Dream Thief: Escape #2

Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Greg Smallwood Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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John Lincoln has to break two men out of two separate prisons . . . simultaneously! While plotting elaborate revenge against his tormentor, Patricio Brown-Eagle, will he have any time to share with the father he never knew? Or will the ghosts get a hold of the Dream Thief first?

"This is an ambitious and beautifully produced fever dream. Don't wake me up, I want to stay in."-Jonathan Hickman

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 27, 2014

    Dream Thief: Escape greatly expands upon the mythos that Jai Nitz created with the first volume.  I'm interested in seeing what the potential limits of a Dream Thief are, both mentally and physically.  John Lincoln has been busy providing closure for others, but he might finally get a chance to get it for himself by reuniting with his father, even if it is posthumously...sort of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Jul 24, 2014

    This is a great book. I will suggest that you read "Dream Thief: Escape #1" before tackling this issue just so you know what's going on. Plus, it's just as good as this issue. Flashbacks included, Nitz has written this story in a way that flows well. Escape will read well once it's collected after seeing the transition from issue #1 to #2. I do hate the way Nitz ended this issue simple because now I have to wait another month to see what happens. I guess that's the point really: to keep us coming back for more. If you buy comic books based solely on art or covers, (I am guilty of buying comics for cover art) then I would recommend you buy this as well. Smallwood's art is amazing and we'll surely see more from him in the world of comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 23, 2014

    Lincolns ghosts knew some shady folks and that comes in handy now and then. I cant recall the last comic I read where sleep was a major Achilles heel for a hero. It does fondly bring to mind how the first series got me hooked. TheDream Thiefalways woke up in some serious trouble. Thankfully, Nitz and Smallwood havent forgotten how to throw curves into this familiar tale. Whoever wears that mask isnt in control of their lives anymore and that looks like where some more havoc will come from. I recommend you sit down and enjoy this ride, good readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 23, 2014

    In the end, I'm okay with the fact that Dream Thief: Escape #2 continues the slow-ish rev of its story, but only – as the end of this book promises – if the action picks up next time. Not only will that wake up the story a bit, but it will allow Smallwood's art and layouts to explode in one of his always amazing flourishes. Stick with this one, guys and girls, something tells me there are great things afoot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 22, 2014

    I'm not feeling this series as much as I did in its original run, but it's still very good at a lot of things. I'm hopeful it pulls itself around as issues come in, but so far it's not quite up to the heights this series could achieve. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Nevin Jones Aug 13, 2014

    This issue feels comparatively weird to the rest of Dream Thief. Nothing of real significance happens until the last few pages and the different elements throughout the issue are disjointed. I really loved the first miniseries, so I'm hoping things will begin to fit together better as the story progresses. Read Full Review

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