Apocalypse Al #2

Apocalypse Al #2

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Sid Kotian Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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You know your day is off to a crummy start when Ultimate Darkness gives you an up-close-and-personal tour of their planned Apocalypse.  Then, when the screaming stops, you still have the techno-wizard who has his eyes on your bra and the keys to the Cybervoid, not to mention killer viruses, guilt-inducing apparitions from the afterlife, and a dozen three-inch-tall, machine gun-toting imps determined to blow you and your car into the next world. That's just the start of the day for Allison Carter in her desperate attempt to prevent the End of the World. Step up for one of the funniest and most surreal detective stories ever printed about someone named Al.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 7, 2014

    This is a supernatural roller coaster ride that contains equal thrills and laughs. It's hard to be funny on the edge of the Apocalypse, butthis book shows easy it can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Eduardo Gueiros Mar 12, 2014

    This second issue is undoubtedly an improvement over the first one, which in itself was already great. The story picks up nicely, and new aspects of the world are explored. The art is impressive and the colors are vibrant. Together, these elements establish a unique tone for the series, which mixes life-threatening danger with jokes and puns to create an amazingly accessible world filled with fascinating characters. This series promises to be excitingly entertaining and incredibly comical, and I cannot wait to see how Als quest progresses with so much on the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Mar 5, 2014

    Apocalypse Al has continued on form the first issue by crafting a fairly swift and action filled narrative. This is complimented by the visuals and together the creators are bringing a great mixture of ideas to the table. We are now halfway through this series and all I can think is I hope this becomes a recurring thing I am totally hooked by Alison and her battles against the forces of Evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Blair Stevenson Mar 6, 2014

    I recommend picking up Apocalypse Al to anyone. Give it a go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 5, 2014

    The Adventures of Apocalypse Al #2 is a thrilling yarn that does enough right to earn a look. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Mar 7, 2014

    Adventures of Apocalypse Al # 2, a fun modern magic tale. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 5, 2014

    Allison Carter is a private investigator determined to catch the guy about to bring about the end of the world. We're seeing some interesting characters and creatures and Sid Kotian is really fleshing out this world. Unfortunately depiction and treatment of Al's character appears to be sinking more and more. This doesn't have to be a book focusing on a gratuitous depiction towards females. Sure, there may be some that aren't bothered or are perhaps even looking for it. The jokes are starting to sink too low which is too bad because I am curious to see how this story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 6, 2014

    What should be witty dialogue falls flat as Al shows no distinct personality that's unique to her and her alone; everything about her feels like we've seen it before, which severely undermines the story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 4, 2014

    In fact, all of the humor crammed awkwardly into Apocalypse Al falls flat, because, similarly to issue one, Al's one liners come off like she's legitimately unaware of the scope of her situations, or how one-liners should work, usually just being dropped at the end of a sentence and only tangentially related to the topic at hand. So, yeah, between the really questionable hacker guy sex antics and the bumbling, nonsensical diversion of the cyber-afterlife, I wouldn't call this an improvement; in fact, I'd dare say it's a little worse, no recommendation awarded. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Mar 5, 2014

    Boring, trite, dangerously cheesecake, shamefully sexist and just plain terrible, the only reason I'm giving Apocalypse Al #2 anything above zero is because it fulfills the bare minimum of being a comic book. Avoid it like the apocalypse. Read Full Review

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