Burning Fields #2

Writer: Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

As new murders arise across the oilfields of Iraq and their surrounding cities, strange alliances form: Dana and Aban delve into one another's pasts in the search for the killers, while Verge, the private military company that blocks Dana and Aban at every turn, makes its own inroads on the case.

  • 9.6
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Feb 19, 2015

    Second issues are always tough. This issue was able maintain the pace and suspense of the debut issue, while giving readers something to chew on without choking them with too much. Moreci and Daniel continue to display their ability to write a careful script while Lorimer and LaFuente continue to show it to us effectively and skillfully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Feb 19, 2015

    Burning Fields is building up an epic story that utlizes both modern and ancient fears. This slow build is heading towards a powder keg explosion. Hop on now before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Feb 18, 2015

    This is a great start for a limited series and I have every expectation that over the next few months this will continue to be one of BOOM! Studios best titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 17, 2015

    The end result is still a satisfying read, with a horror that is not as cliched as a killer after a group of teenagers or murderous supernatural entities. The setting is a fresh and potentially fertile one for the genre, and in reality the only thing missing at this point is more clarity as to what exactly it is that they are up against. This issue did falter a little bit in its ability to flow throughout, but the end result is still a solid story in a series which is pushing some boundaries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Feb 17, 2015

    Burning Fields continues to light a spark of thought in its readers. I am really enjoying this series so far and this issue did a fantastic job of taking what was created in the first issue and expanding on it. This series is a political, mysterious thriller that has tons to still unravel. We are at a point now where we know who our main characters are and they are deep into their investigation. While I may have some minor issues with the art, I really enjoy the art style. Through very creative story telling and detailed yet simplistic art, the overall look and feel of Burning Fields #2 is a fantastic read. I would recommend this issue to all who have picked up issue 1. If you haven't picked up #1 you need to do that ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Oscar Maltby Feb 19, 2015

    Make no mistake, Burning Fields #2 is a miserable comic book filled with miserable characters carrying out miserable jobs in a miserable country. It makes for a sobering read, but when that's clearly the book's intention, it's difficult to hate it. Although based entirely in the present, Moreci and Daniel's style of realistic dialogue ensures we learn about Dana at the same pace her new colleagues do. Lesser books would have resorted to entire pages worth of flash-backs by now, and Moreci and Daniel achieve that effect in a much more subtle manner. Burning Fields is definitely gathering steam, turning from a book worth just a cursory glance into a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Feb 18, 2015

    I've hardly touched on the plot of this book, but that's because it's interesting to follow the case along with the detectives, and to say what happens throughout feels like it'd be ruining the fun of it. Just to tease you though here's a tip. Biting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 17, 2015

    While the restrained pace in this second issue may not necessarily appeal to those readers looking for a quick fix or instant gratification, Im more than happy to allow myself to sink gradually into the utterly compelling world that this team has created. A tense military drama with a powerful message behind it and a faint, unnerving horror lurking on the periphery, Burning Fields is a series that continues to live up to my ridiculously high expectations from this creative team, and is once again a series I cant recommend highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 18, 2015

    "Burning Fields" #2 is an immersive second chapter of this eight-issue series, surrounding readers with well-developed characters and submerging them in a very hostile and threatening environment on many levels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 17, 2015

    A strong series that Moreci and Daniel are giving us. With Lorimer and Lafuente keeping the look dark and eerie, every issue is a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Hainey Feb 18, 2015

    If Burning Fields can keep this up then it will be a really solid thriller that'll have you waiting for the next issue. While not a certain hit yet issue two offers plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Read Full Review

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