Black Canary #2

Black Canary #2

Writer: Brenden Fletcher Artist: Annie Wu Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In the wake of their first major fight, Dinahs realized that her new bandmates are completely unprepared to keep themselves alive in a scrapso its time for a training montage! (Cue the squealing guitars!) Plus: Who is Bo Maeve, and why does she hate Black Canary so much?

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 14, 2015

    This book has risen to the top of my charts in just two issue.  While that may seem too quick, Brenden Fletcher's characters and a thrown together rock band on the run from mysterious assassins have really piqued my interest.  I am still surprised with how much I love this book, but with the great art and exciting story, it shouldn't.  Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 15, 2015

    Alright, I'll stop with the rock song metaphors now and just say it like it is: Black Canary #2 is a damn good comic. Fletcher, Wu and Loughridge are giving readers a stylish book with a lot of heart (and some action too). While this issue isn't as overtly punk rock as #1 was, the spirit is in there and the band dynamic is very interesting. The fact that I don't have #3 in my hands already pisses me off, cause I want more as fast as I can get it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 15, 2015

    Black Canary #2 is a great issue overall with a lot to like and very little to dislike. If you liked the first issue, you definitely do not want to miss out on the fun in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Jul 16, 2015

    While tensions continue to run high for the actual band members in Black Canary, it's creative team continue to dazzle in thre part harmony including what I think is best described as a blistering drum solo from Lee Loughridge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 16, 2015

    This is one of DC's most inventive books out at the moment, and this issue opens the narrative up to a literal world of possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 24, 2015

    Black Canary #2 is a well-plotted revelation about the characters of this series and the serious situation they are in – and a ton of fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jul 21, 2015

    BLACK CANARY #2 continues the punk rock reinvention of Dinah Lance that Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu began in Issue One. While it's a bit light on plot development, the character pieces, musical aesthetic, and stunning art make it an absolute must-buy for anyone looking for something different from the normal DC fair. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jul 16, 2015

    One of the most impressive things about the book is the way that it expertly balances its dual premises. Dinah does appear to be committed to the band, while she knows from her experience in this world that superheroes don't really get to walk away. She is combining her two worlds, trying to please all those around her. Dinah quickly accepts that she can't just leave the superhero behind, so she is facing the challenge. As told by Fletcher and Wu, this is a very welcome change from typical angsty heroes who constantly lament the struggle to balance conflicting aspects of their lives. Dinah is determined, confident and more than capable of holding her own, which makes "Black Canary" a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 16, 2015

    Much like the current Batgirl run, this take on Black Canary is so dramatically different from what's come before that she could just as easily be a new character with the same name. But Black Canary needed a shake-up, and this series more than delivers in that regard Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jul 20, 2015

    Black Canary is a worthwhile issue for the top-notch art alone. That, combined with the distinct characterization, make Black Canary feel authentic, even if mildly predictable at times. Perhaps once the narrative is further established and we move beyond the first arc, Dinah can do her own thing. And if Dinah stays true to herself, we should be pleasantly surprised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 15, 2015

    BLACK CANARY is proving to be an interesting comic. The good and the bad is you're not really sure where things will go. This isn't quite the comic you might think it is. It's not just going to be a focus on Dinah's singing career. Where it will go when this current story ends is a nice unknown to keep you on your toes. We're heading in a nice direction and I'm becoming more and more invested in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Hollie Cumberland Jul 16, 2015

    I think I've ranted enough for this issue, and luckily enough Fletcher has created such a fantastic storyline, I've got nothing bad to say about it. I am a fan of Fletcher's storylines, they're always full of action and suspense. The Black Canary band's determined to finish their contractual obligation by performing a few more gigs, and unfortunately for them. their enemy is still hot on their trails. Dinah is determined to teach them all how to fight in order to protect themselves, and their most vulnerable (and secretive) member: Ditto. In true Black Canary style, things don't stay calm for long, and before long they're face to face with their enemy, who one of their members is intimately familiar with. From start to finish this comic is packed with enough action and adventure worthy of being associated with the Black Canary, and if the shocking cliff hanger is anything to go by, the next issue is going to be even more awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - C. Bounds Jul 17, 2015

    What's cool about these last few pages is how the colors shift as the battle progresses. It's really a sight to behold and gives the fight this really cool energy about it. While I won't spoil the ending, I will say that there is a pretty surprising revelation to be had. I already am really enjoying this book so having this unexpected turn is definitely making me come to again next month. If you get the chance Black Canary #2 is a must read series and comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 19, 2015

    Ditto is cute. Annie Wu renders action well. I just dont like the face she chose for Dinah. In some drawings, Dinah looks healthy and strong. In some, she looks meek and skinny. It feels weird as long time Black Canary fan to see her rendered this way. But I accept that I am not who this series is intended for. I find the background by the paparazzi blogger annoying. Its not easy to read. Maybe if the format was improved it would be more fun to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 16, 2015

    Also included a cool bio page that helps you get to know the whole band better, and an awesome Black Canary tour 2015 poster that I want on my wall. Make it happen DC! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 16, 2015

    Even with a few reservations, "Black Canary" #2 is still a fun read with amazing art. It's a great direction that revitalizes the character in a new context and finally lets Dinah have a chance to shine in her own spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 18, 2015

    Black Canary is a fun, action-packed comic that has a really neat premise. I don't know if I've ever read a comic about a superhero as a rock star before, and I love it. But like I said above, the problem is that I just don't know her bandmates as well as I should. And when the major plot points all revolve around those bandmates, that's a bit of a problem. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Jul 23, 2015

    The band aspect is kind of neat. I like the little touches that they place in each issue that makes it feel like you're really keeping up with the band. It's sort of like following Paramore and realizing that Haley Williams had a dark and mysterious past. With that being said, hopefully with more of Dinah's past coming to light, they'll focus on more what makes Black Canary, Black Canary. Dinah and Ditto are currently the most interesting characters, but I can see Paloma garnering some extra attention. Not to mention the introduction of the band's former lead singer was a nice touch. I'd like to see the stakes raised a little to build cohesiveness in the group or cause a rift. Also, maybe some gnarly mosh pits. Only two issues in, so I'm looking forward to fleshing out Dinah's world in the next coming installments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 19, 2015

    A slight improvement in story, but a slide in visuals. I'll go one more, but if it doesn't click, I'm out. Read Full Review

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