Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Skulldigger: well-meaning hero or violent murderer? As Skeleton Boy trains with an uncompromising Skulldigger, a hard-nosed detective seeks them out, determined to link the vigilante to the murders that orphaned the boy. But soon super-villain Grimjim's plans come to a head, threatening to throw Spiral City into chaos.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 14, 2020

    There's a crossroads coming and I can't wait to see how all these characters will come out when their stories converge. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jan 15, 2020

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy depicts a dismal and hopeless reality where the status quo is cruelty and vengeance. Hate and horror rule the world. Superheroing isn't fun anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 15, 2020

    This issue feels like it has a bit more room to breathe than the first one did with all that it had to introduce and it's definitely a positive in its favor. I like all the subplots that are running while also focusing heavily on the bond growing between the two leads. The training is familiar stuff but it's well-executed thanks to some great artwork and layouts. I like seeing the way these two interact with each other and the kids kinda weird eagerness in getting suited up and out there with Skulldigger. There's a lot to like and I'm excited to see what comes next to see if it can really build on it more to be its own true thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 15, 2020

    Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy may be the best installment in Jeff Lemire's Black Hammer universe so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Jan 14, 2020

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #2delivers on most of the strengths of the first issue. With an explosive ending to issue two, Lemire is continuing to grow the relationship between Skulldigger and his apprentice. Even with weaker writing centering on Grimjim, this Black Hammer spin-off title is a must-read for fans of crime and vigilantes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 14, 2020

    Ultimately then, while its clearly still ramping up its momentum, Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy is an exciting new addition to the Black Hammer universe. Zonjic and Lemire are telling an interesting story that once again plays with established comic book tropes in exciting ways, and once the story hits its full stride this has the potential to become something truly special. Read Full Review

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