Ei8ht #2

Writer: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Chrononaut Joshua is stuck in the dimension known as the Meld, captured by a camp of rebels that oppose the maniacal Tyrant and his champion, the Spear. When Joshua remembers his mission, the past and the future collide to reveal the peril he must face.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 17, 2015

    Ei8ht is quickly becoming one of the best sci-fi series in recent history, as though the industry is filled with many great tales from the genre, this one manages to stand out in a way that is utterly breathtaking. The introduction of new characters, as well as development of the established, also helps to expand the quality of this concept, with the exploration of other timelines only going to further intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Tyler Sewell Mar 17, 2015

    Ei8ht continues to set itself apart and stake a claim as one of the year's most original series thus far. Albuquerque and Johnson put out another excellent issue to the new series that demands to be at the top of every comic fan's pull list. If you aren't on the bandwagon yet, now's the time to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Brandon Clarkson Mar 18, 2015

    This issue features an expanded cast, including a villainous introduction. Joshua and Nila's relationship is explored further and the mysterious history of The Meld is teased with the mention of a past weapon of mass destruction. So far, both issues have opened with a crash in a mysterious world. Issue #2 ends with a startling reveal that will cause any reader to wiggle with excitement after reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Mar 19, 2015

    Huge compliments go out to Albuquerque for the art in this book which is just stunning. Particularly important to remember as you're reading is that while color work can often make or break the visuals of a book, they actually mean something here, and help differentiate different moments in time which is something not often done in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 18, 2015

    Fantastic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Mar 19, 2015

    “EI8HT” is the perfect example of a story that could only be effectively told in this manner through a comic book and uses every part of the medium to its advantage in doing so. From Rafael Albuquerque's linework to his colourwork, the storytelling on display here is simply staggering in how rich and layered it is. The use of colour to denote time and place goes hand in hand with the time travel story being told and while that may have seemed like a gimmick, it is far from it. Add to that a script by Mike Johnson that is clever, intriguing and filled with interesting characters, even if the plot is a little sparse so far, and you have simply a damn fine comic. As this series continues, I can only hope for more great things from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Jonathan Reyes Mar 18, 2015

    Although I'm definitely interested to see what Ei8ht has in store for us. It needs to start characterizing better and stop relying on Albuquerque's drawing ability and clout in the industry. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 18, 2015

    EI8HT spends its time doing a good bit more world building this time around and having that on top of what we learned in the first installment goes a long way towards making this feel very lived in and real. With the artwork, dialogue and overall pacing of it here, it's very easy to be drawn into this world even as it moves back and forth between stories, time periods and worlds. Each piece is really interesting on its own and could sustain its own story with what it wants to tell, but weaving it together as a whole narrative just takes it to a whole other level. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Mar 17, 2015

    Time travel is a complicating concept to deal with, which could be a reason why good time travel stories tend to be really good and bad time travel stories tend to be really bad. Ei8ht still seems to be stuck somewhere in the middle, trying to figure out its own mechanics before it builds its plot. While confusion continues as to the entire system, setting and story, there is at least the basis here for what could be a good time travel story. After all it is usually not at the beginning but rather at the end when the true effects of such travel become known, and it is those moments which define whether the story is notable or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Mar 17, 2015

    But ultimately, were still firmly in the throes of scene-setting, and this answers no questions and raises far more – though it does so in a manner that rather successfully fleshes out the story going forward. Albuquerque is going somewhere with this, and its set to be a blast finding out where that is. But in the meantime, whilst the series as a whole does look set to have a top mark applied to it as a broader whole, its tricky to recommend this particular issue on its own. Still, certainly worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Mar 18, 2015

    Issue 2 was a definite improvement for Ei8ht. Issue one wasn't bad by any means, but it got a lot of extra credit for its use of color and its great art. Issue two takes those things and synthesizes them into something approaching the heart of the actual book, where it's firing on all cylinders–it's just not there yet. I think we're close, and I think when this book comes out in trade, I may have to eat a significant amount of my words, but right now, it feels like its lagging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 19, 2015

    Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson construct an intriguing mystery as we attempt to figure out the ways in which the past, present, and future come together in the strange world of the meld " a contact zone between the three aspects of linear timeline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Mar 18, 2015

    EI8HT #2 is a must-read sci-fi mystery/thriller with phenomenal artwork. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 18, 2015

    Albuquerque's rougher, grungy style is well-suited to this story that largely takes place in a primitive and brutal world; not just the Meld, but also the savage prehistoric landscape of this issue's newly introduced storyline. "EI8HT" #2 doesn't quite live up to the promise established in the first issue, but it's nonetheless a more-than-capable chapter in a compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Mar 19, 2015

    It is absolutely unclear just what the creators have in mind for the series as of yet. This type of book looks as though it will choose exactly when and how readers will be let in on its many secrets. Fortunately, the unique premise and excellent art have created a strong base to build from. Fans of Albuquerques talents will have reason enough to stick around. For others, the concepts at work here are refreshing and confident. This, certainly, is a series to watch. Read Full Review

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