The Once And Future Queen #2

Writer: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride Artist: Nick Brokenshire Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Battles are fought, weapons are bestowed, and romance begins to blossom! The new queen puts together her own Round Table as Merlin reveals what set the fae war off in the first place, the King in Shadow plots the defeat of humanity, and a devious third party is revealed . . . Are they friend or foe?

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 12, 2017

    With a lot more setup in place this time around, The Once and Future Queen delivers a pretty engaging issue even if it feels like it really needs to slow down just a bit more and let things soak in. The series is naturally playing with familiar concepts and twisting them in similarly familiar ways, but the execution is solid and it leaves me wanting more of it to be able to really dig deep with the ideas. The artwork is pretty good with some really welcome "non-standard" designs so that it feels more real world and varied as it should be. My hope that like a couple of other miniseries out there from Dark Horse these days that this is just the first of a couple of miniseries to come and that we'll get some breathing room along the way. It's definitely fun and fans of the Arthurian material will likely get a kick out of it while younger fans not familiar with it have so much to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 10, 2017

    Ultimately, while this is clearly something of a transitional and scene-setting issue (as second issues tend to be), the strength of both the characters and the artwork make this is a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish. There's a lot of exposition here, but it's clearly exposition that's going to pay off down the line as the stakes continues to raise, and the innate likeability of our upbeat and diverse protagonists make this an easy title to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 12, 2017

    I presume we're going to be seeing the Lady of the Lake at some point soon. Really, if she doesn't appear than something is wrong. I'm also not too keen on the apparent downgrade of Morgan le Fay to a more subordinate role. It also rings odd to me that, if Morgan Pari is meant to be connected to the Fae (spoiler: she is, but that should be more than obvious), that she would write books where she portrays the Fae as "Dark Faeries." Rani makes the comparison in the first narration box of the issue, specifically using the term "extra-nasty." And, that would imply that the Dark Faeries are already nasty in the context of Pari's book. But, why would she demonize her own people? Is that meant to be foreshadowing for her being some sort of double agent? If it is, I'm going to be mad. Read Full Review

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