BRZRKR #2

Writer: Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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* U.S. government Doctor Diana Ahuja seeks to unlock the mysterious B.'s  memories - lifetimes of violence and tragedy like no one else who has ever lived that began with a fateful decision in ancient Mesopotamia.
* But is Diana here to help him... or is she serving a darker agenda?

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz May 10, 2021

    On top of the captivating origin story, the artwork of Ron Garney is simply incredible. Matched with the storytelling and the dialogue, his artwork enhances and enriches this intriguing origin tale. I also have to mention the fantastic cover art by Rafael Grampa. It is a simple image (just the main character), but he makes it look really fricken cool. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 28, 2021

    Originally I thought nothing more of this book than a vanity project, catering to fans of the movies. After reading this second issue, I am quite happy to have my assumptions changed. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 28, 2021

    Garney uses beautifully detailed drawings in this issue. These are enhanced by the cool toned color palettes designed by Crabtree. The result is absolutely stunning. In several pages, wordless panels are used to tell the story. And it absolutely works. I can't say enough good things about the engaging intensity of the artwork created in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Noelle Reyes Apr 27, 2021

    The violent intensity in BRZRKR #2 somehow surpasses the first issue and its bloody, visceral art continues to place the series as a visually violent paradise. Although the art is definitely the strongest factor, we're still wondering whether the high technology of the 21st century will achieve B's wishes. B's struggle is ultimately what will keep this series worth following " but if you're hungry for more of the kinetic action revealed so far, BRZRKR #2 won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 29, 2021

    BRZRKR #2continues to present immense levels of gore and ultraviolence while unveiling the secret origin of its protagonist. Now that more details have been revealed about B, he's starting to feel less like a stock action hero and more like a well-rounded character. And a little character can go a long way, especially in the realm of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 28, 2021

    The second issue does a fantastic job of telling B’s origins while progressing the story in modern times. If over the top, excessively violent and gory, action comics are to your liking you will love this. Readers familiar with Keanu Reeves recent work will recognise elements of it here, when you boil it down to its basics it’s a Reeves action film in comic form, with enough intriguing elements of the world weary, hard boiled action hero to set it apart from the crowd. Excellent storytelling, gorgeous art, intriguing concept, there is a lot to recommend here. Get on board this series now while it’s early on in the 12 issue run, you won’t regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Apr 28, 2021

    Where this story is heading is still a bit of a mystery. While the seeds have been planted, it is my hope that both the main character and plot begin to get some greater depth. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 29, 2021

    BRZRKR #2 is an all-around great comic. Reeves and Kindt arent reinventing the wheel here, but its still an intriguing book with all kinds of directions it can go in. Itll be interesting to see where they take the book, but one thing is for sure- it will look good getting there; Garney is one of the best action pencillers in the industry. BRZRKR #2 is a cool ride that will leave fans wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 5, 2021

    BRZRKR #2 gives us B's back story and it makes us feel both fear of him and pity for him. Born a weapon, he feels his only option is to act like one. Will that remain true as this tale unfolds? I suspect it actually will. We have 10 more months to find out for sure, but I don't think, based on what I know of Matt Kindt, that there will be any sunsets into which B gets to ride at the end of this story. If I am wrong, I will own it. Until then, I look forward to the next bloody mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 28, 2021

    BRZKR #2 is an interesting issue. It dials back the violence and action delivering a focus on the origin of the main character. While it keeps up some action, the focus is more on the character than the visuals like the debut. What happens next will be intriguing as the series has shaken up expectations of what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone May 2, 2021

    Heavy action scenes, a same same origin story, all point to a series in need of ensuring every issue doesn't become a retreat of what has gone before. There's enough going on, however, to keep readers coming back for more. But less of the gynecological fireworks, please. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Apr 29, 2021

    BRZRKR is a nice read for fans of lone wolf and vagabond stories. It's not necessarily groundbreaking but it's nice work put together by a dedicated team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Apr 28, 2021

    I know the story concept, the team behind the comic and the big names printed on the cover have all the potential to make this a cultural talking point, yet I struggle to see where this story is actually going. We have a character who cannot be killed, and while we know this there must be a challenge that requires him to do more than walk through death and come back alive. I may have found this issue beautiful to look at, but the story itself " while enjoyable " is also a little underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Apr 28, 2021

    There doesn't feel like much to propel the story to the next issue here, but the issue is honestly surprisingly good overall and despite the rather ordinary "extraordinary" origin, it's a solid read. Read Full Review

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