Bang! #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A constant stream of terrorist attacks follows John Shaw, and the only thing that keeps him one step ahead is a collection of power-giving inhalers and a hatred of shoes.

When he's once again caught in the middle of a terrorist plot, Shaw finds that these random attacks may not be so random-and the fabric of reality may be at stake.

This is how you make comics!!"-Brian Michael Bendis

Skip dinner and buy this book"-Mark Millar

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 31, 2020

    BANG! #2(Kindt, Torres) continues to deliver a non-stop thrill ride through the pulp archetypes of the late 20th century. This series is a must-read for fans of all types. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 18, 2020

    This ending gives me the feeling like something big is coming for the last two issues. Kindt writes a great story and artist Wilfredo Torres does a really great job collaborating with Kindg and drawing it. Torres can make anything work with the art and he does so effortlessly. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Mar 14, 2020

    A literary masterpiece that should be considered for an Eisner. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 22, 2020

    Matt Kindt delivers a really solid second issue, which links things up with events in the first issue as the last few pages see John meet up with Agent Chord. I loved the cheeky references to 'Die Hard' with some of the dialogue and am really loving the over the top nature of the spy story. The inhalers that Shaw gets put me in mind of the Superdrug that was depicted in 'Limitless'. I really want to see this made into a TV show or a movie. It is that much fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Mar 23, 2020

    A deceptively simple superhero story with an engaging mystery, interesting rules, and very well drawn and clear action. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comics Bookcase - Toren Chenault Mar 18, 2020

    Featuring excellent character work and really fascinating metafictional themes, all of which are combined with stylish art, BANG! #2 is almost even better than the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 18, 2020

    BANG! is more than the sum of its parts. It cleverly subverts well-trodden expectations wherever possible. It is funny, action packed and feels unique despite the seemingly familiar setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 21, 2020

    A one-man army assisted by a secretive organization that only on the last page comes out of the shadows, Bang! #2 does exactly what the title suggests and provides an all action comic that entertains from start to finish. There are hints of a mystery being readied to be unveiled, dastardly villains with terrible facial scars, and a protagonist we can all root for. Bang! #2 is a more than welcome addition to your collection, so go out (lockdown permitting!) and buy buy buy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 18, 2020

    It's a great introduction to Thomas Shaw, but still feels small as a follow up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Mar 18, 2020

    While this meta series is still forming, issue #2 helps shape the story and motifs in a major way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 19, 2020

    It's a good story so far, but I can see how some people can be turned off by it, especially if they are confused about what is happening and are not patient with what the creative team is trying to do. That being said, Kindt and Torres are crafting an interesting story with facsimiles of characters from American action movies and I want to see exactly what is going to be done with them. This strange story is worth a read. Read Full Review

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