Clear #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: ComiXology Originals Release Date: November 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Dunes reflects on times of love and war as he investigates the death of his ex-wife, with old friends and new foes emerging as he learns about the extent of her work.

Writer SCOTT SNYDER and artist FRANCIS MANAPUL step out from the world of caped heroes to present a sci-fi noir tale for the ages! In this wild and twisting mystery where nothing is as it seems, discover a future where no one sees life the same way.

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  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 20, 2021

    Clear is a perfect example of a book firing on all cylinders, and how craft, both in writing and art, can take something an audience has seen a hundred times before, and make it wholly original. Snyder presents some of his best writing in this issue, and Manapul is breaking new ground with every page and panel. The examination of the past through the lens of the future is the off-kilter framework that the series grounds its central thesis in, and hopefully continues going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 19, 2021

    Clear's second issue ensures the first issue wasn't just an interesting premise and sets the stage for a very compelling conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 17, 2021

    Manapul delivers some beautiful and visually exciting panels throughout this issue. Every page is filled with gorgeous detail and great energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2021

    The mystery thickens in this second issue as Snyder and Manapul further explore the larger world while supplying ample notes surrounding the murder mystery. It's hard to deny Clear has one of the freshest sci-fi premises in a long time, and to make it even better, it's wrapped in killer visuals for the noir fan in all of us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 26, 2021

    Clear #2 builds on the world and the mystery. Everything is more interesting, but the characters are kind of elementary so far. The ending of the issue is excellent, and the art is terrific. All in all, another fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 17, 2021

    Snyder's writing on this is reminding me more and more of Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation novels and that's making it easier to dig into it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Nov 19, 2021

    If youre looking for something which combines cerebral storytelling and visually stunning action, then you could do a lot worse than whats on offer here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Nov 17, 2021

    Manapul doesn't get quite the same opportunities to flourish here as he was in the first issue. However, he still turns the high-quality visuals expected of a master as Clear continues to dig into what is so subtly haunting about our current existence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 16, 2021

    Sam Dunes, our gumshoe of the future, is on the scent of the murderer of a person from his past. A person close to him. But, after a great first issue, this second one seems to be a formulaic, albeit futuristic, murder mystery with a long of crime-noir conventions and a good deal of ‘Blade Runner' vibes running though it too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Nov 17, 2021

    'Clear' #2 adds some backstory, some world-building, and some sleuthing but comes across as too safe and mundane. The art is still extraordinary in this very much ordinary chapter. However, even a "bad" issue by Scott Snyder is still better than most comics on the shelf. We anticipate things to turn around in the next issue with the same excitement and energy that the first issue produced.    Read Full Review

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