Black Market #2

Black Market #2

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Victor Santos Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Under Denny's coercion, Ray has successfully procured and sold his first batch of Super DNA on the black market. The scary part? He's a natural, so much so that he and Denny need to expand their operation by bringing in some added muscle-a former hero with an axe to grind against the Supers who forced him out of the life.

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 16, 2014

    Black Market is quickly proving to be one of BOOM! Studio's best mini's, having a very morish tale. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 25, 2014

    This really should have been the first issue, but I liked the creative switcheroo. Seeing the act after learning how it all came to be really changed my view of things and got me into the characters a little more. Ray is not a monster, but in many ways, he might as well be. Then again, maybe he is doing everyone a favor. After all, does the world really need superheroes that look down on us mere mortals from the heavens? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 20, 2014

    BLACK MARKET #2's well written, visually stimulating and even exciting at times, but it feels like there isn't any noteworthy progress until the final page. Establishing a better connection to these characters is obviously a critical part of this title and this chapter does accomplish that with Bruiser, but we never really received a proper follow-up to the last chapter's solid cliffhanger. It isn't the biggest complaint around, but it is noticeable and leaves me anxious to see the dynamic between the two brothers expand. How long can Denny keep Ray in the dark? Still, the script has me interested in these characters and seeing where this path will take them. Barbiere's story is loaded with potential and this chapter definitely shows signs of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Aug 25, 2014

    Black Market #2 is a fun second issue in a short miniseries that you will enjoy reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 19, 2014

    All-in-all, this issue was fun to look at, but just felt like issue #1 all over again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Aug 21, 2014

    Writer Frank J. Barbiere has got a potentially good story on his hands. If he fleshes out his characters some more, and clarifies Biochem's motives, Black Market can work its way into my rotation. Until then, I'll be rereading Kurt Busiek's Marvels for the fifth time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Sir James Nerdcaster Aug 25, 2014

    All in all a decent read. I hope it picks up though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 20, 2014

    "Black Market" #2 remains a fun story about how superheroes can change the world in ways they probably never thought of, despite the bumpy chronological path it takes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Aug 21, 2014

    That said, the interesting thing with this sequence was the interaction between the housing tenants and Ray.  It seemed almost like reaffirmation for what he was now doing, as if now he could tell himself that his actions weren't  truly wrong and instead actually made him a hero of sorts. So I guess my main gripe, without using all the words I just used, was that the timeline jumped around too much making it hard to stay on track with what was in the past and what was a continuation of the first issue. The story is still good, I still like the creative take on the dynamic between Hero and Villain, but I sadly found this to be a fairly confusing read overall. Read Full Review

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