Strange Fruit #2

Writer: J. G. Jones, Mark Waid Artist: J. G. Jones Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The Mississippi River is flooding, but the citizens of Chatterlee are more worried about the Colossus and what his presence means for their town.

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Oct 17, 2015

    Strange Fruit #2 continues the collaborative artistic excellence of J.G. Jones and Mark Waid about the impending natural disaster in the Mississippi region sometime in the 1920s. Their fusion of excellent artistry and narrative is omnipresent from the cover up to the final page, despite the delay of publication and release. It sheds some connectivity of the main character's past to the collective experiences of the oppressed minorities; henceforth, the perfect trajectory launch pad for the penultimate chapter. Strange Fruit is graphic history (of sorts), rolled with spices of superhero and critical commentaries, in its finest form so far! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 16, 2015

    Overall, Strange Fruit is one of the most visually beautiful and surprising comics to come out this year. Jones and Waid have breathed life into this world and transport the reader back to an uncomfortable, yet important time in history. While the script itself can at times feel a little unfocused and overstuffed, the sheer level of detail and heart poured into this comic more than make it worth your time. Strange Fruit is powerful, stunning and magnificent to behold. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2015

    The book leaves a huge impact on the strength of its visuals alone. Every page in this issue reads like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, though tinged with sinister undertones that befit a story where racial tensions are boiling over and a storm is raging. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Oct 14, 2015

    I'm planning on sticking with this book, but I'm disappointed in how the book seems to be shaping as the story progresses. Jones and Waid had huge ambitions with this book, but I can't see them finishing this story in four issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 13, 2015

    While it may not necessarily be the most balanced or well-handled insight into the racism present in Mississippi in the 1920s, Strange Fruit still provides a uniquely intriguing take on the Superman trope, and features some of the most impressive artwork youre likely to find on the shelves today.  Id say its definitely worth a look, although that will clearly depend on your reasons for picking it up in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 14, 2015

    Strange Fruit may yet recover some of the potential that its concept offered, but it hasn't done nearly enough to win back the trust of the readers it alienated with the first issue. Strange Fruit's ultimate value as it currently stands, isn't in the story it's trying to tell, but what it's production reveals about strides that the industry as a whole have yet to make in improving how it approaches delicate issues of racial representation. Read Full Review

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