Starve #2

Starve #2

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Danijel Zezelj, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jul 7, 2015

    Woods is developing an excellent story, I havent had this level of interest in his work since the first issue of DMZ. The lines and colours of Zezelj and Stewart are just brilliant. The whole production is very stylised: Zezeljs inks are thick and black, and its drawn in such a manner that the shadows define the shapes, rather than some generic ink outlining. Its almost mosaic-like, making the image seem solid and heavy, and very much there for you to absorb. This coupled with Stewarts muted colours gives the world and almost dirty feel adding a dystopian ambiance to the page. The colours are there, but are so desaturated that they almost disappear into the page as much as the lines leap out. Its a curious juxtaposition that really works, all tied together by Woods words. There is a real sense of intelligence in the execution of this comic, it feels and reads different somehow. I genuinely like this. A lot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Capn Aldous B. Adder Jul 15, 2015

    Rarely do I say this so emphatically but forget everything else, screw the big events because all the Bats and Spiders are not going anywhere " read this book. Now. Go buy it, order it online, download it on your e-reader. Whatever you like but check it out because in so many ways it is unlike any comic I've read in a while and is a bloody good time! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 9, 2015

    Starve may not have received the most attention at the previous Image Expo in January, but after two issues it seems that it should have. Each installment so far has provided a complete narrative arc with all of Wood's typical flair for character and politics. Furthermore, it is some of both Zezelj and Stewart's best work to date, moody and dynamic. Starve #2 is a truly outstanding comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jul 8, 2015

    This new Image title maintains the strength carried over from the premiere issue. The characters and world are becoming more developed, only revealing the dark potential this series seems to have. It continues to be a fresh read and worth comic fans time! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 13, 2015

    "Starve" #2 has good ingredients that are overseasoned with didacticism, but if Zezelj and Stewart's art is to the reader's taste, they'll still be hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 8, 2015

    Starve #2 is an improvement over the first issue in a couple of ways. The story is finally underway and the writing has gotten a lot better with the dialogue and pacing. It still feels underwhelming in areas, like with how it continues to tell instead of show most of the time, and the artwork in general isn't great. I still cannot recommend the comic at this time, but I can say that if you did like the first issue, this is a marked improvement over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    4/5 Rating... The second issue was a mix for me. Somethings I felt were greatly improved - like Gavin's characters and the plot - while some other things I felt fell off - like other characters, panel selection, and the plot, again... What this issue does focus on and choose to advance, it does so excellently. Gavin's character is so badass, and I love how Brain Wood is using Starve to show the discrepancies between rich and poor. However, there were just those few things where the comic let me down, and I know they could have done better... I think this comic is amazing!... Read the whole review at

  • 8.0
    Sayrus Sep 4, 2015

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