Sledgehammer '44 #2

Sledgehammer '44 #2

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Outgunned and outnumbered by an army of Nazis, a group of GIs must band together and unleash the Hyperborean power of the mysterious man in the iron suit in order to make it home safely.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 18, 2013

    This was exciting, moving and stunning in how one man can make a difference. This is the most patriotic comic I've read since Captain America was created. If you'vefelt that the Hell on Earth storyline has been depressing, read this and feel optimistic about the ability of man. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Matt Eurice Apr 11, 2013

    If you aren’t reading this, you’re missing out. Mignola and Arcudi have got something special here and this is a book that is more than worth the sticker price. The only bad thing about this issue that it’s the end of the two issue run and that’s all we have for now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Apr 11, 2013

    A tale of sacrifice and the bonds between men, Sledgehammer 44 read like a classic Captain America tale of yesteryear " a welcome reminder of a bygone age. What's more surprising, given the bulls eye which Mignola and Arcudi have hit, is that this is their first venture into the genre of war comics (to my limited knowledge). And the pair have added a dash of sci-fi/action, which pushes the book into the rare category of REQUIRED reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 10, 2013

    I think this is a case of something hitting right in that sweet spot of "comic I wanted but didn't know I wanted." I relished every panel of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean Apr 10, 2013

    But the noses on these people! Little square nubs on the end, almost like…well I have no idea what they're like, they are just square! They look weird, especially from the side. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 9, 2013

    Sledgehammer 44 #2 is a highly impressive comic book that may be a bit too light on the character development, especially in regards to the ancillary players, but it delivers on every other front. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Apr 11, 2013

    The story of a World War II robot that could change everything concludes in a comic that's really good but feels rushed. Mike Mignola and John Arcudi work hard to try to tell a war story and link the mysterious suit to the Hellboy mythos, but it leads to story jumps, including cutting out a crucial fight scene that I would have loved to see Jason Latour illustrate Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Apr 14, 2013

    Sledgehammer 44 has been an entirely enjoyable look into a heretofore unexplored portion of both the Hellboy universe and Mike Mignola's storytelling. The great focus on science fiction over fantasy (although it does rear its head in this issue) has been a nice change of pace for Mignola and company, with Jason Latour really shinning out as the high point of this particular collaboration. This is easily one of the best two-part comics I've encountered in recent memory. I urge you to give it a look if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - RoughJustice Apr 11, 2013

    It's all very deep for a comic that, on face value, seemed solely about nazi punching. However, with this final issue Mignola, Arcudi and artist Jason Latour were able to conjure up something inspiring and tragic all at once. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Dave Conde Apr 15, 2013

    I give Sledgehammer 44 #2 three and a half stars""good, but I feel like something was missing. In the end, I'm not sure why it was a two issue mini-series. It could have been a tight, enigmatic one-shot that left you with wanting more. Or it could have been a four to six issue, trade-ready arc that delved into backstories and delivered a satisfying ending. I recommend it, but unless you're a Hellboy or WWII fan, it won't be at the top of the stack. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 10, 2013

    I hate to compare a comic to another, but there’s nothing here that grabbed me. I think Mike Mignola is one hell of a creator & writer, but this feels uninspired to say the least. Not even a surprise guest star from Mignola’s creations could save this comic. This issue gets a 5 and so does both issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SouthernCompadre Jun 1, 2013

    The first issue was not a the big blow I was specting, but the second issue is just too good. Nice little series a big yes if you are into Mignola's and & Co take of WWII and ocultist society/gov non sensical awesomeness.

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Apr 10, 2013

    . . $3.50,22pgs.all ADs@back. Very Nice Cover. . . Just read the 1st 3 pages, then BUY IT! GO, Jughead!! What a great opening and amazing comic overall! To think i considered skipping this Mig/Cudi joint, i am so glad i signed on! i usually don't follow WW2 era stories, but this had me hooked all the way. The Character work alone is wonderful, both in writing and imagery. Jason Latour and Dave Steward really brought the art to a special place in this 2 parter, and this issue specifically.WOW. Sign me up for future tales of this newest addition to the Mignolaverse!

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