The Fuse #2

The Fuse #2

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Justin Greenwood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 11
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Two dead cablers. Two MCPD murder police. One of them is an FGU. One vic leads to Midway City Hall. The other leads into the cables of SOLAR 1. The LT is furious. I-SEEC won’t help them. But the ME can.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Mar 18, 2014

    If you're looking for a series that relies on techniques that haven't been invented yet and rocket jet chase scenes, then The Fuse isn't for you. However, if you've seen every episode of Law and Order twice, this is one of the best attempts in comics to take that mindset and use it to tell a story, and is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Mar 19, 2014

    The Fuse #2 is a little slower-paced, wordier and less stunningly new feeling than the series' debut, but it's still a fantastic and highly recommended read. The characters are ringing really true and developing some recognizable and enjoyable personalities while the plot keeps rushing forward. This is some great storytelling and should be enjoyed by all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Mar 18, 2014

    The Fuse is an ideal stepping stone into Johnston's larger body of work, come for the high concept hook, but stay for the quality of craft on display. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Mar 19, 2014

    Accompanied by Justin Greenwood and Shari Chankhamma on art duties, this is a great book. It looks gritty, almost muddied at times, but manages to keep the environment and its elements quite relatable. Crime drama is not often a genre tackled in comics. Johnston addresses this in the back of issue one, pointing out that it seems a strange thing to avoid. Whatever the reason might be, Johnston has given readers a reason to think again, and The Fuse is well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Ogden Mar 21, 2014

    The plotpacingis quick and smooth, which is hard to come by in science fiction. Reading in this genre can often feel long-winded and tedious but The Fuse manages efficiency and simplicity without losing the hardened edge of crime set in science fiction. It gathers up armfuls of other sub-genres (see: cop-procedural, crime drama, dystopian, speculative fiction) putting them in a melting pot with sharp writing, perfect pacing, and intuitive wit. Its truly a bold combination of slow burn tension, in-your-face dialogue, and cerebral execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 1, 2014

    Two issues in, I'm still really enjoying this series, it's different from all 140 of the other comics I'm reading each month and that is a REALLY good thing. It stands out. I means I remember the story from month to month even though I go to work every day, read lots of other stuff for relaxation, watch TV and movies, etc. I think I like things that stand out for just this reason, I can read lots of different books and keep them all straight in my head because they're not all blending together like they all had more in common. This is a solid sci-fi story of the ‘hard science' sub-genre. If you like sci-fi, cops, or mysteries, give this one a try! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Eduardo Gueiros Apr 2, 2014

    Overall this issue is very strong. The tone and pace are consistent, and match the detective-oriented story we have seen so far. The characters are full of potential, which is exciting given how little we know about them up to this point. And the story has been intriguing because it has not only been entertaining, but it has also helped us slowly get acclimated to life on a giant orbiting city. I am hoping that things will pick up soon, though. It is important that we understand that characters better, and that the story takes a turn toward something substantial being at stake. I have a feeling both these things are coming, and Im excited to see what Johnston and Greenwood bring is in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Mar 20, 2014

    This second issue of "The Fuse" proceeds in much the same vein as the first, and if you were hooked then, you'll definitely enjoy what's going on here. There is a sense of fun inherent to any genre mash-up, and the character work here keep the core of the story relatable. If you're willing to suspend your belief a little, it's an entertaining, if slow-moving, read; and the gradual build-up of this story promises a solid pay-off down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 24, 2014

    Overall, I'm enjoying "The Fuse" a lot. Johnston and Greenwood's diverse future feels well thought-out in its depiction of the world, but doesn't lose track of telling a story either. If you're looking for science-fiction or crime procedural, you'll probably like this comic. If you're looking for both, well, you might have just hit the jackpot. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Dec 31, 1969

    Another trip into space, another mystery to solve, and more elements in a dangerous city rearing their ugly heads. What's not to love? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Lanza Mar 20, 2014

    I'd say give this series a shot if you like serial mystery/detective/cop show style books. I think I'll hang around for at least the first arc to see where this goes and how deep the budding conspiracies get. Read Full Review

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