Over The Garden Wall #2

Over The Garden Wall #2

Writer: Pat McHale Artist: Jim Campbell Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The Tale of Fred the Horse! This issue takes place between episodes 4-5 of the Cartoon Network miniseries and tells the story of Fred, a down-on-his-luck horse who finds himself in trouble with the Highwayman.

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Anne Jun 3, 2016

    So in conclusion, if you enjoyed the animated Over the Garden Wall series, you'll probably enjoy the comic. (Though how much you'll enjoy it depends on what your favorite elements from the show were, I suppose). If you haven't seen the series before, you could probably still get through the comic without too much confusion, but I doubt you'd get as much out of the comic as someone who had seen the show. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Peter Ngaou May 24, 2016

    Much of the charm of the Over The Garden Wall animated series comes from this mixture of light heartedness and maturity, and while the comic series has yet to get dark, the charm still remains all the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 22, 2015

    This is a really cute book with a lot of funny and bizarre stories in it. It’s a fun read to pass the time, and it goes by fairly quickly, holding a steady pace throughout. Issue #1 had me hooked, issue #2 is keeping me there, and I can’t wait to see what issue #3 has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd May 30, 2016

    Two stories intriguingly juxtaposed and both excellently structured. All I want now, is for the creepiness to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Hitchcock Jun 2, 2016

    I don't have much to say about this issue. Its fine. Its nowhere near as memorable as the series. I think that comes from choosing to not have Wirt in this comic series. Greg's fine, but the character works best when bouncing off his brother. Its kinda like reading a story about Bert without Ernie. Sure, he can work on his own, but a lot of his charm comes from the pair. It also feels a bit too safe. One of the appealing things about the series was how dangerous the woods were, while in this story, Gerg looks like he's taking a trip into the pages of the Wind in the Willows. I'm sure the second storyline with young woman with missing parents is suppose to fill that gap, but it'd be nice to see the two stories converge at least. Again, its fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Sep 25, 2015

    Jim Campbell's art has just the right balance of simplicity and detail to suit the tone of the story. The animated series often found its comedy in brief facial expressions of its cast, a tradition in animated comedy going all the way back to Chuck Jones' work on The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show. Fortunately, since Campbell was a storyboard artist for the show, that's carried over to the comic as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    PopOptiq - Adam Todd Sep 27, 2015

    Pat McHale continues to make good strides with Over The Garden Wall. This issue will be satisfying to casual and overt fans of the series. The next two issues should provide even more chances for great interactions between the main characters. As always, hopefully more mystery is right around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 23, 2015

    The premise is good, but falls flat for me as Fred's backstory doesn't work to make the laughs come and instead feels shrug worthy. The story progresses though and the art excels. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Robin Callaghan Sep 25, 2015

    Over the Garden Wall #2 feels like it is driven by an underbaked idea that struggles to drive the story. With a tone that is unlike the source material this comic never really delivers. Read Full Review

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