The Ray #2

The Ray #2

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Jamal Igle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Lucien Gates is doing his best to adapt to his new powers and heroic identity as The Ray but between giant monsters attacking San Diego and meeting his girlfriend's strict parents, things are not going so well. Someone is definitely behind these attacks and perhaps even Lucien's gaining his abilities. He'd better hope he can solve that mystery before his life is completely ruined.

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 27, 2012

    I am as confused as everyone else on the actual length of this mini-series. This issue does in fact say, "2 of 6", where the first issue clearly stated, "1 of 4". I am hoping this second issue is correct, because I believe it would be better to see this through six issues - especially for a brand new character with a lot to prove (especially to his girlfriend). In the end, it is a $3 book, part of a mini-series and is still decently entertaining. Only time will tell how bright the future is for this book's hero... Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 12, 2012

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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 11, 2012

    We're halfway through this series and we've seen some fantastic monsters, some brave heroics, and some keen characterization. We haven't seen the hero and villain match wits or face off yet, but that's undoubtedly coming up. Gray and Palmiotti also drop another hint here that we may see a matchup of Rays, but I'm fine with the focus remaining tight on this new Ray. With Gray, Palmiotti and Igle onboard, I'm in for the duration and looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 16, 2012

    The subtleties in the artwork are in complete synch with Gray's and Palmiotti's intent. It's just a perfect depiction with just the right amount of emotion emitted by the characters. That's not always an easy thing to do. I'm reminded of a scene in the old Now Comics Green Hornet series in which the setting, the timing and the dialogue all inadvertently facilitated the idea that Paul the current Green Hornet was in romantic love with his aunt. So, the collaboration is to be lauded. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 14, 2012

    My final thoughts on The Ray is that at the halfway point for this title I find myself thinking it is better than at least half of the New 52 titles I have read. Hopefully the sales are strong and we get to see an ongoing title, as these first 2 issues of the series are worthy of one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 11, 2012

    The only area of The Ray that needs improvement is the series' villain. Gray and Palmiotti have created a great new Ray character, and now it's time to build up his first arch-nemesis. Hopefully Gray and Palmiotti can pull this off to make this series get a good bit better in subsequent future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 18, 2012

    DC has a lot of great ongoings and minis out right now, and in these hard times, I had better put my money into them rather than middling efforts, which The Ray certainly is. Read Full Review

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