Negative Space #2

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Owen Gieni Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
9.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Our hero is plunged into a terrifying conflict between an emotion-harvesting corporation and the resistance cult that attempts to defy them. But as the mysteries surrounding this secret war darken and deepen, he discovers a new power within himself that could shift the balance in dramatic and unpredictable ways!

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 4, 2015

    Negative Space just opened up onto a whole new level.  The first issue was just the precursor to this expansive and horrifying world.  The real scary thing about it is how believable it all is.  It's not that far off to imagine that we're all miserable because an evil corporation has been pulling the strings to make us that way in order to profit from our sadness by feeding it to a race of powerful undersea creatures.  Well, when you say it like that, maybe it's a little out there.  Still, Negative Space can scare you and then make you want to go out and hug someone.  It's a weird feeling at first, but you just kind of go with it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Sep 23, 2015

    I can't think of another book where the art is this unique and aesthetically pleasing but also this effective at keeping the narrative moving from page to page without any starts or stops. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Gregory Paul Silber Sep 22, 2015

    Negative Space #2 may be a much different comic than the first issue, but that doesn't make it any less great. This is one of the most thematically rich pieces of sci-fi that you could hope to read, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Dec 1, 2015

    Its going to be a long wait for the third instalment, coming out January 27. Im greatly looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Sep 25, 2015

    Although there have only been two issues released so far, as a series Negative Space is proving to be a very interesting proposition; when read just as a comic it's good " it's really good, but when taken as an exploration of the effects of our emotions and the impact depression can have, it's something else entirely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Sep 28, 2015

    But Lindsay and Gieni get it right. What is true of the misadventures of the 4077th is also true of this little comic book. I suppose it might just also be true about life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Sep 29, 2015

    As the world of Negative Space opens up, so too does Gieni's depiction of it, showing us just how effective he and Lindsay are as a team. What they seem to understand better than most is that truly effective horror storytelling isn't about succumbing to nihilistic impulses, it's about how harrowing it can be to resist them. If next month's cover is any indication, with what appears to be Guy using his empathic abilities to drive Kindred agents into killing each other, this issue was a brief respite before plunging into even darker waters than we've seen so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 23, 2015

    Overall, Negative Space has a strong second issue and it has me cringing at the long wait for the third installment. So worth it though. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Sep 21, 2015

    One of the thing's that was so good about the first book was that it didn't waste a single page or panel, everything that was there needed to be for some reason or another. But here, there are several instances of moments that could have been avoided with minor changes and didn't really lend anything to the story. The most key example of this I can find is in the Stranger's headquarters when a turncoat for the Kindred tries to blow up Beta; it's a pretty lengthy scene but it doesn't do anything special, the duo gain access to a Kindred sub but it could have just as easily been written that the Stranger's had made a sub and not had that lengthy scene, Guy has a good monologue moment but that would have been placed during the Kindred raid at the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Sep 29, 2015

    Beta and Guy escape to a secret lair full of happy people who fight back against the Evorah subtly by reaching out to their fellow man in small acts of kindness. But they are done with little acts here and there. They have a new plan: blow up the museum of misery with a happiness bomb. And Guy just so happens to be the one to power it. Of course the plan rests on him powering it with happiness and since he was ten seconds away from suicide last issue… we'll see how that goes. Unfortunately, we apparently won't see how that goes until January. Read Full Review

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