Book Of Death #2

Book Of Death #2

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Robert Gill Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

A new Dark Age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as the events foretold in the Geomancer's BOOK OF DEATH unfold!

Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer's arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to prevent civilization from falling into a new Dark Age, the Eternal Warrior won't go down without a fight! Valiant architect Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and rising star Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) bring you the next chapter in the summer blockbuster that promises to alter the Valiant Universe as you know it! Plus: new visions of the future that awaits - illustrated by superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (IMPERIUM)!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 18, 2015

    Book Of Death #2 is on sale August 19th, and I'm already counting down the days until issue #3 come out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Aug 18, 2015

    Book of Death #2 may not give a great deal of progression to our story, but that doesn't stop it from being an excellent read. Delivering great tension and explosive action, the creative team left this reader hooked to each and every page, leaving a suspenseful lead into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Aug 21, 2015

    With this Book of Death issue, I firmly believe that the character of The Eternal Warrior has been propelled to a new height. The creative team's efforts were successful at keeping the reader fully engaged by showcasing the trials and tribulations that Gilad must endure in his ever important role as a defender of the Geomancers. This issue contains high-octane entertainment with a battle sequence between Gilad and Unity that will not easily be forgotten. The resiliency of The Eternal Warrior really stands out with this book, justifying Gilad's recognition as The Eternal Warrior and commanding respect for it from his peers and readers alike. If there is ever an issue where you wish to learn more about The Eternal Warrior, this one is it. The creative team did a masterful job of presenting the chronicles of Valiant's past, present and future, making it easy for you to jump right in and enjoy this epic event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Aug 19, 2015

    Book of Death # 2 continues to drive the story of the Geomancers and Gilad while progressing the main storyline of the world threat. Venditti takes the opportunity to make this battle between friends hold a LOT of meaning between characters as the interactions of this battle shows Unity has a lot of things it needs to examine about itself. This wasn't just a battle between heroes for the sake of a fight. This was about seeing people who have fought beside each out find how different they are once they disagree on something and are not looking at each out closely enough.The main story is kicking into full gear with the return of Master Darque and the mysteries of Tama and the boy Geomancer. The art was some of Valiant's best, continuing to make this storyline as big as it should be. This is event books at its best. Book of Death # 2 does so much with so little and is a gripping, fun ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Aug 16, 2015

    The majority of Book of Death #2 is an extended fight sequence between Gilad, the Eternal Warrior, and the members of Unity. As has been the case with many of Valiant's output, it is not a simple fight meant to fill space in an event, but rather serves a purpose to develop and reinforce certain character traits. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 18, 2015

    If you are not reading Book of Death from Valiant then you are missing out on a memorable event. Read it to see just what kind of force can single-handily mop the floor with the Valiant Universe's best, read it to see what it means to be a Geomancer, and how far Gilad will go to protect Tama. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Aug 17, 2015

    He has also not been handled by Valiant Entertainment as well as he should, often written as a brute fighter clumsily swinging an axe and his foes. Long-time readers and fans of Gilad know how to look beyond his recent stories and know what the character is truly capable of. Occasionally (e.g. Eternal Warrior #8; the endof the Eternal Emperor story arc) we have seen a glimpse of his potential. However, for much of his recent appearances, Gilad Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 18, 2015

    Still, it's to Vendetti and company's credit that while the world at large might not automatically know the deal behind characters like the Geomancer or Ninjak, titles like Book of Death are as fun and accessible - perhaps even moreso - than its caped counterparts over at the Big Two. Here's hoping that Vendetti can keep his momentum going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Aug 19, 2015

    The final page reveal of this series' true villain was an interesting surprise and leaves me optimistic that this book could be one of the strongest event comics we've seen since" well" Robert Venditti's last Valiant event, 2014's Armor Hunters. Indeed, the Valiant Universe is seemingly the place to be for those who like their super-hero comics of a consistently high quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Aug 19, 2015

    BOOK OF DEATH remains one of the stronger events of the year; compact and fluid, with excellent storytelling and high-quality art, it's a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2015

    Book of Death #2 is a prime example of a book managing to remain thoroughly entertaining even as the narrative mostly stands still. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Aug 20, 2015

    Book of Death #2 is another great issue, helping to solidify this event as a worthy successor to The Valiant. The writing is excellent, despite the lack of storytelling when compared to the first issue, and the art makes the battle fluid and exciting. It's clear that Book of Death is more of a Unity event than a universe-wide crossover, which is by no means a bad thing. This is a fantastic way to make new readers familiar with the team, while giving long-time fans plenty to gawk at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Aug 20, 2015

    Book of Death #2 highlights the Eternal Warrior's mission in both his stance in combating Unity as well as the story read from the Book of the Geomancer. The characterization is excellent from the Eternal Warrior to Neville Alcott to the villain. Almost all of the characters have moments where depth is added to them. However, the Eternal Warrior's perfect plan coming to fruition was a little over the top. This book continues the excellent stories Valiant is putting out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Aug 27, 2015

    I think this is my favorite of Valiant's recent crossovers. Venditti writes Eternal Warrior very well, and he is great as a constant in the Valiant Universe and a focal point in stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 19, 2015

    Overall, it was still an enjoyable issue and far better than any other event book I've read this summer from any other publisher (big or small). Read Full Review

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