps "pops" less than the first issue as little happens and the social messages are a little blunt but, it's still a fun and interesting read that is entirely unique. Unique in a way that makes you ignore its shortcomings honestly. Besides, what other comic is doing DMT trips and genetically grown superstars on the run in a 90's tinged world? None other than Pop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 24, 2014

    Readers might want to have their Google app fired up while reading this comic, so they can look up some of the obscure names and references made throughout by Pires. This doesn't impede the experience, though, as the references aren't critical to understanding the story, but they do give it an avant-garde kind of style. There's nothing manufactured about "POP" #2; its compelling premise, colorful characters and trendy vibe make it worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 23, 2014

    POP #2 is pretty bad, continuing to drop the ball on the potential this series has. The writing feels weak, the characters aren't engaging, and the story and themes are not well written or fully explored enough to be compelling. Besides the art, there is really nothing to recommend about this book and I cannot in good conscience recommend something this poorly thought out and written. Just stay away. Read Full Review

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