The Private Eye #2

The Private Eye #2

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Panel Syndicate Release Date: May 8, 2013 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 9, 2013

    As with the first issue, it’s pay what you want and from what the creators say in the back… it was successful. I donated yet again with this issue making sure that each creator got buck from me and while it’s not much… it adds up. I’m glad to see that the experiment was successful and I hope that it continues to do well. I personally think that everyone should pick up both issues and support the releases because I already want the next issue. Also I’m pretty sure I saw Spider-Man, Mysterio and Woody Wood Pecker, so that’s worth it right there. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    For as many elements as The Private Eye borrows from your traditional noir, it is surprisingly vibrant. There's the P.I. and a murdered client and her dangerously beautiful sister, but never before have we seen it all in such shocking pinks, greens, purples, and yellows. Colorist Munsta Vicente has given Martin's gorgeous visuals just what they need to stand out from the pack. Not that Martin's expressive character work, inventive settings, and endless array of masks didn't already stand out, mind you, it's just that the colors are what make this comic get seared into your brain the same way a hot iron brands a cow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 7, 2013

    After showing off their high concept with the first issue, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin take a decidedly more conservative approach with the second issue of The Private Eye. Focusing more on classic noir tropes rather than fleshing out this weird new world of masks, secret identities and a murderous Fourth Estate, this comic sails primarily based on its execution rather than its ideas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis May 9, 2013

    Usually, Id implore you to return to the comic shop and buy. This week a simple hop toPanel Syndicateis all thats required I would advise subscribing to theirRSS feedto keep abreast of The Private Eyes latest releases. This is one you wont want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 12, 2013

    We really want to see this make it to the end. So wait no longer and head to the Panel Syndicate website and fork out some wads of digital cash now. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 9, 2013

    Overall, “The Private Eye” is definitely heading in the right direction, and while it doesn't (yet?) have the world-building heft of a book like “Saga”, the intriguing themes and magnetic visuals keep this oddball story lurking around in the back of your head. In other words, there's plenty to keep us interested in this comic while we wait for just a little bit more of the plot to show up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser May 9, 2013

    Private Eye is one of the best books to be read this year. Not only is the story interesting, but the artwork is better than many other comics could produce. Even though issue 2 isn't quite as good as #1, it's still a more worthwhile purchase than many other books on the shelves this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 14, 2013

    Quite as intriguing as it was before, even if the developments have diminished somewhat at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Alex May 7, 2013

    Vaughan and company may not care about you, but they do love you. The proof lies in this beautiful comic that the three of them have crafted. When this title comes out savor it, because thiswork of artis truly beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Dan Pennacchia May 8, 2013

    In a way a crime thriller, Vaughan and Martin have found a way to bring an entire new brilliance to their tale. The Private Eye is more than a gimmicky marketing play, and readers would do well to jump on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin May 12, 2013

    While not quite as action-packed as the opening issue, the story still continues along at a quick clip, with lots of opportunity to learn more about Patrick Immelmann and the growing mystery he's seemingly gotten himself mixed up with. The writing and art remain so sharp you could bleed, and the cliffhanger they have to close things out is arguably better than last time's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Skombie Mar 30, 2015

    Seeing all these stars starting to align is a great sign. It’s still not there yet, but it’s getting damned close. I’m giving this one an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Knox May 9, 2013

    Improves on what was already a fantastic first issue of an amazing looking series.

  • 10
    kpung May 8, 2013

    I'm already in love with this series

  • 9.5
    Gus12345 May 8, 2013

    The second issue of The Private Eye, returns back to the intriguing world created by Brian K. Vaughan, and Marcos Martin, in a visually stunning, and impeccably written tale. Brian K. Vaughan crafts the mystery of who the mysterious cult is, what they are capable of, and just what there endgame is superbly, revealing just how sinister they can be, while leaving much in the dark for further issues. Enough cannot be said about the excellent artwork of Marcos Martin, bringing the futuristic world to life, excelling at drawing the many disguises of the characters. Placed at a name your own price, this comic has become one of the most innovative, and affordable comics on the marketplace today.

  • 9.0
    Fixer1140 Oct 13, 2013

    Love the online accessibility and story so far.

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