Change #2

Change #2

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Morgan Jeske Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Have you ever lost someone?

What if the city you lived in your entire life, the city you loved with all of your soul, the city you were inextricably connected to - what if that city was about to die, and you were the only one who could possibly keep it alive?

Sonia and W-2 will do all it takes - but the horrors tear through the walls of reality to get at them.

Dreams are crushed. New facts appear. Old alliances fall apart.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jan 20, 2013

    Artist Morgan Jeske and colourist Sloane Jeong work together to bring the swirling narrative into cohesive fragments. Colour schemes change from page to page, setting to setting. Jekse is less concerned with accurate representation that surreal interpretation, frequently not representing what the reality would be (if we could even drop such a word into this book). At one point, a colourless girl sits next to a suit with a mouth for a face, telling us so much in the little space. The girl is numb, disinterested; the man, spouting manufactured thought processes. The panel gives more in terms of theme, tone, and voice in a single panel than books spend entire trades figuring out. And Jeskes characters are at once expressive and robotic, looking bored and contemplative all at once. As for me, I remain firmly in the latter category. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jan 14, 2013

    While some less creative, dreadfully uninteresting critics were quick to pan the thing, I found Change #2 exhilarating in the same way I enjoy the best Grant Morrison comics -- it's something different that challenges you to keep up instead of just giving you the same failed movie pitches and toy tie-ins every month. To me it's not necessarily clear what Change is really about, but that's why I'm excited to read the rest. So I can find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Jan 15, 2013

    Change is a difficult book. But it never forgets that it is entertainment " there is always something interesting and strange going on. It never collapses under the weight of its own pretension " the ending of this issue alone is ambitious enough to put up with any near-purple prose. As it is, sometimes I enjoy being confused and sometimes I feel like the writer is just screwing with me; some of Grant Morrison's work has fallen into the latter camp lately, but Change is definitely of the former. When it's all over, I think I will enjoy piecing all this together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jan 8, 2013

    Change #2 doesn't hold back on the pretense of its name. It is a different comic, with a unique and abstract script matched by an art style following the same idea. For some it will force you to really think about every panel and every word. For others it may just be a whole lot of nothing. Read with caution, but I say give Change a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 9, 2013

    Jeske handles the art and it's as crazy as the story. Some scenes look amazing and surreal, others look a little muddled and confusing. The best bits come when things get really crazy and monsters creep onto the page. Casual conversations look okay, but when there's death and mutilation, the book soars. The good outweighs the bad, but it's a shame not every page rises to the occasion. As long as Change keeps the craziness and horrors ramped up, I'll buy every issue they put out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Jan 9, 2013

    The story is still interesting and I find myself looking forward to February's issue 3 to see what else comes from Change. It may not be the best book on the shelf right now, but it is a solid addition to any pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Jan 18, 2013

    Ultimately, I think Ales Kot offers something for more than the mentally tough; he offers a story requiring patience too. At the end of the day, I'd spend another six bucks to see what he can do with Change and its head trip of a story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate Sep 1, 2012

    If you enjoy high concept novels and films like Tree of Life or Cloud Atlas, then you may enjoy Change. I can honestly say Ive never read a comic with such a strange, amorphous plot (and complementary artwork to match.) Change is not really my cup of tea, but I admired Kots willingness to push the boundaries of storytelling. I think everyone should experience a comic like this just once. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Jan 8, 2013

    Change is a different but really confusing read, filled with random characters and random plot elements, the narration beats you down, and the dialogue is not all that engaging. It does however seem to fit to a specific crowd. There is something here, but you have to wade through alot to get to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekality - Sal Brucculeri Jan 7, 2013

    If you are looking for sci-fi comic that has a very abstract color system to it and a story that makes you think then maybe Changes would be something you should take a look at. Read Full Review

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