Deep State #2

Deep State #2

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Ariela Kristantina Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

Harrow and Branch's investigation of the longSoviet lander's crash site leads them to a small town in rural Pennsylvania. Before the mysterious force is able to take control of the townspeople and enact its full plan, the Agents of Control must isolate the town from the world and eliminate the menace.

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Dec 9, 2014

    Deep State already has me hooked. Justin Jordan's story is very well though out. The series has an eerie feeling that I just can't shake off. The story is great and very refreshing. This story, while seems overdone and old Justin Jordan adds a fresh take to the entire genre. What makes this story that much better is fantastic art by Ariela Kristantina and Ben Wilsonham. We are only two issues in and I feel like the book is already three arcs in. For those of you who are looking for a great sci-fi read you should pick this series up ASAP.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jordanne MacDonald Dec 11, 2014

    Deep State #2 is a great issue which gives more depth to the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 10, 2014

    DEEP STATE #2 should be an obvious purchase for sci-fi fans, especially ones that loved The X-Files and Men in Black. Yes, the concept is all kinds of familiar, but Jordan's talented writing makes up for that and then some and turns this into something that's full of promise. The characters are well-written, the mystery is absorbing, and there's a moment or two where the visuals really sell the compelling scenes and pull you right into 'em. DEEP STATE is off to a great start and has a whole lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 9, 2014

    This makes it occasionally hard to enjoy this otherwise engaging series. If the characters were more peripheral to the story then it might meant that it was easier to focus instead of the sci-fi concepts, but already by this point, some of the victims are more engaging than the two leads. While there is of course room to grow for these two, it also doesnt seem like they are on the right track. The little bit of engaging dialogue between them is stifled by an overly seriously bureaucratic attitude in the writing which doesn't help either. There is still enough here for this series to succeed, only that it could easily be in the rare field of having both engaging characters and an amazing concept. For the time being the readers of this series will have to be happy with one and not the other, though the payoff for the one half is still worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 10, 2014

    Despite relying on an abundance of tried and true archetypes and ending the issue on an ineffective cliffhanger, the entirety of "Deep State" #2 is appealing. Fans who enjoyed any of its influences will probably find something to like here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 10, 2014

    It makes this comic very hard to judge because there is so much to like and so much to be wary of. Is it good? I honestly don't know yet. Will I be back next month to keep finding out? Hell yes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

    Deep State Vol. 1Deep State Vol. 1 by Justin Jordan
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is a review for Issue #1 and #2.

    After not understanding (a.k.a highly disliking) BOOM!'s publication of God Hates Astronauts, Vol. 1, I retreated to the my safe alcove of Image and Vertigo comics. Recently at the comic book store, which is admittedly one of the best places to spend my Wednesday mornings, I heard praise for Deep State Vol. 1. I then saw the last copies of issues #1 and #2 sitting on the new series rack and since they looked like they needed a home, and the art looked fucking awesome, I decided to give BOOM! another shot.

    I am so happy I did.

    The first issue is gripping, well drawn, well colored, and damn-well written. This is going to be a big story among those of us who love mature content and superheroless comic books.

    From Issue #2:
    " You have a secret government widget that gives you the layout of the area?

    I have Google Maps.

    Is that a joke?

    Of course not."

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