The Paybacks #2

The Paybacks #2

Writer: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The Paybacks think Doctor Blaqk is responsible for the information leak that revealed every superhero's identity. HighGuard blames the Paybacks and is totes going to kill them all. Also, our heroes journey to the center of The infinite Van to seek answers! Oh, and Miss Adventure and Bloodpouch march off to war. It's a whole thing. Yikes. Mondays, amiright?

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Sep 2, 2016

    Look, the thing about The Paybacks is that no matter how much I try, I'm never going to be able to do full justice to just how entertaining the series is. This is a fantastic read, and I love every moment that it's in my hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Aug 17, 2016

    WELL DONE to the creators and HEAVY METAL publishing yet again! One question I have for these fine folks providing me the opportunity to review this work . . . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Aug 17, 2016

    From the cover, to the aforementioned spread, to the work on expressions, to the work on the backgrounds (christ, the guy has to draw a labyrinth inside of a mansion inside of a van), Shaw is putting in work that comprises a complete package you just won't see in many other comics on shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Sep 16, 2016

    Overall, The Paybacks #2 is another fun entry in this super hero satire. The art is full of energy that matches the fast pacing of the plot and the writing has a clever tongue in cheek style that makes fun of tired comic book tropes. Fans of the super hero genre will truly appreciate the inside jokes and references. The Paybacks is quite simply, the Anti-Watchmen. Where the Watchman took super heroes and gave them a serious realistic flawed maturity and elevated comics into the realm of High Art, The Paybacks plays a huge prank on comic book heroes and clichs and brings them back into the funny pages. And we could sure use it. Given the fragile climate of social media and how quick trolls can cause controversy, The Paybacks has perfect timing. Read Full Review

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