Umbral #2

Umbral #2

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: John Rauch, Christopher Mitten Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The nightmare creatures called Umbral are invading, and only the young thief Rascal knows it! But in a world where magic and religion are outlawed, will anyone believe her? And is the mysterious hobo Dalone an ally... or a deadly enemy?!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Dec 21, 2013

    I think that Johnston and Mitten have created another great addition to the growing list of incredible books released by Image over the last couple of years and the fact that it's a fantasy doesn't hurt…for me anyway. I am really enjoying Umbral and can't justify giving issue two anything but a solid…… Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 2, 2014

    “Umbral” is yet another Image Comics series that is not only perfect for fans of its genre, but actually transcends the genre to become something more. It's a book that looks unlike any other thanks to the wholly original penciling and the witty, subtle touch of Johnston's script. “Umbral” is a must-buy for fans of sprawling, unfolding fantasy and strong character work. Above all else, it's yet another strong creator-owned comic that does things that few other publishers would attempt. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jan 19, 2014

    So far, UMBRAL is more than just a fantasy story, and with an intriguing lead, an inventive world, and a great script, this is yet another series from Image to watch. As we continue to follow Rascal on her quest, we know one thing: it won't be easy. At least the decision to pick up this comic is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Dec 18, 2013

    Johnston and Mitten quickly built their world and now they're getting to play in it. Umbral #2 lets the creators run free through their story, creating the look and feel of it as they go. From Mitten's wildly impressive artwork to Johnston's carefully planted details strewn throughout the issue about the characters and the world they inhabit, Johnston and Mitten's Umbral #2 perfectly blends their skills to produce a fun and gorgeous-looking comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 19, 2013

    Well the first issue of the series was pretty damn popular and I can't see people walking away from it after reading the second issue because it was just as good. It's rare that I don't want to review a book because I just want to enjoy it, but that was the case here. If you liked the first issue you'll definitely dig this issue and then like me you'll be looking forward to next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Dec 20, 2013

    This book is only the latest comic in a line of fantastic Image titles. Its effectiveness does great credit to the joint effort of Johnston, Mitten, and Rauch, as each individual steadily builds off and improves the other. With a distinct look and great gusto, "Umbral" continues to wow with fast paced action, inventive world building, and just the right amount of humor. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    GoCollect - @thejedster Dec 20, 2013

    Umbral #2 continues to shock, unnerve and keep us guessing as to what will happen next. Despite some story and artistic hiccups that kept this issue from having a perfect score, I still found Umbral #2 a great read and Im still surprised that an issue this rich in story and visuals is just $2.99! I highly recommend this book! Read Full Review

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