They're Not Like Us #2

They're Not Like Us #2

Writer: Eric Stephenson Artist: Simon Gane Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

It serves you right to suffer.

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Chris Lear Jan 27, 2015

    Boys and girls, get in on the ground floor. We have a new Saga on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jan 28, 2015

    Ganes art shines throughout the book, presenting a cinematic feel that mimics the punchy, impactful nature of the story. He knows how best to layout the story to make the pacing feel natural, using splash pages sparingly but effectively. When he does use splash pages however they look great and feel like a necessary part of the story rather than a need to fill space. Special note should go to the colours of Jordie Bellaire, he switches his colour pallet excellently during the different flashbacks in the issue which make the transitions feel smooth and natural. The use of harsh reds too add an underlying level of tension to the comic that highlights the earlier stated feeling of unease. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Feb 6, 2015

    At first I thought the title to this series referred to the main cast and how the world would view them. With their superhuman abilities, they're most certainly not like us. The more I read, though, the more Stephenson has me rooting for these morally ambiguous characters against a society they believe would ridicule, marginalize, and institutionalize them because of their abilities. In two issues alone, his strong narrative has me appreciating their worldview, even though I don't particularly identify with any of them or their plight. So now I see the title to this series from the telepaths' point of view, that being of a society that is not like them. Does this justify whatever it is they have to do to ensure their survival? Only time will tell. But one thing is for certain, I'll be sticking around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Jan 29, 2015

    As alienated and disenfranchised as the rest of her powered peers, Syd must decide what role she will play in the Voices strange schemes. The man they mug was a graffiti artist who brought undue attention to the neighborhood, and had payback coming to him for putting them in such a position. Wasnt that fair, the Voice asks? If his people were finally in a place to defend themselves against the injustice, aggravation, and intrusion of an uncaring world, shouldnt they? In the end, despite her initial revulsion, Syd finds herself excited by the prospect of using her power over others, and accepts the Voices unique brand of moral ambivalence as a solution to her problems. Just how long the Voice can exploit their powers in an ugly world, however, remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 30, 2015

    The nihilistic mood of "They're Not Like Us" is what keeps it from being an unqualified "Buy", the kind of comic you could recommend to anyone and everyone. But then, that feeling is also what makes it memorable; a raw blister of a comic that nags at you all day. While it's dark indeed " and has got some niche references for high fidelity nerds to enjoy " the sense of nihilism is intriguing rather than estranging. Like Syd, it's hard not to find yourself entranced by this charismatic band of outsiders. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 29, 2015

    It's still not quite clear where this story is going, which is a bit of a concern two issues in, but this title continues to be intriguing and challenging. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 27, 2015

    Another strong showing for this young series. Can't wait to get my hands on more of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jan 28, 2015

    The Voice's diatribe about being different and essentially saying, "they're not like us,” could just as well be Stephenson telling whoever picks us this book. It is different and unlike anything on shelves right now. The series is just getting started and the writer is challenging the reader to buckle up and prepare for something entirely new. We are Syd and perhaps we too have a right to be a little bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 28, 2015

    They're Not Like Us is not like anything on shelves right now. At such an early stage of this series it feels unfair to judge the plot or the characters. Yet, in only two issues readers know a lot about these people and are onboard to see where They're Not Like Us will go. This team of creators work incredibly well together, it reflects off of the pages of They're Not Like Us. It's what makes it such an appealing read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jan 28, 2015

    I think I'm going to call it quits with this series if #3 doesn't do something more to impress me. The story is isn't grabbing me, just where I think it might go. I'm lukewarm about the art, at best. And the silly character names really bother me. I cringe every time any one talks about The Voice… Maybe this series will have a slow burn and pick up in a few issues, and maybe I'll come back if it does, but They're Not Like Us isn't doing anything to keep me reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 29, 2015

    They're Not Like Us #2 is really not that good. There's really not much to it at this point, with the slow pace and a lack of character growth or even much story. The only thing this comic really had was showing us that the majority of the characters were incredibly unlikeable and had no real depth or interesting aspects to them, making it really hard to care about anyone. Again, maybe there will be something to this comic as more issues come out, but right now, there's really no point in reading this currently. There are much better comics you could be spending your money on than this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Jan 29, 2015

    Shout out to Jordie Bellaire and Fonografiks whose colors and lettering respectively are so far the best parts of this book. Damn can Bellaire color a study. Read Full Review

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