Royal City #2

Royal City #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The second chapter of JEFF LEMIRE's ambitious new graphic novel begins as Richie Pike, perpetual screw-up and black sheep of the family, has a very bad night that brings him face-to-face with Royal City's criminal underworld, and there will be no turning back. Meanwhile, Pat's troubles continue to mount, sending him on an odyssey of his own.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 19, 2017

    I was already on board with this series from the get go, but this issue reconvinced me to be on board. If you're reading this book, my recommendation is too keep reading, and if you're not, start. At least give it an issue and your honest effort. Hell, you could probably get away with starting here if you don't want to hunt down the first one. I was originally inclined to take my own bias toward Royal City with a grain a salt when scoring this issue, but the Patrick and Greta stuff is what really pushes it past the threshold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Apr 19, 2017

    Royal City is…really, really good. It's so not the comic book norm–mostly in terms of quality–but man, wouldn't it be nice if it was? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 19, 2017

    Incredibly realistic with its characters which will make it hard to put down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 22, 2017

    This second issue delves deeper into the relationships of the principals and their influence (intentional or not) on each other. It ups the stakes without becoming a soap opera. The artwork is simple and realistic but captures the mood and internalization of the ghostly brother Tommy with appropriate subtlety. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Apr 22, 2017

    Royal City does what Lemire does best, emotion and the sense of loneliness, but as a standalone issue there is not much here beyond those aspects. The story doesn't progress much beyond focusing in on more personal issues as opposed to the more family wide approach of the previous issue. Read Full Review

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