The Woods #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

While the crew of students led by Adrian and Karen come face to face with the unseen terrors of the alien woods, tensions boil over back at the school as power-hungry players seize the opportunity to take control.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 4, 2014

    The first issue of The Woods sold out, but you should be able to grab a second print with this issue. I would recommend you do that because this series is already proving to be one of the best of the year. As long as it finishes strong there's no doubt in my mind that it'll be appearing on my end of the year list in a least a few categories. Basically what I'm saying is buy this issue and keep buying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Jun 7, 2014

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  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 3, 2014

    I can't get enough of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jun 5, 2014

    In the best possible way, "The Woods" is a messy story. There are so many factors in play that it could pretty much go anywhere; but we're getting little hints as to which players are exerting the most influence, and that's what keeps our attention focused. At the same time, the woods themselves present a level playing field. There's all kinds of beauty and terror lurking in this forest, and its visual appeal engages the imagination. The feeling of chaos is this comic's greatest strength; a world this unpredictable is worth getting lost in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 7, 2014

    The Woods is this wonderful Sci-Fi/Mystery/Drama mixture that just works. It reminds me a little of the Image series Morning Glories, but faster paced. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 5, 2014

    The Woods is a hard book to pin down. On the one hand, it's got a serious horror vibe to it, what with the many unexplained events, grisly murders and things that go bump in the night. On the other, it's darn funny, possessing a cheeky wit that doesn't always complement the title's more serious nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jun 5, 2014

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  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 5, 2014

    THE WOODS continues to be scary and inviting at the same time, and it's a really solid young adult read. Even if you're not such a young adult, it's enjoyable and interesting and thoroughly surprising. There's a constant feeling of "what's next?" and interesting characters that keep fueling that. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Jun 4, 2014

    Again this is not a bad read but it's one that I am still not sure about. I recommend checking it out if you're willing to not think too much about the essentials. It still needs a few issues to find its footing and if you don't want to read something that takes a while to get a better understanding of what it is trying to be than you might want to stay away. If you could get around the negatives that I have stated above you could find something worth your time. It is an interesting premise and its ideas are all there. It just needs to get a little bit more minor touch ups and character development to make it a must read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 6, 2014

    Overall, this is not a bad comic. Its a fun science fiction read with some great action/adventure themes. Its also very appropriate for a general audience of younger teens, which is a difficult thing to find in the majority of creator-owned comics right now. With each issue it seems to work out the kinks from before, so I definitely look forward to seeing where this comic is headed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Jun 2, 2014

    Half of The Woods #2 is a very well told story, while the other half has ample room to improve. The comic as a whole is one filled with promise. Dialynas has shown great skill in evoking mood and Tynion's characters are a diverse lot capable of playing off one another in many interesting ways. I believe it is worth sticking around to see how this team delivers on that potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 9, 2014

    The Woods #2 is a slightly conservative second installment of a series that remains full of character, unease, and wit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 3, 2014

    What readers will see first, of course, is Ramn K. Prez' equally disturbing and stark tri-color cover, which isn't directly representative of the events inside but still eerily captures the story's mood. "The Woods" #2 stumbles a bit with its characterization, but the tension and fear remain immersive, and Tynion and Dialynas combine for a story that's well worth staying with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 18, 2014

    Again, I enjoyed The Woods, and look forward to going deeper into the darkened wood with the students who dared. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Steven Michael Scott Jul 1, 2014

    The Woods is a classic B-movie setup complete with cheesy dialogue and stereotypes, which sometimes takes itself a little too seriously, denying its true essence. As soon as this comic embraces what it is and drops hints to the audience that it is self-aware, I think it will take off as fun, grindhouse-style entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jun 5, 2014

    Overall, the story so far is definitely intriguing and Tynion's character work sets up the potential for some really fun twists and turns. With some decent mysteries added to the mix, The Woods is an entertaining new series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 5, 2014

    Hopefully, the story can break from overly worn clichs and focus more on exploring its interesting premise. Read Full Review

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