Thief of Thieves #2

Thief of Thieves #2

Writer: Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer Artist: Shawn Martinbrough Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Conrad Paulson has turned his back to his life as Redmond, international master criminal, in order to regain some semblance of the life he left behind. Will it be enough to reconcile with his wife? Save his son from the life? Or will it end up getting them all killed?

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 15, 2012

    Robert Kirkman's latest experiment is shaping up to be another success, and it's particularly because of the great team he has onboard. Nick Spencer is the ideal pick for getting the ball rolling on a series like this, and Shawn Martinbrough is creating a visual style that is sure to define the series to come. This was one of those books that gathered attention due to the star power involved, but from here on the book is going to have to rely on its actual quality. I don't think that's going to be a problem. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Mar 15, 2012

    After a first issue that seemed a bit formulaic, issue 2 has made a hard left turn into a different story of a man full of regrets. I expect we'll still see the action of his old jobs for a bit, but it is all in service of developing Redmond as a character both now and then. I can easily see Kirkman's name turning up on a TV or movie screen again attached to this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Mar 25, 2012

    While the first issue served to act as the sampler, this second issue is more indicative of the series' true intentions. A smart thriller with its heart in the right place, Thief of Thieves looks to be well on its way in carving out a name for itself amongst the best crime books out there. And with creative talents this strong, it's hard to see how it could veer off-course after this strong outing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 14, 2012

    I'm back and forth between a 3 and a 4 on this book. I think this book has massive potential, but it really hasn't grabbed me yet. I enjoyed the flash back sequences in the issue, mainly because I love the idea of a comic about a thief, and they were very exciting, and I really enjoyed the dialogue through the issue. The art was very solid in issue 2 and I loved the heavy shadowing on the faces of the characters, except for the woman, who were always lit perfectly, which seemed very weird to me. I'm also not too sure what's going on with this book, and as the reader, I feel a lot more in the dark than I should. I recommend this issue, but out of curiosity more than anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 15, 2012

    I really love how Shawn Martinbrough draws these characters. It is almost textbook in how he ages his characters. Celia and Audrey are smooth faced, youthful, and gorgeous as much as they are complete opposites. Celia's dark and tough while Audrey is blonde and elegantly soft. On the other side, Conrad is drawn with nicks and scars of a hard life. We see him in those early days with the same smooth texture on his face (obviously depicting him as younger), but in the present, there is only one shot of when we don't see a shadow over his face – the very last page. The entire book shows half of his face or more in the shadow. It makes him mysterious, but also plays to the whole emotion of the issue. He's half the master thief he became over the years and half a man trying to leave that life and recapture the good times with his ex-wife. With the book visually emotional, it definitely helps drive the point home of Kirkman and Spencer's story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Mar 14, 2012

    Nit-pick aside, "Thief of Thieves" #2 is a strong outing for a new series that's starting to establish itself and its goal. The end result is a comic I look forward to reading more of, which is a good sign in a serialized story like this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 14, 2012

    So far, everything in this book seems pretty solid. The problem is that there isn't enough of a hook yet. The plot isn't exactly racing along, and readers are left with far too many questions about "the Venice job" and the general course Redmond's story will be taking. Hopefully those faults can be addressed before the series gets too much further along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 16, 2012

    Redmond is like Danny Ocean, cool, collective & a smooth-talking master thief always looking for that last big job to finally retire and change his thieving ways. More insight on his past jobs & partners. Add some sparkling banter and youve got yourself a good issue, but not a great one. Written by Robert Kirkman (Haunt) & Nick Spencer (T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents Vol. 2) & illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough (The Losers Vol. 2: Double Down). From Image Comics. Read Full Review

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