Banjax #2

Writer: Rylend Grant Artist: Fabio Alves Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"Chapter 2: Where's Our Hero?" When cancer-ridden former superhero Laird Mason launches a violent and misguided Death Wish-like campaign to purge the city of super-villains before he dies, his straight-laced protégé, Abel Raines, is tasked with bringing him in. The problem? Raines isn't remotely up to the task. A story presented exclusively from the maniacally twisted point of view of a man who hasn't slept in over seven days.

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Jul 7, 2019

    What the creative team produces in issue two of BANJAX is yet another solid, memorable, and engaging reading experience. Four collaborative minds melding together in a smorgasbord of intensity and beauty. It's riveting, it's impressive, and it's what I'd love more comics to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Jul 10, 2019

    Rylend Grant and the creative team have a solid series on their hands. They set the bar quite high with their first issue, and while issue two didnt quite meet that same bar it certainly didnt lose any of the moment built from issue one. The stage is set for an eventual showdown between teacher and student. What remains to be seen though, is who will break first? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 3, 2019

    Focusing on point-of-view and perspective, Grant adds an additional layer of depth to Banjax with this second issue, providing readers with an intense look into the troubled mind of Banjax's protg. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 3, 2019

    On the whole I was impressed with the first issue, and the second issue has built on the promise of the first. Grant, Alves and Ferreira have created a deeply intriguing series, one that's well worth adding to your pull list if you're interested in a unique take on a hero's end of days, and the train wreck he's causing as he goes out in a blaze of glory Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jul 10, 2019

    All in all, this is an interesting take on the superhero narrative and if you dont mind your comics being a little rough round the edges then its definitely worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Beaubridges Jul 4, 2019

    The 2nd issue is even better than the first. I don't usually dig cape stuff, but this is really turning out to be a deeply interesting character study.

  • 9.5
    Wolf Warner Jul 7, 2019

    Another banging issue

  • 7.5
    Valiant Son Jul 19, 2019

    The second issue is as good as the first, with an interesting character study of Banjax's protégé, but opportunities are seemingly missed. Raines implies that he had always despised Banjax and this would make for an interesting aspect for further exploration, but it doesn't occur in this issue. It may be that future issues do address this, but not doing so here weakened the issue slightly, for me. Despite these reservations, this is a good series and I have a feeling that future issues will be stronger, having established the world and the conceit in this opening pair.

  • 9.0
    Santillan Jul 28, 2019

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