Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #2

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
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8.8User Rating

The survivors of a mysterious event in the world's greatest city wish they were only being chased by the walking dead! Instead, the world's greatest heroes have turned into violent, rage-filled killers, and staying alive is nearly impossible. An illegal rescue attempt into the center of the quarantined city goes terribly wrong, and the rescuers attract the attention of the supers in the worst way imaginable. Also, the question is answered-where are all the supervillains?

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Feb 10, 2016

    Surviving Megalopolis #2 is a heavy book full of fascinating themes coupled with genuinely disturbing moments of horror and brutality. If you haven't picked it up yet then you're doing yourself a disservice. This is top-notch writing and art, and if it goes the way I think it is, it may well stand as an important book in comics history. Like Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, this is an interrogation of heroism and our need for it. And it's damn fun to read, too! Dr. Josh gives this an" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 9, 2016

    Sure, there are still a lot of unanswered questions hanging over this series; we don't know why the capes went crazy, nor do we know why their reign of terror remains confined to the city limits of Megalopolis. There are hints being dangled, but nothing even remotely concrete. At this point though, it's almost kind of fun not knowing, y'know? Simones typically strong character work combined with Calafiores dazzling visuals are more than enough to make this series an absolutely essential purchase, with or without an overabundance of unresolved plot threads. Plus, they throw in a bit of a curveball in the final pages which suggests that certain members of the rescue team may have their own agenda, one that goes a lot further than a mere “rescue”. If you like your characters to be realistic and intriguing, your artwork to be dynamic and detailed, and your superheroes to be insane and homicidal, Surviving Megalopolis is most definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Feb 15, 2016

    Simone is an icon at this point, and it's really great to see her go back to the well that made her famous and make it work. The second go at Megalopolis is gaining momentum with the continued charm of its predecessor. The book plays with the dichotomy of constant war, violence and injustice, alongside a very real need for people to continue living their lives. It comes across as one of the most pertinent and biting critiques of modern society that's on the shelves today. Leaving Megalopolis provides a little comfort to the reader while the tumultuous world around them keeps spinning with peril. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Feb 10, 2016

    Regular readers of my reviews will know that Simone is a personal favourite of mine. This book is no exception. In the debate of who is more important, I will nearly always say writer, and for me, there is no better writer, on top of their game as Simone at the moment. Coupled with art that Perez fans should enjoy, this book is a treat to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Feb 13, 2016

    I enjoyed the first issue and this second one just took it to another level. The writing and art are still on point and the storyline is going more in depth, adding additional sub-plots, and is beginning to answer questions we've been asking since the first novel. Everything is looking up for Surviving Megalopolis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Feb 14, 2016

    While not as strong as issue #1, Leaving/Surviving Megalopolis #2 is still good. Almost nothing goes to waste in this issue: all of the dialogue feels real and builds something, either character or the world around them; the plot moves along at a satisfying pace, keeping readers interested in the horrific happenings of the city; and the art does a good job of depicting the madness and desperation of the ruined Megalopolis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Feb 19, 2016

    This issue continues the story from the last issue, but gives us a BIG twist ending (one that I personally did NOT see coming). I love the way these characters act and interact. And seeing Crimson Shadow and Southern Belle having such a frank conversation about sex, death and torture was a really chilling moment. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this issue, but we get a bit of Excape from New York with this one- plus a pregnant lady trapped behind enemy lines- so its like Saving Private Ryan meets the first arc of New 52 Suicide Squad where there is a pregnant lady who’s baby is immune to the weird techno-organic zombie virus in the superdome in new Orleans. I wonder if this baby will be the cure to the superhero rage disease, and im pretty sure it means something big- but I don’t know what yet. I loved seeing Southern Belle holding a comic and reminiscing about her days as a girl where she would make paper dolls, which turns really graphic and terrible when she wants to tear apart the preggo and Crimson Dynamo and make paper doll dresses from their skin. This book is not for kids, but is a really great read. I love Califiore’s art and Gail knows how to write messed up characters and make them interesting and unique. The twist ending means there will be a lot more questions answered (I hope) and could actually mean the end of the crazy-pants rage-plauge that has Megalopolis in it’s clutches.

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