The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2

Writer: Ram V Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 19, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 23
9.8Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

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* The avatar of Death now exists in the mortal world as twenty-something Laila Starr after humanity begins the path to discovering immortality.
* Years pass, and Laila unexpectedly meets the boy who will change everything at one of the formative moments in his life.
* Laila must decide what she truly wants from him - and how far these revelations will push her...

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 26, 2021

    I adored the first issue, and I adore The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2 even more. This is an incredibly well composed comic that has sparked feelings in me that I haven't felt in a while. I'm excited to see what the rest of the series brings and while viewing many deaths probably won't get any easier, it will be deftly handled and beautifully rendered. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 19, 2021

    Everything flows here from the story to the art, which itself is breathtaking and unique. It's another knockout issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 20, 2021

    There must have been some dust in the room when I read this, as for some weird reason my eyes were wet at the end of the book. This is a love letter to life and death, and for all those impacted by the tragic events of COVID its cathartic view shows hope. I would use exclamation points but the big editor at BGCP has banned me from using them. Another clean sweep for the writer and artist with full marks all the way.. can they keep it up next month? Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 20, 2021

    ‘The Many Deaths of Laila Starr' #2 is a stylish deep gorgeous celebration of humanity & the human experience from a creative team at the top of their game who clearly truly love the medium and are willing to take it to the heights that it can and should be reaching. The first issue set a bar that the second surpassed easily and the series promises to keep exceeding and subverting expectations going forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie May 20, 2021

    This series will play over in my head time and time again, that is a powerful thing for a series with only two issues released so far. The Many Deaths of Laila Starr is unlike anything else I am reading at the moment. Read this issue, and support the outstanding creativity and talent of the team of Ram V, Filipe Andrade and everyone else who has left their hearts of the pages for you to experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee May 19, 2021

    The second issue of The Many Deaths of Laila Starr is just as good as the first, and the first was pretty close to perfect. Everyone involved with Laila Starr is operating in full command of their powers, and those powers are substantial. If you havent already gotten hooked on this book what are you even doing with your life? Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt May 19, 2021

    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2is an incredible comic in every regard. Its exploration of death and immortality is so beautiful and unexpected; I have never experienced a story like it. The writing is superb, the art is divine, and the comic is surely only just getting started. I cannot wait to see what Lailas many more lives deaths bring. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 19, 2021

    The Avatar of Death has lost her job and struggles on her new mission, for life is distracting. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 19, 2021

    Laila experiences two deaths in two issues. The years pass, and she returns. The title feels confident enough to suggest that this is likely to be a regular occurrence, possibly at the end of every issue. There's a poetic feeling of myth and magic about the episodic plot's structure that Ram V is working with, aided as he is by some very dreamy visuals brought to the page by Andrade. With the second of five issues, the series is roughly 40% finished. Already it feels like it's moving too fast. It's been such a pleasure so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 19, 2021

    This issue is filled with watercolor style panels in a variety of tones that flow with the changing moods of the story. The drawing is a mix of traditional and fantasy. And I especially like the way one character is crafted in a manner representative to a child's imagination. This edition is engaging and made me feel very connected to the tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 18, 2021

    The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr #2 is a great example of how comics can lift up life in a way no other medium can. As the godlike Laila begins to understand humanity, she's also very close to the supernatural in ways that harness the deep value of life that's all around us every day. Ram V and Andrade have crafted a story of magical realism that's a celebration of life and its deep value in its everyday experiences. Read Full Review

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