Second Sight #1

Second Sight #1

Writer: David Hine Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Ray Pilgrim knows how to get inside a killer's head. Getting in is the easy part...
20 years ago, Ray Pilgrim became a celebrity when he discovered his unique ability to see through the eyes of psychotic killers who were terrorizing London.  But his world collapsed around him when he was accused of the same crimes as the monsters he hunted.
Now, Pilgrim's teenage daughter is using her blog to investigate a ring of child abusers that includes some of the most powerful men in British society - men who are prepared to kill anyone who threatens to expose them. In order to protect his daughter and uncover the truth, Pilgrim must more

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 11, 2016

    This is starting out to be a really interesting series. I’m so excited to see how Ray is going to fix all this. I’m willing to bet this series is going to be a huge success! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Feb 10, 2016

    Second Sight #1 is another amazing series from AfterShock with this opening issue being one of the best from the publisher so far. Giving us an intriguing premise full of surreal moments, the creative team introduce us to the characters brilliantly, giving us some much needed backstory along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Feb 15, 2016

    This book, seems like a very British affair, with London its focus. It s good to see a realistic version of London appearing on a comic, albeit a potentially darker version. Reading this book, I can't help but be reminded of the original run of Hellblazer, especially with how this book feels. Granted, Ray and John are in totally different places, by choice and circumstance, but there is a resonance, that will appeal to fans of that long lamented book. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Feb 21, 2016

    Second Sight is an amazing supernatural murder book, not to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Feb 26, 2016

    Second Sight is a horror story in the vein of Silence of the Lambs. The monsters are human, not supernatural (the psychic ability of our lead character notwithstanding). The nature of the story means it won't be for everyone, but for fans of this kind of story, it could easily stand alongside classics of the genre. Hine is weaving a complex tapestry with the present interweaving with the past, and Pilgrim's personal life intersecting the various facets of his professional life. If you're lucky enough to have a local comic shop that carries AfterShock comics, pick one up and give it a try. Each one (s0 far) is completely different from the rest so they're all worth a look. If you shop doesn't carry them, ask about them, I think you'll be glad you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 11, 2016

    Second Sight was a book I went into without any foreknowledge about it. I'm enjoying going into a lot of AfterShock's works without any real expectations of views on the books so that they stand on their own. Second Sight is going to be a rough book for a lot of folks with the content involved, dealing with child abuse, torture, and other elements, but at this stage it also feels restrained compared to a few other books that have dabbled in this area over the years. That's not to say it's a walk in the park on a spring day, but it's not hardcore – yet. Hines has put together an interesting cast quickly where we get a good feel for aspects of their lives while Ponticelli brings it to life in a really engaging way. I'm definitely intrigued and will certainly be circling back to this series in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Feb 10, 2016

    Second Sight will not be for everyone. It addresses a subject many will find abhorrent. The beauty about fiction is that it can challenge us, and we can learn from it. Many thought titles like Invisible Monsters or American Pyscho shouldn't be published, and yet they have become titles that helped define generations. I'm not putting Second Sight on par with these, only time will tell how robust the story will end up being. What I am saying is that David Hine has dared to write a story that will challenge and disturb you, it may even disgust you, but isn't that fiction in its purist form? I've said before I love fiction that makes me think, and that doesn't necessarily mean it's always happy thoughts. The implications of Second Sight do disturb me, and it's that very reaction that will push me to read on. Think about it. Read Full Review

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