Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #2

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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It's all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake – one that will see them suit up as the world's first "Necronauts," traveling between worlds and through "dead space," toward the mysterious Monster Planet. Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed – and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 14, 2011

    The action and adventure go non-stop, and the ideas keep flying, some old, some new, all engagingly written and drawn. Sheer fun in less than thirty pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 12, 2011

    If you like monsters, action and have a dry sense of humor, Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. should be right down your alley. Jeff Lemire is creating one hell of a fun series here, so you would be a fool to miss out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 13, 2011

    "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." is the perfect comic for those who grew up on old EC anthology titles. There's a blend of the terror as well as the spectacle of the unknown. This is the breakout sci-fi hit of the year that has no problems going from laboratory pseudo-scientific exposition to underwater horrors to a battle beyond the stars. There's the feeling this comic might just do anything and such uncertainty only adds to the excitement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Oct 17, 2011

    Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., one of the two New 52 series written by the increasingly well regarded Jeff Lemire, is a bit of a paradox in terms of its general concept. Though the book's premise -- one in which a top secret group of old-school movie monsters defends the world from supernatural menaces -- is drastically dissimilar from any of the publisher's other offerings, it is still likely to register as slightly derivative for seasoned comics readers. More than one critic has likened the series to Mike Mignola's Hellboy, which centers on, well, pretty much the exact same thing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Oct 12, 2011

    I can see this book filling a void between the long production cycles of Hellboy and BRPD, but it doesn't approach the level of writing or structure. The "black humour" that's supposed to be present isn't exactly striking any chords with me, and since it's said to be the selling point of the book, I'm less than impressed. Read Full Review

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