Vigilante: Southland #2

Vigilante: Southland #2

Writer: Gary Phillips Artist: Elena Casagrande Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Donny has lost everything-his girlfriend, his home, and nearly his life-but the men who did this to him have also woken him up. To put it all back together, Donny will need to tear apart the conspiracy that rocked his world. And for that, he'll need help. Namely, the retired Los Angeles vigilante known as the Eastsider is going to teach Donny a thing or two about putting on a mask and kicking some butt.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 23, 2016

    Another strong issue, with a solid mystery unfolding, even if Donny is becoming a bit more of a typical hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Nov 23, 2016

    Characters all move of their own accord either by their own doing or another force at play and it pushes the surprising developments forward to the halfway point that will be issue #3 next month. Vigilante: Southland is ramping up the action and the titular character slowly rising to the action despite the past coming back to haunt him in a way that's all to familiar to heroes of the same cloth as him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 23, 2016

    Vigilante: Southland #2 delivers on the hero's journey complete with all the growing pains that go with it. Unfortunately it's not developing the bigger picture well enough, nor the main character, to make you care all that much. Here's hoping it pulls together in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Nov 23, 2016

    This was definitely an improvement and a lot easier to read. The flow still had its problems, but overall the transitions were a little smoother. I like the art, the dark colors give off a west coast vibe, and the characters are pretty well defined. I got a kick out of the girl decked out in latex and whips with a head honcho in a diaper bowing at her feet. I don't really know why she attacked Donny since she's pretty much just as escort. So some of the plot could use a little ironing out to let the reader have a better understanding of motives. Again the foundation of a really good story is there and it's enough to keep me reading. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 23, 2016

    Vigilante: Southland #2 shows a little bit more promise than issue #1, but without making the lead character more interesting, the supporting characters will always draw away the focus from Donny. There's very little inspiring about Donny, so there's an uphill battle for sympathy every step of the way. Perhaps there's an audience for this book, but it is an elusive one. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 23, 2016

    There seems to be a solid story somewhere in here, unfortunately it is obscured by poor plotting and bad development that comes across very amateurish. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the art, but paired with the confused storytelling, it gives the overall impression that this book is a mess. Not a great look. On the plus side, there's only four issues left! Read Full Review

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