Vandroid #2

Vandroid #2

Writer: Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Vandroid ramps up in this no-holds-barred second issue! The Van Man is off the chain,
but when he runs afoul of his creator's loose ends-including his estranged wife and an
old criminal acquaintance-he finds out that being human is more complicated than his
programming indicated!
•  Complete the Vandroid experience with the remastered soundtrack from Ed Banger
Records and the unearthed 1984 movie trailer at!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Mar 25, 2014

    Vandroid #2 is hip and exciting while having a lot of heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 26, 2014

    Vandroid is a fun series that celebrates the glorious excess of the 80s in terms of style, action, and storytelling. The first two issues were largely setting things up, so it looks like next month will kick things up another notch or two. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Mar 25, 2014

    Like the films Hobo with a Shotgun or Machete, this comic has a goofy, tongue in cheek story (an android made from van parts and military technology is hunted by a corrupt corporation) and is quite funny at times. However it also suffers from the same problems as those films; all its ironic posturing leads to a slightly hollow and distancing look at a type of film rather than a smart reinvention of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Mar 26, 2014

    The one thing Vandroid #2 did do for me, however, was entice me back onto a series I had all but entirely written off. With the caveat that my expectations are once again high(er) – yet still suitably measured – I'm willing to stay on this book at least until next issue, and hope it can finally decide what the hell it's trying to be. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Mark William Pawziuk Mar 26, 2014

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  • 4.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 9, 2014

    Another issue Im having is with the visuals. Comic readers have grown away from this style of illustration. Pages that are crowded panels, highly exaggerated anatomy, color choices that only Helen Keller would make, and action panels obscured by overzealous onomatopoeia. Its where comics were in the 1980s and the reason we still dont read them that way is because the audience moved away to a different style. The illustrations do a lot of heavy lifting for the story, and if you ignored the word balloons they do their job of telling the story without text, but when an illustration style I dont care for is paired with a story I dont care about, this book hasnt a snowballs chance of staying on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Mar 28, 2015

    Very silly, but very fun. I thought it was over when there were 4 more pages, that was kind of weird and threw off the pacing.

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