Spencer & Locke 2 #1
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Spencer & Locke 2 #1

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Jorge Santiago Jr. Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Suspended by Internal Affairs, Detective Locke grapples with the demons of his past alongside his trusty partner, his childhood imaginary panther Spencer. But when Spencer and Locke face a scarred soldier named Roach Riley, will this unlikely pair finally meet their match?

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Jennifer DeRoss Apr 30, 2019

    This first issue of the second volume shows no delays in getting all of the pieces of the story working together. And, always leaving the reader wanting more, the last page opens things up in a big way. The issue asks if Spencer and Locke can survive Roach Riley, and the answer to that seems like it could be complicated in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Apr 28, 2019

    The second part of the Spencer & Locke series is off to a great start. With solid writing and a great art style, it's a must-read. It's a smart, intense, suspenseful story full of mystery and action. If you haven't read any of the series yet, go pick up the first collection, then dive into part 2. It's excellent, and I promise you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard May 1, 2019

    Spencer and Locke 2 will quickly prove that the creative team has created something special. Giving classic characters a new twist is not a new idea, but giving them such depth, with trauma and how they cope with it, is an issue that resonates with many. Although they do provide a recap of the events of the first four issues, readers should check them out anyway as they are a terrific story arc in themselves. Spencer and Locke 2 will be a title that readers should keep their eyes out for. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 4, 2019

    Spencer & Locke, Vol. 2 #1 is the best kind of sequel, one that stays faithful to the core concept while expanding the world in new and exciting ways. The emotional core, the fond homages to classic newspaper strips, the noir mysteryits all back and even better here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 12, 2019

    Spencer & Locke Volume 2 #1 is due for release on April 24th, and for more interview with series writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago Jr. please click here Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 24, 2019

    The outstanding pair of damaged detectives Spencer & Locke have returned in a story that jumps right from unease to suspense. So far, an excellent return to a marvelous team of misfits. The action and adventure is sure to be had, but the anguish and drama is sure to be there too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Apr 25, 2019

    One of the most original and thoughtful series out today, tackling childhood trauma and PTSD, and balancing these heavy topics with smart humor, intrigue, and thrills. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti May 2, 2019

    It doesn't take an experienced detective to see that "Spencer & Locke 2" is one high-quality book. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Mar 2, 2019

    Spencer & Locke volume 2 is off to an imaginative and heartfelt start with some new comic strip and genre stylings and top-notch storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell May 14, 2019

    A great first issue that does well continuing where volume 1 left off and building towards a potentially interesting plot for this volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2019

    The Spencer & Locke formula retains its appeal thanks to an even more ambitious sequel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones May 7, 2019

    Spencer & Locke 2, like all good sequels, ratchets up the stakes and expands the story's scope. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Apr 30, 2019

    The team has doubled down on the classic comic strip homages, adding their own unique twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Feb 6, 2019

    This book is not out for a few months, but I hope that my thoughts on it make you check it out if you don't already have it on your pull list. While you're at it, take time to delve into the roots of this book, its pretty amazing stuff. This is psychological crime noir at its best. The mash-up you never realized you needed until now.SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #1 is the psychological, homage filled, crime noir book you never knew you needed until now. Get it on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 1, 2019

    Spencer & Locke isn't quite like any other comic series, and that's a great thing. Read Full Review

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