Lady Killer #2

Writer: Jamie S. Rich, Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Josie's life grows more complicated than ever. Between the demands of her family life (including her disapproving mother-in-law), the challenges of performing as a ruthless assassin, and being underestimated by the men she works for, how can she do it all-and make it look so good?

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"Lady Killer is a killer cool book with one of my favorite artist/writer teams at the top of their game. It's an exciting and unique take on the whole midcentury-modern vibe, with one great surprise after another! And the colors are really nifty too!"-Mike Allred

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 4, 2015

    LADY KILLER is the type of comic you haven't really seen before. We're introduced to a new world taking place in the 1960s. Jolle Jones and Jamie S. Rich are creating the perfect mixture of the innocence of the 1960s "wholesome" feel with the deadly world of a killer for hire. Jones' art with Laura Allred's colors are simply fantastic. It's hard to prepare yourself for the glory and gruesomeness of this wonderful book. I can't get enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Feb 3, 2015

    Lady Killer is a comic with smarts, gorgeous visuals, and a stiletto of a story. Don't wait until issue two sells out, pick this book up now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Lauren Gallo Feb 6, 2015

    Given the set up for the next issue, I am really eager to see how Josie handles an assignment she clearly is hesitant over and how she continues to precariously dance between her two worlds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Feb 3, 2015

    Lady Killer #2 is a great next issue that adds great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Vannary Sok Feb 4, 2015

    Issue two continues to build on the momentum of the first and it suggests that the series will take a much darker turn – a turn I highly recommend for everyone to follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Katy Rex Feb 4, 2015

    As long as this story continues to question a binary construct of gender, I'll be reading it. Plus, the cover is clever and delightful and my favorite this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 7, 2015

    “Lady Killer” is a hit for a lot of reasons. This is a can't miss series with a great story and inviting art. Jones and Rich have gold in their hands and as fans we can only hope that this gets bumped up to ongoing status. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Feb 5, 2015

    Lady Killer #2 forces Josie to consider whether her job or her family are most important and how much longer she can keep the deadly nature of her employment separate in a beautiful issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 2, 2015

    This series does gain some attention through the shock value of taking the icon of calm mediation that is the post-war housewife and turning her into a ruthless killing machine, but the series succeeds in other ways that just by throwing away tradition. The characters were immediately likable in the first issue, and they continue to be here as well and the action sequences are well paced and fun. More so the writer is careful to balance exactly how much information is let out about Josie's missions, enough so that the reader is left guessing what is going to be happening in the coming issue. This is one of the unexpected highlights of the new year and people should be keen to check this series out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Feb 6, 2015

    Fun, violent, and vividly drawn, "Lady Killer" is a new take on the tired assassin trope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 20, 2016

    'Lady Killer' continues to build on Josie's new life in Florida. A new alliance, a possible new affiliation, and certainly more kills to come. This issue was light on the blood and gore but some interesting new developments mean the next issue can't come soon enough. Josie is finding her stride with a little help from Irving. 'Lady Killer' is deliciously dark and beautiful.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 5, 2015

    The conclusion of the Lady Killer #2 may be a bit telegraphed in how it is framed all along. There is a bit of transparency to what is coming in the final page turn. This, though, is barely a critique as the creative team has already proven that expectations don't actually undermine a well-crafted issue and that excellent talent does not need to rely on shock to engage the reader. Instead, the skills on display are all the convincing that a reader needs to settle in with this mini from Dark Horse Comics and hope that this is merely just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Feb 9, 2015

    This is simply well-crafted and entertaining fiction: the only fault to find with it is its brevity as a five-issue mini-series, and that only three more installments remain. (My fingers are certainly crossed for more.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 2, 2015

    Overall, the second instalment of Lady Killercapitalisesperfectly on the momentum built by the first, drawing us deeper and deeper into the complicated life of Josie Schuller, and serving as a stunning showcase for the creative abilities ofJolle Jones. A darkly comic take on the saccharine world of the early 60s housewife, and a series that judging by the nature of Josies next mission – promises to become even darker before alls said and done. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Feb 4, 2015

    One of the reasons why I enjoyed the debut of Lady Killer so much was that it was such a breeze to read. That said, I really liked this second installment for the opposite: it starts to dig a little deeper and things start to get more complicated in Josie's already crazy life. The pacing may seem a bit odd to people with the action front-loaded but I think it was necessary to slam on the breaks and let us find out a little more about what's going on. I really enjoyed this issue-the writing is great, the art is gorgeous-there really isn't much not to like. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Feb 3, 2015

    Jolle Jones and Jamie S. Rich offer a good follow-up to their debut issue, but the second half of the book falls off with a drastic change of pace from the suspense and action of the first half. The conversation with Stenholm is too forced and unbelievable based on the backstory they give Josie. There was an issue with the first part where Jones and Rich decide to drop Josie's attempt at a quiet assassination in favor of a drag out brawl, although Jones excels at the combat sequences and do they ever standout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Feb 4, 2015

    This second issue ofLady Killerfinally sets the stage for a potentially deeper storytelling, but makes it unclear where she will take the audience. It is a story that could have a very unnerving turn of events, or create a very stylish anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 6, 2015

    If you can, pick up this issues for your own good. Lady Killer is a fun and crime-filled comic book, and the action is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    supercoolyeah Feb 5, 2015

    I love the art in Lady Killer just the nifty retro art feel is reason enough to thumb through the issue. The story, on the other hand, had some awkward pacing. I just didn't enjoy the fact that all the action was right off the bat and the story was towards the end. I know why they did but I don't know It just seemed like a little anti-climatic having the problems resolved so quickly. But at the end I'm still looking forward how Josie is going to handle the next situation.

  • 9.5
    RumBlossom Apr 2, 2015

    I liked seeing her deal with an overall bad dude and how she holds her own. Not sure why but would have liked more grit and to see her struggling afterwards physically or emotionally but she puts on that stepford wife front, which is what I guess the comic is about. I hope the story continues after the 5 issues to explore more. Action was good and the costumes/artwork were amazing.

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 Feb 11, 2015

    I completely agree with the above reviewer. I love the art and the premise. And, Josie is badass. But the script is weak. Almost feels rushed?

  • 8.0
    J.P. Polewczak Feb 25, 2015

    We're at #2 of 5 and I'm eager to see what's next. The story is moving at a comfortable if not slightly fast pace, but it's enjoyable. Joelle's art on this is paired perfectly with the content and I find myself remembering scenes and images vividly. I have suspicions of where this might go, but I'm confident that Jamie knows where he wants to take this and so I'm on for the ride till #5.

  • 10
    LocoNasty Aug 7, 2016

  • 9.0
    PurplePenguin Oct 30, 2015

  • 8.0
    DXO Dec 7, 2016

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