Black Summer #2

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Avatar Press Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The American military machine is mobilized in pursuit of John Horus - and his one-time comrades. Withheld information and misplaced anger leads to open fire in the streets of the city that the Seven Guns came from, and the hammer of the wrath of the government and the people is about to come down on five people who, just twenty four hours ago, were at best forgotten heroes... With art by the genius Juan Jose Ryp, no fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss this bleeding-edge eight issue masterpiece.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Aug 28, 2007

    Proclamation: With five more issues to go, the already blazingly hot Black Summer is well on its way to becoming a real scorcher. Get it. Get it now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 24, 2007

    Ellis might risk being labelled as too overtly liberal by right-wing readers (comparisons of the Bush administration to Nazi Germany might press the point a little, but Ellis doesn't shy away from the parallels between Germany in 1939 and the current activities of the U.S. government), but to view the book as being simply a mouthpiece for a dissection of the current state of U.S. politics would seem to miss half the point; there's just as much debate over the extent to which the superhero model could ever be workable in law and in practice, whether it's more important for a government to be democratic or to be morally sound, and the importance of the public being accountable for their government just as much as the government must be accountable for its people. The fact that these subjects aren't always spelled out actually gives the reader a chance to engage more with the material and come to their own conclusions rather than being spoon-fed the arguments, making it provocative food Read Full Review

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