Inhumanity #2

Inhumanity #2

Event\Storyline: Inhumanity Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
5.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

•  Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) joins the master of Inhumanity Matt Fraction for a tale of the Inhuman Queen!
•  Medusa's kingdom is destroyed, her king is dead and her people's population just increased exponentially. Everything is different-how can she possibly deal with it all?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 30, 2014

    The story is still in the building phase, but it's setting up some interesting conflicts for the months ahead. Here's hoping the creative team can build the Inhumans - and this series - into something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Jan 31, 2014

    All in all, except for the art on those few pages Fraction and his team have made a great book that showcases, in my opinion, one of the strongest women in Marvel Comics. They told a story of growth and development that in today's comics is needed. So I highly recommend this issue of Inhumanity and I hope you will agree with me on the beauty that is Medusa when you see her rendering. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jan 30, 2014

    Matt Fraction started Inhumanity with a bang and in #2, he brings the same amount of reverence and scope the the characters that will be shaking up the Marvel Universe in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jan 30, 2014

    My other point of contention is Todd Naucks pages in the middle of the issue, which serve as another stark break in the graphic cohesion of the book. His pencils fall a bit flat, lacking consistent character detail and any really depth of shading, relying on the colorists Fabela and Mossa to fill much of it in. The colorists do a solid job throughout, although I feel the issue might have been better served if it all had the same softened, heavily-shadowed look of the opening dream sequence. It was just so lovely and really made those pages stand out, and would complement the tone of the overall story. Even for its visual inconsistencies, Inhumanity #2 is enjoyable and a must-read for fans of Medusa and the Inhumans alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 2, 2014

    Overall, decent enough story with decent enough art. I'd like to see more but I'm not sure if that's gonna happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    Where this issue excels is in its visuals. Nick Bradshaw is a hell of a talent, and he shows off in this comic big time. Todd Nauck also steps in for a few pages, and his stuff looks pretty great, too, although it's jarring change when one artist takes over for another. It certainly hurts the issue overall having two artist and four folks inking. On their own, the pages looks sharp, but in context with each other it's kind of a hard to read. Inhumanity #2 isn't a bad comic, not by a long shot, but it misses the mark often enough that you can't call it a good one either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 30, 2014

    Inhumanity #2 pushes the crossover event forward and drives the story closer to Inhuman, but in the end the struggle Medusa is going through does not come through with much emotional heft. The Inhuman race is in a time of turmoil and it was entertaining to read them progress forward, but it does feel like this comic just didn't hit the mark to fully flesh out this story. Inhuman fans will definitely enjoy the focus on Medusa and the build-up of what is to come in the following issues of Inhumanity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 31, 2014

    There's nothing to actively dislike here, but it just doesn't work. I felt like I was reading five different pieces of six different stories, all of them solid on their own, but none of them developed enough here to make an impact. Going forward, I hope the Inhumans will have more cohesive, less tortured issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 4, 2014

    In short, Inhumanity #2 works better in its interpersonal moments than in the greater story, lacking a bit of scale, while the coloring works against the seriousness of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 5, 2014

    Writer Matt Fraction's focus is on Medusa in this issue. She's looking to clean up the mess of her broken kingdom, and find her missing son and husband, Black Bolt. Meanwhile, the world is becoming aware of all the humans turning Inhuman after the ending of the Infinity event, and many are looking to capture the cocooned “superheroes” before they hatch. This doesn't sit well with Medusa and the Inhumans as they look to take action against those who would capitalize and take advantage of their people. The story feels jumbled at times, going from one location to the next, and you never quite feel the pain that Medusa seems to be going through. The weight of her now sole responsibility for the Inhuman kingdom can be felt in Bradshaw's beautiful cover, but unfortunately can't be found in Fraction's writing within. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jan 30, 2014

    Overall, the key word to describe this issue is frustrating. It's clearly a victim of circumstance and there's a story just underneath the surface bubbling to get out, but between the change in style to link it even closer to “Inhumanity” and the change in writer of “Inhuman” this has left this issue in a weird place. However, Fraction and Bradshaw do still clearly try their best to bring us a good issue with Fraction's writing being stellar even if there is very little resolution and Bradshaw's art being simply gorgeous for the first half of the issue. It's hard to fault an issue for being disappointing when it clearly wasn't the fault of bad writing or bad, but simply unfortunate changes in circumstance. However, that still leaves us with a disappointing issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Jan 30, 2014

    Inhumanity #2 isn't a terrible comic, but at best it's a missed opportunity. Matt Fraction seemed to have everything he needed to make a great comic: great artists, great ideas, and a great deal of talent. One can't help but wonder how things may have turned out had Marvel given him greater freedom. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 29, 2014

    This issue does its job, but unfortunately little else as a lot of the more interesting tidbits are left unexplored. A lot of setup, a bit of new concepts wrapped together with an uneven and rather unsatisfying art direction that results in a rather boring read altogether. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - CW Cooke Feb 3, 2014

    Once it starts to pick-up, one it starts to get good, it gets over with. Pretty much immediately. And then we get a one page ad for Inhuman #1 by Soule and Joe Madureira and that's that. Harumph. Read Full Review

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