Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #2

Writer: Elliott Kalan Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Maniac Harry is loose in a Bronx high school, and it's not so he can finish his GED!

With video of Harry's bloody rampage going viral, seemingly everyone is converging on Bright Future Academy: protestors, police, media and our heroes, Mayoral Aide Gina Greene and NYPD Detective Zelda Pettibone. Can the so-called grown-ups get out of each other's way in time? And what happens when an ordinary student risks his life to save his classmates, only to be chased by the worst bully of them all: The Maniac?

Each issue of MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 19, 2022

    There's a lot going on with this installment and it's got the right mix of fun and cringe about it. It's tough to do a book like this in the atmosphere of the real world today but the team here has managed to pull it off for the most part. The grim nature of the book has its own appeal and just seeing how Zelda and Gina are dealing with their own issues and what they're working to stop has a lot going for it. And we do get a couple more pages of Lena making her way to the city, which is its own kind of special. It's slowly coming together and building along well with each new piece. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Jan 17, 2022

    A sly comic with satire as strong as it's slicing and dicing. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Logan Moore Jan 12, 2022

    Maniac of New York's overarching narrative is still one that I am just not jiving with in this second run and I'm hard-pressed to think that will change soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jan 16, 2022

    It's over the top in certain aspects but, isn't that why you'd read this book. It's a slasher film in a comic. It's unrealistic, but highly entertaining.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jan 19, 2022

    I'm completely sold on the aspects of Maniac of New York that lean into the slasher tropes, but I was under the impression that Harry had a level of intelligence that he could at least open doors. In this issue, he has the opportunity to very easily unlock a door through a broken window (at first I thought that was what he was doing, there is a close up to make it absolutely clear that he could do this). Then again, he doesn't even try to open a locker that a student just unlocked to hide in without any time or ability to lock behind him. In both instances he just wails on and stabs the doors. Maybe the writer is making a point of show he can't use doors?

    The protest is also completely bizarre. This is just a weird series but I c more

  • 7.0
    Silver Rocket Jan 21, 2022

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