American Monster #2

American Monster #2

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A man's country can be both something to fight for...and to fight against. Just one of many difficult decisions punching Theo Montclair square in the face. Betrayal and rage are just some the easier emotions that Theo will suffer through on his long hard road towards redemption.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 22, 2016

    I'm thoroughly enjoying American Monster as it moves into its expansion and exploration phase punctuated by some solid moments of violence to make it clear what it wants to be. I'm definitely getting a very TV-accessible vibe off of it as I can imagine it being an AMC or Cinemax show that could make for some engaging viewing. There's a lot of potential to be worked with here and I'm curious to see how all the pieces fit as it progresses. In the meantime, it's very easy to get into the mood of the series thanks to the absolutely gorgeous and striking artwork from Juan Do. I love the layouts and the choices used here, particularly when Downs questions Montclare, as the camera placement provides for some really intriguing views through which to take all of this in. Good stuff all around that, if it hits its stride in a big way, will be hella impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Feb 16, 2016

    After two issues I am completely impressed with American Monster. This installment, while perhaps not quite as impactful as the debut, is no less resonant. There is a real sense of construction of a story here, and I'm happy Brian Azzarello isn't rushing this. The pace – for now – is quite pedestrian, but the sense of building malevolence in the background is much like an impending thunderstorm. He is teasing the reader just now. He's building a steady foundation for this tale, but you can't help but feel that the hard questions are coming, making you thankful that you have this time to steel yourself. Epic is not a word I like to throw around, but two issues in you can sense a palpable significance to American Monster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Feb 17, 2016

    Azzarello provides a backdrop for each character giving them reasons to either succeed or fail, which is impacted by their various interactions with each other and those around them. All in all, this is good book for those that like the their stories darker than dark. Read Full Review

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