Black Eyed Kids #2

Writer: Joe Pruett Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

The nightmare continues in the aftermath of last issue's shocking ending! They have come. They are death. They are not alone. Who are the mysterious Black-eyed Children and what is their sinister secret? Meredith Williams is a small-time author, content with her small-time fame. Jim Loudin is a pawn store owner who's entire family is either missing or dead. Two common people, strangers to one another, whose lives will never be the same. The BEK will see to that.

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 20, 2016

    In any case, this issue is definitely worth reading. The plot is picking up the pace now, and we have finally established the threat. It's a Children of the Corn type of thing, but sometimes children can be the creepiest villains (especially with pitch black eyes). If you're into the horror genre at all, this series is the way to go for some quality storytelling and the entertainment of mystery. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 23, 2016

    Having the fate of humanity spelled out for us, and learning that humans are merely the cattle another species requires for servitude, work and sustenance lurches the reader out of the luridly entertaining fever dream Black Eyed Kids worked so hard to create. While the book will no doubt continue to be spooky and surely we can always count on gorgeously dark and chilling art, the overall spell has been broken via a clumsy bout of TMI. Hopefully this is not a stylistic harbinger of things to come. Hopefully BEK will return to beguile us with its subtler, creepier charms. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 19, 2016

    Theres a still a hell of a lot to like about this series – and this issue, for that matter – but I cant help but feel a slight twinge of disappointment that Pruett and Kudranski have tipped their hand in such an inelegant fashion here. Moving forwards, this is a book which is absolutely rife with potential, providing it can somehow manage to replicate the creeping unease that made the first issue such a jaw-dropping success. For now though, while Id love to be able to approach the upcoming issues with optimism, the sense of dread I previously felt for the Black Eyed Kids is now directed at the series itself. Read Full Review

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