Maniac of New York #2

Writer: Elliott Kalan Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating


Maniac Harry, the unstoppable masked killer causing a significant drop in NYC property values, savagely slashes his way down the length of a packed subway car.

Can exhausted commuter Gabriella Acosta keep ahead of the Maniac long enough to save two children from his blade? Meanwhile, Gina Greene of the Maniac Task Force and NYPD detec-tive Zelda Pettibone are willing to do anything to save those passengers - but time is running out, and the Mayor is ready to sacrifice everyone on board if it means trapping Harry for good.

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 10, 2021

    Though not quite as strong as the first issue as it's moving deeper into the concept instead of just revealing it for the first time, Maniac of New York is definitely a good expansion on what we know so far. Harry's got a shiny new target and went all-in on it – which everyone in power should have expected – while Gail and Zelda have some potential leads that might mean something if they can connect it with more information. I really liked getting a first-hand style story onboard the train with Gabriella as they made for the real tension in the issue and time to see Harry in action, along with more of his results, as they're definitely brutal and what you'd expect. I can't wait to see what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 22, 2021

    Maniac of New York presents a refreshing new spin on the slasher genre, serving as a great allegory for issues facing the world today. It blends horror with a bit of political thriller and top notch action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 10, 2021

    I have said it a few times, but I am not a huge horror fan. That said, Kalan and Mutti have created a book that is truly disturbing in places. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Mar 15, 2021

    Fans of both slasher and police-procedural/detective yarns should be satisfied with this entry into the series Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Mar 15, 2021

    I am still of two minds when it comes to Maniac of New York as a whole. As much as I disliked the first chapter, chapter two is much, much better. Night and day. If the story continues this way, I'm in for the long haul.   Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Mar 10, 2021

    I continue to just find it hard to connect with Maniac of New York. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Mar 10, 2021

    This was really good in my opinion. I almost even liked it more than the 1st. It kept me on edge and entertained. If you like slasher movies you will like this.

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Mar 11, 2021

    Maniac of New York
    Issue: 2
    “Small Prices”

    Publisher: @aftershockcomics
    Writer: @elliottkalan
    Artist: @andreamutti9
    Letterer: @taylorespo
    Editor: @mikejmarts

    Harry, the un-killable Maniac of New York, is aboard New York City’s first ever fully automated train and is continuing his four year long killing spree. Gabriella Acosta is unfortunately one of the many passengers on this train and now she must do everything she can to survive. As if the stress of saving her own life wasn’t enough, she now has encountered two young children on the train and is desperately trying to keep them alive as well as herself. Meanwhile, Gina Greene of the Maniac Task Force and NYPD detective Z more

  • 9.0
    Rauld Mar 13, 2021

    Very good story, seeing this until the end

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 13, 2021

    We're taking this in a similar direction to Jaws, but the main characters could use some refinement and the setup's internal logic starts to shock cracks when the Mayor calls in the Maniac Task Force only to send them away.

  • 10
    Mindo2003 Mar 19, 2021

  • 8.0
    Silver Rocket Mar 14, 2021

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