Blackout #2

Blackout #2

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Doug Wheatley, Colin Lorimer Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Scott Travers's mysterious suit grants him unseen, unlimited access to almost anywhere and may hold the key to his benefactor's disappearance. But others will do anything-including kill-to possess the suit. Will Scott give up the search and ditch the suit to save his own skin?

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 30, 2014

    Blackout #2 did leave me wanting a bit more from it in terms of getting to know Scott, though it's hard to argue that this hasn't been a fun adventure so far. It feels like we are just as new to this world that Scott has stepped into as he is and that is a good thing. So definitely stick with this book because from other books that I've read like it, things will become clear with time. It may even just blow you away when you least expect it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 30, 2014

    While some of it was awkward in that opening issue, Blackout moves forward nicely here as things start to fall into place. It's not running on all cylinders and I wish it had the full issue to explore things, much as I wish King Tiger had a full issue to explore that storyline as well. The nature of the page breakdown does slow things down a bit but in the end we're getting a pair of interesting stories that have a lot of potential depending on how far they go and what they do. Scott Travers isn't the most engaging of characters yet since we've seen so little of who he is, more just him reacting to the acquisition of the suit and trying to get more information while being shot at. The clues are growing though and that helps. King Tiger similarly needs more about the title character, but we'll learn more as Milo spends time there and hopefully finds a way to be healed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Apr 29, 2014

    This series has started quite strong and the excitement in issue #2 will surely keep fans intrigued by this interesting and fresh story. The end of Blackout #2 was a great idea and a perfect direction for the book to cover, and the next installment will be all the more exciting for it! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Apr 30, 2014

    I can't get over these clear missing links. Blackout has got some work cut out for him to make me want more. My mark is now three issues. If I can't get hooked in three consecutive issues, any spot in the series, and fall in love then I am out. Blackout doesn't have anything bigger the surface right now. Dive into Bob's death or big corporations. Hell even rob a bank for your own selfish needs, but stay on point with the plot and I will be back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 2, 2014

    Blackout #2 is a disappointing issue as the series intends to stretch out this period that lacks any substantial progress story wise or with character development, and as a result even the new robotic suits come up flat. Granted I don't expect everything about a story to be revealed in the first issue but when the only thing that has occurred and not just alluded to after two issues is the protagonist has jumped in and out of portals it is extremely difficult to be invested in the events taking place. Hopefully this changes next issue with the way this one concluded but at this rate I would have to see that occur first. And even though King Tiger is interesting I can't recommend a series just for the short included in it at this point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Apr 29, 2014

    All in all I found the story while its an interesting concept to just lack strong story telling on both creative ends. In the story telling theres just too many questions that are unanswered and that leaves the plot flat. And the lack of details and visual stimulation in the art make it hard to then capture the readers eye as well. While its not a horrible story it just didnt grab my attention and let my imagination run wild. Read Full Review

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