The Occultist #2

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Introducing the Providences! A trio of Catholic school students who dabble in the occult—and they take our hero on a wild and dangerous out-of-body trip that is literally out of this world! How far will they go, in search of the ultimate high?

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 30, 2013

    This was a solid issue that really just shows the stress that being the Occultist has had on Rob and what he is willing to do to relieve himself of it. Even to go so far as do what these students are doing knowing good well that everything about it is wrong. Just another day in the life of Rob Bailey and a lot of this is supposed to be personal exploration along with the progression of harnessing this new power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Dec 2, 2013

    My favorite part of this issue is how Tim and Mike manage to bring in another Dark Horse title (X) into the Occultist. While I don't think X has anything to do with this series, it was nice to see a plug for it up on a television screen in the early pages, not everyone probably caught it, but I did (they can't fool me!)This title is unlike anything else Dark Horse has out right now. I would love to see it be a continuing series and not just 5 issues, but I guess I can't have everything. (I can dream though!!) 4 out of 5 nerds Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 7, 2013

    I'm really looking forward to the next issue, but I have the strong sense that I'm going to be heartbroken by some of the events that will take place and that's okay. The Occultist has never really been a "happily ever after" story and that's definitely part of the charm. Maybe Rob will have something turn out alright for him, but he's being tooled so hard by outside forces that it's hard to believe he'll come out unscathed from all this. That's what makes storytelling so much fun; following the journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Oct 29, 2013

    A young adult dealing with superpowers is nowhere near novel but it continues to excite and intrigue readers. Rob Bailey fits the mold: good-meaning guy hindered by hormones. This series is very easy to jump into, and I actually appreciate that I got to forgo the whole introductory phase. The weirder the story and art get, the more potential this has to be memorable, but for now it's just a good comic that doesn't have many flaws. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GoCollect - @octii_pies Nov 6, 2013

    I might pick up this series again after a few more issues come out and I can gauge whether or not Rob goes, well, anywhere in anything. The supposed conflict at the end of issue 2 with lady troubles he pondered, no, pouted on earlier is boring and doesnt come to mind right away. I honestly picked up issue 2 expecting more scantily clad Catholic girls, so I guess the ending was close enough. I dont want to read this series for our Occultist at all. I want to know the stories of the his supporting cast instead. This imbalance, especially when so much attention and time are spent on him, makes it difficult to invest myself in the story. If Robs efforts in school and discovery as shown in the story are anything like what the writers are doing, then I wouldnt hold my breath. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 5, 2013

    I really wanted to like this comic, I wanted to find something to praise or some way it lived up to the potential established by the previous issue but it just doesn't. If anything, it's actually a little worse. The plot seems to be keeping pace with a glacier. The few scenes with the supporting characters range from confusing to just tacked on, and the main character comes off as a weak-willed protagonist being pushed around by the desires of others. It's too early to really tell if all of The Occultist will continue on this trend and we'll just have to check back in a couple months to see if this is either a trend or an unfortunate blip, but as of right now, I sadly can't recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    the green death Nov 6, 2013

    The best issue of the Occultist so far . Our young hero hangs out with a coven of witches and things get a little weird and dark. Dug all the astral adventures and look forward to seeing where it all goes.

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