Dead Body Road #2

Dead Body Road #2

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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Will a standoff in a diner lead Gage one dead body closer to his revenge? Or is it just a pit stop on the highway to Hell?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 22, 2014

    I did worry about this issue because a great start usually means that there's only one place left to go, down. Sure this issue didn't impact as much as the first issue, but I knew the lay of the land. The differences are slight though making it very difficult to score. In the end I had to decide if it was entertaining, did it move the story along or just get side tracked by the action? Well it entertained the shit out of me and definitely moved the story along so I would say that it was a great success. If you missed the first issue then pick up both issue because it's another Justin Jordan hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jan 20, 2014

    DEAD BODY ROAD #2 is yet another successful issue of the series, with yet more of the action and intensity that made its debut so fun. As we watch as Gage tries to get closer and closer to completing his revenge, we're captivated by just how far he's willing to go, even if it means leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Comic Page - Jan 21, 2014

    Although Dead Body Road just screams ‘Image Comics', It's a tale of vengeance that drags you along for the ride, and it's certainly an enjoyable ride, so far. Jordan and Scalera have created a title with a lot of potential here, and I am loving it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 22, 2014

    Dead Body Road #2 may not re-write the book on the revenge saga, but it manages to birth a polished experience that earns my attention and praise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 22, 2014

    Dead Body Road should really get going in issue three as the setup has been done. The ending is a nice little cliffhanger that definitely left me wanting more. This is not a plain revenge tale that we've seen time and time again. There's real emotion here and some of the best artwork in any comic right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 22, 2014

    Look, we all know this is a story we've seen a million times before. There's a dude who wants to avenge the death of his loved one and on the other side there's a heist gone wrong and the big bad wants everything fixed. It's all familiar stuff, but as I said in 'This Week's Essential Comics,' what makes this book special is the creative team, and this issue proves that. Justin is creating a thrilling story that feels like it's straight out of a violent action movie and Scalera's art is exploding with energy. They're the perfect team to bring this kind of story to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 22, 2014

    So far Dead Body Road‘s tale of revenge isn't anything new that certain fans haven't read before. It's more of a product of a group of skilled creators coming together and meshing so well that they complement each other. An exciting book like this keeps you as a reader entertained to read and keeps you wanting to come back each month to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 24, 2014

    Some might knock the almost stock concept of this book but Jordan and Scalera are making this one their own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jan 24, 2014

    Making great use of its location and gritty characterizations, “Dead Body Road” #2 flows with pulsating energy in just about every page. I can't wait to see how Cage continues his wrath as the “Dead Body Road” continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes III Jan 28, 2014

    Justin Jordan (The Legend of Luther Strode) continues to craft a fast paced story. His Dead Body Road is a page turner of a comic, a high adrenaline thrill-ride that starts slow, runs hot and ends high, wetting the appetite for more. Like a damn good comic book should, it leaves you breathlessly waiting for next month to hurry the hell up and get here already. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Jan 21, 2014

    I will most certainly be sticking with this series on through to the end. This comics shortcomings could just as easily be a product of my own impatience. Character growthor at the very least, developmentcould just be right around the corner. I hope to learn a lot about both sides, about Gage and the criminals hes hunting. I fear that without these expansions in story, Dead Body Road will whither into a wild goose chase. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Jan 22, 2014

    The atmosphere of this book comes from the coloring talents of Moreno Dinisio. Where some colorists make their color choices based on individual tensions in a panel or scene; it appears that Dinisio pulls from the overall surrounding environments to pick a color of his choosing. Deserts and buildings have a variety of browns while the skyline is a mixture of blues and whites. The highlight of his color scheme comes from the parking lot scene where he blends blues, pinks and purples it makes me wish he was as experimental in the rest of the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 24, 2014

    If you liked the first issue, this one will definitely keep your attention: it's got all the action you could ever want, and the bleak setting is still being played to the hilt. I imagine the much-needed context surrounding the bank heist itself is on its way, but in the mean time, Rachel as a character is adding a new dimension to Gage's journey. I don't think any of us expected this quest for vengeance to run smoothly, but if this issue is any indication, it's going to take some rough byways indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 22, 2014

    "Dead Body Road" #2 continues a journey that started out well last month. Those who don't like violence should probably steer clear, but if you're ready for a nice update to an old-fashioned story of vengeance, well, stop on by. Jordan and Scalera are promising a fun journey and then some. Read Full Review

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