Lonely Receiver #2

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Jen Hickman Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

As she reels from a breakup with her phone, Catrin's life spins out of control. Every-thing about her existence was connected to her partner. Now she has no money, no ID, and no way to engage with the world. She's drifting alone in a sea of connection, except for the pair of disembodied eyes watching her...
A week / of hours /
// wasted in // wait here
The eyes // in my wall //
/ Hate // they appear.
Set in the near future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a
horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One's Rose, X-Men) and il more

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 17, 2020

    The Lonely Receiver #2 is a deeper and more personal issue than the debut was, and its one of the most memorable comics Ive read all year, equal parts dark and relatable. This is a book with something poignant to say, and its going to say it with a bleak sense of searing futuristic style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 10, 2020

    Normally, the first issue is seen as the setup bool. With such a dramatic change to Catrin's life at the end of the last book, this feels like a second attempt to setup the story. This isn't a bad thing; at this stage there are two distinct Catrin's, with and without Rhion. There is still more to come from this book as we have yet to see more of the garden and the debate around A.I extending past its original purpose. It is going to be an interesting read for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 7, 2020

    There is a lot to take in with this issue and when combined with all the details of the first we're getting an interesting world realized, or at least this particular slice of it. It's definitely solid and intriguing as a standalone issue but I imagine it will definitely flow differently when taken in full in a collected edition. What we get here further showcases Catrin's slide into despair and all the struggles in trying to get to a place she wants to be but is further out of reach. It's heavy on the dialogue and narration to good effect and the layouts and artwork help to really tell the story of what she's going through in really great ways, especially some of the sparseness of it all that reflects where she's ended up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 16, 2020

    Lonely Receiver #2 depicts a week of spiraling shame, less telling the story of a break-up, and more creating the feeling of one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Oct 7, 2020

    An uncomfortable look into the thoughts tumbling around a troubled mind makes up much of Lonely Reciever #2, but given the events of the first chapter, it seems like that's the only right way to follow up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 25, 2020

    I'm still not entirely sure what to think of Lonely Receiver. It's super disturbing, but not a jump scare kind of story. Instead, it kind of seeps into your soul. It stays there, haunting your thoughts for some time. It's a chilling tale of love lost through the lens of sci-fi horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Oct 7, 2020

    A very honest and raw look at breakups, examined through the lense of a futuristic A.I. leaving a woman. It’s an interesting examination of the loss during a breakup, as well as being an interesting look at the way technology, and our dependence on it, is growing, and one potential future if society carries on down the route it’s going. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Oct 19, 2020

    "Lonely Receiver" #2 writes itself into a corner with a dialogue-heavy script. Read Full Review

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