Brain Boy #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: R. B. Silva, Rob Lean Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Ambushed while protecting an important foreign dignitary, Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy, finds himself wrapped up in political intrigue when an assassination plot that could derail a key United Nations conference sets Brain Boy on a collision course with a man whose mental powers rival his own! Get ready for a psychic smackdown over the streets of New York City!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Oct 15, 2013

    Overall, I highly recommend this issue. It's fun, exciting, and more. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 16, 2013

    There is the issue of pacing though, as there are points in this issue where things slow down with heavy dialogue and exposition. Obviously a balance can't always be perfectly struck, but there are pages where it felt like an info dump which killed the breakneck speed of the issue prior. It catches up quickly after these moments though, so not too much harm in them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 15, 2013

    Those looking for an alternative to the mainstream dark superheroics should come here for an interesting take on superheroes and the like. Silva and Lente are producing some of the best material that readers could ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Oct 16, 2013

    Brain Boy is a wonderful new series with a lot of story under its belt considering only two issues have been released so far. However, there is a lot to be interested in here. This book has action, mystery, the supernatural, humor, and fantastic visuals; the whole package. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 21, 2013

    As the issue wraps up, I immediately find myself wanting to read more of this book, as the main character is interesting and fun without being a traditional superhero, and it feels like Van Lente is having a great deal of fun playing with the character. Brain Boy #2 surprised me, even as I enjoyed the original incarnation, delivering a one-two punch of spycraft and psionics that hits the spot, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. If you like realistic superheroics, you definitely want to check this one out... Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 18, 2013

    Overall, the series hasn't blown me away, but it is quite fun and entertaining, worth checking out as an alternative to the rest of the capes and tights. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 18, 2013

    "Brain Boy" #2 is a fine comic book, but it's difficult to point to things that it does exceptionally well. I'll tell you who this is a great book for: readers who are interested in superheroes, but who don't necessarily want to read Marvel or DC Comics. Readers who want to support the companies that come after the "Big 2" can feel comfortable checking this out. But someone who reads a lot of DC and Marvel may not find much that makes "Brain Boy" novel, aside from its lack of X-Men. Fred Van Lente, R.B. Silva, and Dark Horse Comics have made a book that deserves to succeed, but even though I hope it finds a nice-sized audience, there are just so many great comics coming out these days (a startling number of them are even from Marvel, right now). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 16, 2013

    I'm definitely going to continue reading Brain Boy. I don't always know if it's going to be great or even good, but it's interesting. I'm waiting for the bigger story about his parents to be revealed more and hope that it will be worth sticking it out. I can't tell you if you should stay or go, but if you liked the first issue then you'll dig this issue as well and vice-versa if you didn't like it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Oct 17, 2013

    Art-wise, penciller R.B Silva, inker Rob Lean, and colourist (with the aforementioned Nate Piekos) deliver a visually engaging book. Silva likes to play around with perspective throughout, which is a pretty poignant approach seeing how Brain Boy is constantly having his powers blocked, and it makes the book that much more watchable. His style is cartoonish and simple but very energetic, skipping along in a way that works against the dense writing. Read Full Review

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