Samurai Jack #2

Samurai Jack #2

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Andy Suriano Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
8.6Critic Rating
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  Jack can defeat almost any foe in single combat, but how will he fare against a pair of perfectly synchronized warriors who can exploit his every weakness? Cartoon Network's hit animated series is back at IDW and bigger than ever.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Nov 21, 2013

    Despite a big name to live up to IDW's Samurai Jack team does great work again, establishing all the things that made this series such a good time in the first place and adding their own, welcome spin on everything. This is the cartoon book to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 20, 2013

    Did you love the first issue? If so, it's safe to say you're going to love this one, too. Jim Zub fills the book with action and compliments the chaos with such playful dialogue -- it basically feels like a cartoon, and that's absolutely a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Jan 1, 2014

    Dialogue is rare as it was in the cartoon. Usually it is Jack's adversaries that are speaking. The lines were well written, short, and to the point. I had fun trying to make up different voices for the characters in my head. There was also that subtle humor I so well remember from the cartoon show.My favorite part was when Samurai Jack's iconic little pony tail unraveled to reveal some pretty majestic hair. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 20, 2013

    Jim Zub channels Jack perfectly. He's polite and determined yet quick to reach for his sword when injustice rears its ugly head. I felt the first issue played things a tad too safe, but that was just a warm up. This chapter we actually see Jack take a fall -- a rarity for the master swordsman -- and the resulting development became my favorite part of the issue. Zub, Suriano, Burcham, and Lee have truly created a comic book that any Samurai Jack fan -- and Genndy Tartakovsky himself -- would be proud of. If you were a fan of the animated series, or maybe the thought of a time-traveling samurai sounds cool to you, then you owe it to yourself to check this comic book out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Nov 25, 2013

    Samurai Jack #2 comics review By Leroy Douresseaux Nov 25, 2013 - 12:24 Samurai Jack #2 Subsciption cover by Genny Tartakovsky Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 20, 2013

    The way that Jim tells the story, I can't help but feel that there is a big confrontation incoming between Jack and Aku. In any sword and sorcery story, there's always a big bad boss, and for Samurai Jack, that's Aku. In fact, there's a cover for an upcoming issue that shows Aku very prominently so I'm really hoping that we get to see him soon. I'd love to see the big bad boss because Aku is a fun character that you have no choice but to love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Nov 25, 2013

    It's a fun issue. It's easy on the eyes. This is a great read for fans and non fans alike. Jim Zub fills the issue with action, chaos and awesomeness. You get the feel of the cartoon and the intensity of something more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - LenDiggity Nov 19, 2013

    Overall, Samurai Jack #2 is a solid comic book with a lot going for it. Fans of this character have to be delighted with this book and new readers, such as myself, have plenty of reasons to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Nov 20, 2013

    Samurai Jack is a great new series. Everyone is firing on all cylinders and presenting a story that is worthy of what came before it. If we never see Jack in live-action again, we can be happy we get good stories like Threads of Time in comic book form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 26, 2013

    Once again the art by Andy Suriano and dialogue from writer Jim Zub capture the feel of the original cartoon while continuing their adventure. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David McIntyre Nov 20, 2013

    This issue lacks the scope and depth of the previousissue – more of a vignette with ties to the larger story but it's exactly that kind of story that Jack excels at. The series was never about Jack defeating Aku – that was a battle that could never have happened, rather it was about the journey leading up to that point and the same holds true here. If this is indicative of what we can expect of the ongoing then I'll be picking it up every month – and I'll be eager to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 9, 2013

    The visuals really distracted my reading of this book, which is a shame because the story is fun. Can we go a few issues, traditionally, Editor Carlos Guzman, before we get experimental? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Jaden LeBel Nov 20, 2013

    If you plan on picking up Samurai Jack #2be prepared to be left with a bland and dull taste in your mouth because no amount of gravy will make this comic digestible. Read Full Review

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