The Squidder #2

The Squidder #2

Writer: Ben Templesmith Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Squidder steals back a slave for a local strong man, only to realize success with the job means upsetting the fragile balance of human power. With the aid of the very Squid cult he hates, he realizes there's a new game afoot and an old war still worth fighting, while more powerful eyes finally start to take notice.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Aug 5, 2014

    As a side note, fans of the art should definitely be checking out both Templesmith's and 44Flood's Instagram accounts where there are daily posts of awesomeness! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 5, 2014

    This comic looks like a promising title to follow. This issue shows us that there is a lot more at play, that this story is far more complex than it sounds. We learn about the harsh realities of a Suid ruled world and one mans desire to fight the good fight for mankind. Squidder is a great comic for mature readers as it is offering one of the most unique stories to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 5, 2014

    A strong sci-fi, fantasy, horror series, The Squidder proves that it has much more story to tell and promises it will only get more interesting as we move along. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 7, 2014

    Ben Templesmith is proving to be a man of many talents. The Squidder returns, Templesmith ably building off his impressive debut with another gorgeous and expansive installment. Fans have long admired the creator's creepily gnarled and beautifully imagined art, but it's his writing that's stood out this far, his world building engaging and well plotted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Aug 5, 2014

    The story is now at it's midway book, and the journey of the Squidder Legion story is continuing to unfold and a relatively quick pace. The book is worth pursuing for the art work alone, even if you are struggling with the story that is being told as not many books like this fall into our hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Aug 5, 2014

    The Squidder is starting to become something special and quick. It is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Aug 6, 2014

    It's intriguing, as this universe is bad-ass, but it suffers from what a lot of second issues suffer from: the dreaded bog down. It's rad to hear about the history of this new world overrun by evil squid demons, but it comes off as overly-wordy and crammed in. That said, it's still a dude genetically modified to fight giant-ass squid aliens, so even when it does take a detour to exposition land, it's still fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Aug 11, 2014

    I'm definitely picking up "The Squidder" #3. If you haven't read the first two, I'd recommend jumping on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 6, 2014

    The Squidder is a grim and gritty story with some astounding visuals. Templesmith is building up to something huge as the story progresses, but he keeps readers entertained every step of the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Aug 11, 2014

    At a higher level, Templesmith seems to be setting this series up with a good structure for an unfolding mystery. One of the strengths ofThe Squidder #2, is that Templesmith introduces some glimmers of hope to this dark story. He rolls his dense illustration-style out like wallpaper, and readers will know at a glance whether it appeals to them. Those who don’t like the art right away might find this book impenetrable. But those of us who do like the art won’t mind the heaviness, especially since some of the gory scenes are so over the top that they act as their own sort of visually hilarious release valves. The Squidder #2 is worth a look for anyone who wants to get in on the ground floor of a post-apocalyptic underdog story with extravagant tentacle action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Aug 6, 2014

    The look and concept of the comic, despite being quite unique, offer an interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Aug 7, 2014

    Templesmith does a great job in this issue finding different ways to not just build out the worlds history, but use that information to push the story forward. An unlikely pairing surfaces and within panels of meeting this new character, there is a personality and a sense of possibility that improves the series and the pacing. There is a growing mystery and a sense of excitement comes along with it. While the opening chapter showed real promise, Templesmith goes even further in issue two and as a result, Squidder looks like it is going to be a real treat. Read Full Review

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