Kingsway West #2

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Mirko Colak Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

In an Old West overrun with magic, the Chinese outlaw Kingsway Law rides toward the town of Rio Chino to reunite with his wife. But can he escape a winged and dangerous Buffalo Soldier scout named Strode and the Engineer's monstrous posse? Meanwhile, a swordswoman named Ah Toy seeks Kingsway's help, but every step in the wrong direction is a step further from his love.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Nadeem Mer Sep 25, 2016

    Overall, Kingsway West #2 was truly a superb follow up to the new series. It retained the tightly written storytelling, beautiful art, compelling and complex characters and brutal action. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Sep 29, 2016

    Overall Im really loving this Old West fantasy. The story has me intrigued, the characters are dark and mysterious and the world is epic. Seriously, give me a well-written gunslinging tale filled with magic and dragons and Ill be lining up for the next issue. Do yourself a favour and grab a copy today! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Nov 6, 2016

    The art, like the story, is violent and bloody. The fight scenes are filled with gunfire and bloody swords. Colak gives it all an almost movie like in that. That focus has the story flow with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 21, 2016

    Pak and Colak have pulled together a complex and well-realized world that feels iconic and resonates with archetypes of both the Western and Fantasy genres. It's a mashup that works, but would largely wind up being solely an intellectual exercise were it not for the fact that Pak anchors the story on Kingsway. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 13, 2016

    This is a far better issue than the first, as it helps establish Kingsway's state of mind but also the man he used to be. Plus the magical elements of the world pop up much more here too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 22, 2016

    Kingsway West inhabits a world where The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly meets The Dark Tower, plus a whole bunch of dragons and giant rabbits. Like those two classic tales, Greg Pak is clearly crafting a story of epic breadth as Kingsway searches for his wife with seemingly the entire world standing in his way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 26, 2016

    With real emotions and more bloody fun action, Kingsway West #2 builds well on the fantastic groundwork left by its first issue. Greg Pak, while clearly having a blast with the fantasy western setting, still manages to make these characters feel real with genuine pathos wired through all the gunplay and adventuring. Right along with him are the art team of Mirko Colak and Wil Quintana, both of whom shift well between quiet moments and loud set pieces, giving equal attention to both. Though there are still many miles to go for Kingsway Law and Ah Toy, Kingway West #2 stays committed to its action-packed and emotional journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Sep 23, 2016

    So yeah, hope the other issues are better because there's something here to love but it's very shy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Sep 26, 2016

    Though the initial instalment of the series suffered from a lack of character and narrative exposition, the second issue is a promising glimpse of a weird and wonderful Wild West. It appears that Pak is slowly zooming out of the immediate action of the comic to reveal the wider world of Kingsway West, with several nuanced mysteries leaving the reader craving more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Sep 21, 2016

    With all of those good things in mind, I must say I really have no idea what the ending of this issue was all about. Was Sonia's appearance a vision, or is it connected to Toy in some way? Was it just a hallucination brought on by his wounds? Was Toy supposed to be connected to Sonia's disappearance in some way, and has she been playing a larger game? Or was it just unclear writing? I guess we'll find out soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Sep 29, 2016

    Narrative bumps in the road aside, the book continues to tease out a fascinating alternative history and intriguing uses for Red Gold. This time, it's used in a way to speak with the dead and also to power the wings of an African American scout. The art from Mirko Colak focuses on expressions and people over broader landscapes, humanizing the story and the struggle that much more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superplexor Oct 13, 2016

    Great characters and awesome setting. They've done a great job fleshing the world out and I agree that Kingsway is the man. I hope they keep it up, this is one of my favorite titles right now.

  • 8.0
    Marvelrock Oct 3, 2016

    The art is generally quite good, though I think it falters in a few panels. There is some great action in this issue and I'm really loving the main character Kingsway, who, has proved to be a complete gunslingin' badass. I still think the pacing is a bit quicker than it ideally should be, but it's not nearly as rushed as it was last issue. Great issue.

  • 7.0
    DXO Dec 15, 2016

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