Blackwood #2

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
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From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts of Burden and the artist of Archie and Slam comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school.

After the vicious mausoleum attack by a zombie dean, our student heroes learn the true supernatural origins of Blackwood College, why they were enrolled, and their own potential occult powers. Meanwhile havoc continues at the school as the students are plagued with monster insect attacks and a run-in with a two-headed mummified chimpanzee.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 27, 2018

    The only disappointing thing about this issue is that it means the story is half over, which is a damn shame. Not that I expected Dorkin to write an ongoing, I don't know if that's his particular style and Fish is in high demand for reasons that you'll see in this issue. But, part of me hoped that this would be a longer narrative because it's already screaming to be one. I'm sure it could be revisited after the initial mini like a lot of Dark Horse titles, but this could have been a hell of a replacement for Harrow County. It's been pretty rare that a second issue has surpassed the first issue, but that's exactly what Blackwood #2 has done, so be sure to check it out if you enjoyed the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jul 2, 2018

    As this mini-series hits its halfway mark, "Blackwood" continues to excite with such strange situations being beautifully portrayed that readers should already start to miss these characters as the story moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 27, 2018

    I really enjoyed the first issue of Blackwood as we got to connect with these kids pretty well as they settled into their strange new college life. This issue doesn't give us as much time with them in the same way as they're reacting to everything that's happened and rolling with the punches and reveals that come from it. That's just a different dynamic and I really enjoyed what the creative team brought to the table with it, from some great looking pages and designs to the sharp writing that makes the character reactions feel human and real. I'm really curious to see what comes next for all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 8, 2018

    The creepiness of Blackwood goes up considerably in this issue. There's something terrifying lurking behind every turn and I have no idea what to expect next. Writer Evan Dorkin is crafting a non-stop ride of horror as these students literally descend into the bowels of the school to find even more frightening artifacts. A monster dean is one thing, but that is just the start. Now we've got so much more, including a two-headed mummy monkey. I'm going to write that out again because that was a lot of fun. Two-headed mummy monkey. Let's see the Boy Who Lived do something about that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Jul 5, 2018

    The temptation to shorthand Dark Horse's Blackwood as "Scooby Doo" meets "Harry Potter" is almost overwhelming. Except Blackwood, written by Evan Dorkin and visualized by Veronica and Andy Fish, isn't either of these classic serial narratives. It isn't some mash-up of them either, although it has the perfect amount of elements of both. Blackwood is the story of a strange group of teens " or a group of teens who have had some strange experiences (of the mortal variety). Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 27, 2018

    There are a few action scenes that feel a little clunky, but otherwise Blackwood continues to be a must read for Lovecraft and horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 30, 2018

    Blackwood #2 is a good follow up to the premiere issue, and it expands the magic and occult elements in a manner that feels akin to Harry Potter crossed with Scooby-Doo while shooting for more mature than either. Its a promising series, and I look forward to seeing where it goes from this point. This one comes recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jul 4, 2018

    Out of 5 stars I give it a 4. This as not a stand-alone issue but the combined works thus far has been good, and has peaked my interest enough that I want to pick-up the 3rd issue of the Blackwood whenever it comes out.Blackwood could definitely find interest from fans outside of normal comic readers, The fact that Darkhorse already had 19 movies, with 2 upcoming(Hellboy 2019, and polar) and five more in production, leads me to believe and I could see this as a TV series. Blackwood comes with 2 covers; the regular cover is drawn by Veronica Fish, and the cover B is drawn by Delcan Shalvey Jordie Bellaire. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jul 2, 2018

    Although the story is not advancing as I had hoped with this issue, there were still some aspects I enjoyed. Its a fast read and some of the scenes are drawn and colored superbly, so for that, its a worthwhile purchase. Read Full Review

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