Defenders Vol. 2 #8

Defenders Vol. 2 #8

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Into Z’Gambo to face the menace of John Aman, Prince of Orphans! What secret is Aman hiding worth killing so many for so long? And just how is the Black Cat going to steal it?

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Jul 12, 2012

    The story here was strong, aided by the addition of Black Cat, which provided the series with a great touch of humour and a new perspective. She looks to be staying around for the next issue, which is great: I hope she gets to stay a little longer. Fraction has done a great job on this series so far and it looks to carry over into the next story. With the addition of a great new artist in Jamie McKelvie, Defenders is a series you won't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 12, 2012

    Fraction continues to play with form and function, as the bottom of page messages (designed to reference the 1970′s Marvel comics) interact with the narrative in a very meta way, providing call-backs and answers, while the character balance of our heroes is once again fun, with Strange as leader, Surfer as heavy hitter, Iron Fist as lancer and Red She-Hulk performing the important service of being the cabbage-head, allowing the other heroes to naturally deliver the expository dialogue. Whether the Black Cat sticks around (I honestly hope she doesn't, but not because I don't dig her), Defenders #8 does the trick for me, doing interesting things with some lovely art (Here's hoping McKelvie is the new regular artist) and earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. This book is really hitting a nice stride, and I hope that the Next Big Thing doesn't destroy it's peculiar charm with too much Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 16, 2012

    "Defenders" has not been the most consistent book for these first eight issues, with a variety of different artists piloting in and a sometimes strange take on plotting, but Fraction is a good writer and he's clearly having a fun, which comes across in the pages. The book has also benefited from some really great artists "- if you're going to have rotating artists, these are good ones to have! Still, I hope in upcoming issues Fraction can anchor things a bit more so we have a little more consistency to go with our rollicking good times. Read Full Review

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