Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
10User Rating

After their Rise. Before the Dawn. The end for man is only the beginning for ape. At Koba's request, Caesar sends a search party into the wild. The time to create sanctuary for all apes is upon them. On the other side of the Americas, Malcolm refuses to let Rita, his wife, die alone. Willing to risk the infection, his family must venture through the harsh and dying cities to find some chance for a cure.

  • 8.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Daniel Pearson Dec 25, 2014

    Two issues in and this story is already got some strong roots, adding even more to the rich mythos and letting the readers witness the early years of ape civilisation as it slowly moulds into what will eventually be, the Planet of the Apes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Dec 24, 2014

    McDaidkills it yet again in the art department. I loved a lot of what he was doing with the setpieces and the ape's expressions. The human qualities in the ape faces really make you relate to their struggle, and then of course the actual humans are about as relatable as a stale bundtcake. But that's the beauty of these stories and this universe. We find our true human compassion because we're able to be empathic towards animals that (while certainly straddlingthe line of intelligence) are weaker than us. The art and the imagery help cement this fact, even moreso than some of the writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 24, 2014

    BOOM! Studios' comic feels like a proper return to the amazing franchise. Just like the movies, this is all about giving us a solid insight into its characters and watching what happens when they're faced with moral dilemmas. It treats the reader with respect and understands that it's sometimes important to show and not tell. It's a good script and the visual team creates a tone that consistently reminds us of just how intense and difficult the situation has become. A look at two totally different groups -- one human and one ape -- could have been a mess and left the book feeling unfocused, but the juggling of the two locations is being executed well and both stories entertain. Neither is outshining the other and both are doing a fine job showing us more of this world and how it's impacting both groups. We may not have a compelling bigger picture just yet, but the focus on character and the way it's all presented makes this a worthy edition to the franchise's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 23, 2014

    A story that we all know has a new face as these creators bridge the gap with a unique view of what happened between the films. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 26, 2014

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2 is a little jagged in its artwork, but overall it's a decent read, nothing more than that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 28, 2014

    The art is so dark it considerably hinders any enjoyment the story can provide. Very disappointing. Read Full Review

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