Dead Letters #2

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Chris Visions Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

After his harrowing first day in the city only known as "Here," Sam Whistler finds himself
in the employ of the Big Man himself, tasked with infiltrating the two rival gangs warring
for control over the abandoned domain.

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 8, 2014

    As Sam goes through God Squad orientation, we're treated to a series of flashbacks that explain not only how things are, but how they came to be. It's a bit of an info dump, yet Christopher Sebela's plotting is so well articulated that you're never left scratching your head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott May 7, 2014

    Dead Letters is fun, and it's violent, and it's addressing themes of what it means to be a human and what rewards there may be for good people in a secular world, and it's doing it all in a visually gorgeous setting. I mean, come on: Dead Letters is everything you want from a comic book, in spades. If you're not picking it up, you better wise up… ya mooks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 8, 2014

    There are certainly a lot of fantastic pieces to Dead Letters. The story has a lot of energy, and when it is given the space to pick up speed, it really works. The narration and exposition heavy portions of the second issue weighs things down a bit. Visions and Redmond continue to craft some incredibly intricate and interesting visuals. The heaviness of the line work and the sometimes muddy coloring makes discerning what the images are meant to depict more work. These notches remain minor in the face of a strong concept and should not stand in the way of readers checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Aug 26, 2014

    From an intriguing first issue the second fails to ignite further curiosity or excitement. Through what appears to be a convoluted and highly confusing story in both writing and art, it is difficult to follow or understand. Not knowing the rules of this universe it is impossible to gage the danger our hero is in especially when the one rule the book lays out is seemingly broken so abruptly. The stakes are not at all established, leaving the goals and consequence for failure a total mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Deckard May 7, 2014

    This is an exciting read with fantastic art. I love the way panels flow into each other and how the action is depicted. One of those books that really needs to be read in hand to appreciate the art and printing.

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