Terra Obscura #2

Writer: Alan Moore, Peter Hogan Artist: Yanick Paquette, Karl Story Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 4, 2003

    I'm still a bit stuck on the idea that this miniseries isn't focused on the plot element that had me snatching up the first issue, but I will say that the book is a highly engaging read, that is making pretty solid use of its characters. Now I do believe this book's cast are all characters who made their debut in the Golden Age of comics, and that they became public domain a while back, so these characters likely all have backstories & previous adventures that probably would make these current adventures more entertaining. However, even with my lack of knowledge about their backstories, this miniseries does an admirable job fleshing out these characters in a relatively short amount of time, with this issue being a pretty solid detective murder mystery. However, this mystery is derailed somewhat by the injection of a rather serious-minded crisis that looks like it'll act as this miniseries main plot. Still the investigation was fun while it lasted, and the threat that does emerge looks Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jul 26, 2003

    This is really a fun little read, and certainly an excellent example of the comic genre. While it's not something to run right out and grab, it's a nice alternative to a delayed title or if you simply enjoy well done comics. Just make sure you don't have any metal objects on you Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 26, 2003

    Yanick Paquette makes this heroine a beauty, and she is but one of the many exceedingly build but proportionate women that grace the pages. However, two such women bring this issue to a dead-stop. Miss Masque and her doltish friend may have the curves to make one melt where they stand, but every moment they waste in the panels with vapid dialogue and grand stupidity grates on the reader's patience and intellect. Beautiful women are often a tonic to any production. These two act like a pair of depressants. Read Full Review

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