Akaneiro #2

Writer: Justin Aclin Artist: Vasilis Lolos Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

American McGee's reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood takes shape as this all-new story.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jun 24, 2013

    Akaneiro is of the caliber of incredible storytelling that continues to make Dark Horse one of the best, most artistic publishers in the business, and the second issue is a must-have. The Miyazaki-meets-Hellboy patois is endearing, its protagonist a stolid outcropping in raging rapids, desperate to keep her moral code and values in the face of overwhelming odds. Kani is a modern hero in an ancient time lost in a tale of identity challenged and retained. We all have something to learn from this book, and I think we all know a few Yokai playing at being human Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Jun 25, 2013

    While Akaneiro is not a break-through comic of the ages, it is an interesting concept that continues to be executed at a high level by a talented creative team. Here's to hoping this strong, female-driven story ends on a similarly high note with the final issue. Judging by what I've read so far, all signs point to success. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Connor Russell Jun 27, 2013

    This issue hasn't really done anything in the way of adding from what was offered in the previous one. Don't get me wrong it isn't bad but it definitely doesn't kick much above the average bar. I am thinking of checking the game out however, with being able to explore the world myself I may get a better feel for everything. Still check it out if you haven't got much else to do. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jun 26, 2013

    Akaneiro #2 offers a decent follow-up to a strong premiere issue. But in the end if mostly offers this: a great premise, but without the time to really make it work. Read Full Review

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