The Life After #2

The Life After #2

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Gabo Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The afterlife is just beginning for Jude and his new friend, ERNEST F'ING HEMINGWAY, but the powers that be come to realize that there's something very wrong in Purgatory. From Joshua Hale Failkov, the critically-acclaimed egomaniac behind THE BUNKER, and the humble and handsome breakout artist Gabo.

  • 9.6
    The Latest Pull - Tshepo Mokoena Aug 24, 2014

    So go pull this book now, why are you even still reading the end of this review. This is one of best comic books I have read this entire year and maybe in a very long time. The life after will be a great book that will be on plenty of top ten lists, so get it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 19, 2014

    If you're scared of your own mortality, or struggle with what happens after you die, read The Life After and realize that maybe it doesn't need to be something sinister. Maybe it can be a helluva good time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Aug 20, 2014

    All of that plus the hook of The complete history of creation in three pages! has me intrigued enough to keep reading. This book is so out there, its worth your attention to see where it leads to next. Demons, aliens, dogs, management and upper management look to be interesting oddities to see in the coming months. Get into this book now and be ahead of the cool curve for once. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 21, 2014

    Following last month's stellar debut, The Life After returns to decidedly higher expectations. Whether or not those expectations are met is sure to be cause for debate, as issue #2 is noticeably different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Aug 20, 2014

    The Life After #2 is a very entertaining issue with increasing levels of weirdness adding to the likeability factor. If you are looking for a crazy, trippy, “who really knows what is happening adventure,” this book delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 20, 2014

    Purgatory might be a miserable, dull place, but THE LIFE AFTER rises above the bleakness of its subject matter and is an intriguing read. There's an excellent blend of large-scale-machinations and on-the-ground (or under-ground?) movement, and things get more and more interesting as we learn about Jude and his place in the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Aug 21, 2014

    The layers of the afterlife are peeled back in The Life After #2. Though the budding relationship between Jude and Hemingway are the issue's primary focus, perhaps the most important sequence occurs in the closing pages.There is clearly something sinister lurking behind the scenes of The Life After assuming the form of a mundane office building security room. It is this nugget of information that is certain to bring readers back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Aug 21, 2014

    There are a number of unknowns established rather quickly, yet the creative team for The Life After maintains a momentum that is exciting and engaging. With Fialkov's credentials and strong art from Gabo, this is absolutely a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Aug 25, 2014

    Trippy and curious, "The Life After" #2 is a strong leap forward for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Aug 29, 2014

    The Life After #2 is a book that requires an open mind. It has the power to offend the sensibilities of both those devoutly religious and those stringently atheistic. The book has something to say to someone on either side of thatdichotomy, and however you identify this is might be a great book to break up some of the light superhero fare that we all know and love. Gabo is an artist to watch as this book appears to be getting stronger in the visual department. Now taking bets for how long it takes for him to make his BigTwo debut! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 20, 2014

    I might be back for the next issue, but the ending "cliffhanger" was much like the Ernest Hemingway reveal in the first issue and I wasn't impressed or thrilled by that either. Maybe you'll like it. I tend to find that Joshua Hale Fialkov's writing doesn't resonate with me as much as it does others so it could just be my personal taste that prevents me from enjoying this series, but it could also be the fact that it's trying really hard to be weird and different and I don't find it to be either. Read Full Review

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