Mata Hari #2

Writer: Emma Beeby Artist: Ariela Kristantina Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

In the late 19th century, a woman was defined by the men in her life. From her bankrupt father to a lecherous headmaster, Margaretha Zelle was never destined to enter high society. This notorious woman who found fame and fortune as an exotic dancer is now imprisoned as a spy, being questioned by a French military interrogator, a man determined to get her confession. But battling the wills of the men who would try to control her is nothing new to the woman who became Mata Hari . . .

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 26, 2018

    Mata Hari #2 is another absorbing installment of this miniseries, delivering a far more focused and easy-to-follow narrative with the second issue. Mata continues to be a mysterious and compelling protagonist, and Kristantina and Masioni continue to make the comic look great. This one comes strongly recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 21, 2018

    Mata Hari has a solid follow-up to the first issue and is one that feels more straightforward than the first, which I definitely enjoyed but had a harder time following aspects of. More of her past is revealed here and it's definitely intriguing to see how it's unfolding and the challenges that she's been facing. I'm definitely enjoying both past and present storylines for her and am really curious about the police captain and what's going on there. What definitely makes this book work, however, is what Ariela Kristantina brings to the page. The flow of it, the nods to some of the design elements of her life, and just the realistic nature of Margaretha's looks throughout her life really has this coming across beautifully. Each piece is coming together well and I'm eager to see what's next and learn more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Mar 23, 2018

    Mata Hari #2 is another good read for fans of historical fiction looking for a woman to take the lead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Mar 22, 2018

    Ultimately the beauty of Beeby's story so far " and especially evident in this issue " is that you have to be prepared to set aside your reader's impulse to figure out everything. Suspend that habit for a bit and do your best to figure in to the majestic world of the Mata Hari. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Matthew Mueller Mar 21, 2018

    Granted, this could all really come together in the following issues, revealing a greater and more solid picture, but thus far this series just isn't quite clicking. Read Full Review

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