Bounce #2

Bounce #2

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: David Messina Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The good vibes and good times continue in this full-color superhero mega-epic! The big question is asked: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of the world outside your window? Only the Fog knows! Also, beginning this issue: the mysterious ORIGIN of the Bounce!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Jun 26, 2013

    Joe Casey does a fantastic job of portraying the stoner turned anti-hero, who wants to beat up bad guys and score the latest cheapest high. The character dialogue feels fresh and flows naturally. David Messina's artwork provides even more depth to the characters with impressive line work, which is complimented by Giovanna Niro's colours. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Matt A Jun 26, 2013

    The Bounce is quickly becoming one of my favorite monthly comics due to Casey's wild, edgy writing and the superb art of Messina and Niro. In the stale, predictable world of the super hero genre, The Bounce is unique, smart, entertaining, and refreshing. Highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jun 28, 2013

    I think another theme may be addictions. Different kinds keep popping up all over this issue: drugs, both recreational and prescribed, drinks, power, adrenaline, escapism, and even high heels. Everyone is addicted to something, right? Be it trash TV, comics, shopping, we all have our vices. The Bounce #2 shows us how good and bad those habitual addictions can be with great creativity. I hope the next issue expands our perceptions of this reality further. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 27, 2013

    Aside from this the art remains solid, standing out is the comic book style the other world brings. Still unclear what that world is but both the design and layout of it looks very unique to this book. This includes those negative effects that show the transition from this world and the real world. In the end the issue leaves you feeling a bit unsatisfied, but it still has potential if the story can be more condensed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jun 24, 2013

    Image Comics have been publishing some incredibly interesting and unique series. Many of these have come to be seen as ground-breaking. The Bounce is still early into its run but the team behind this book have given the character an excellent start. The series feels fresh while addressing seemingly familiar concepts. The story is different, which is never a bad thing within the world of comics. Some aspects of this story may not appeal to all readers but there are numerous hints that it is only going to grow in scope as the title progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 1, 2013

    "The Bounce" #2 is another solid chapter of an ambitious title. It doesn't quite come together yet, because the characterization and plot logic are shallow at this point, but it's clear that Casey has much more planned out. On the strength of its potential and its distinctive world-building so far, "The Bounce" is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brandon Burpee Jun 28, 2013

    The Bounce #2 has all of the elements of a good book and is a good book. The problem is it could be a great book if it were able to break the been there done that chains that bind it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 26, 2013

    In the end, I do believe in Joe Casey, and I’m willing to stick around to be there when this title (like Zander) finally bounces back from the super-powered yet mundane place it currently finds itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Jul 1, 2013

    Joe Casey and David Messina attempt to create an average hero that fits our modern era. However, with a confusing plot and average artwork, The Bounce falls short of its aspirations. Although it has the potential to become something bigger, there is a lot of work that needs to be done before it gets there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jul 2, 2013

    Oh, this book. What has the potential to be a great offbeat superhero series has in one issue fallen to the point where many readers will likely not be able to follow any of it. With an incredibly confusing story, this book is falling on its art team to carry the book, and while the art team has the skill, there is not enough storytelling in the artwork to justify this. Read Full Review

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