The Dying and the Dead #2

The Dying and the Dead #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Ryan Bodenheim Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Faced with an impossible task, the Colonel assembles the remnants of his WWII team for one final mission and one last ride into the glorious sunset.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 31, 2015

    The wait for this issue was painful but Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim made it worth the wait. This is a series that thrives because of its powerful characters and themes. The plot hasn’t even kicked into gear yet and it’s already a fantastic read that captivates me with every panel. Its sophomore issue established that the high quality of this series wasn’t just for the debut. This is some of Hickman’s best work yet and that’s saying something. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper Apr 2, 2015

    The Dying and the Dead is a fantastic new Image series and a great example of the greatness that can come from creator-owned comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Apr 3, 2015

    It's a lot to take in, sure, but it's a book you'll read over and over again with gusto while catching the little things you may have missed the first time you read through it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Apr 8, 2015

    I'm a sucker fro great characters and good world building and this series shows tremendous promise on both fronts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Apr 8, 2015

    If you like previous Hickman works, you'll love this. If you are looking for something a little different, you'll probably like it still. If you're feeling old and beaten down sometimes, and thinking a bit about your own mortality, definitely check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Apr 1, 2015

    If you can muster the patience for its already meticulous build (and the admittedly longer wait between issues), then The Dying and The Dead #2 will be right up your street. It certainly was mine; and while I have no idea where it's going, I am very much looking forward to how it's going to get there. Sort of like Life. And Death. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 3, 2015

    The plot doesn't stray far from the well-worn path of Wild West gunslingers with hearts of gold and nerves of steel, so the narrative tension rests on Hickman's dialogue and Bodenheim's facial expressions, but those are more than sufficient. The characters have enough presence and the conservations have enough snap that "The Dying and the Dead" is well worth reading despite the lack of surprises in its shape and direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 1, 2015

    The Dying and the Dead #2 feels like a significant step up, really doing away with a lot of the problems that were plaguing the first issue. While the story was on the weak side and the coloring was lifeless, the characterization felt very strong here (stronger than anything I've seen with a Hickman comic) and the writing improved by doing away with a lot of the dull monologues and fixing the pacing. Hopefully this means good things for this title going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Aj Davidson May 1, 2015

    In other areas I am very glad that we see very little of the drawn out exposition from the Immortals because that was what dragged down issue one. Issue #2 is a bit less visually interesting unfortunately as we focus more on these men talking to each other and fleshing out their individual personalities along with titbits of their history. It is nice to see a comic of this sort not get too bogged down with characters referencing out-of-comic events, though Im not sure how long this can be kept up. The pace is picking up a bit and I am now interested in seeing how it develops more after this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 31, 2015

    The Dying and the Dead #2 is a complete let down compared to the invigorating opening issue, with the slow burning cast introductions taking all the energy that was built in the first. It does on the other hand do enough to keep this fanboy intrigued, but has a lot to make up for. I can't however recommend it to anyone who hasn't already read #1, and advise caution at that. Read Full Review

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