The Paybacks #2

Writer: Eliot Rahal, Donny Cates Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

When the world’s greatest superhero team, the Command, defaults on their loans, their secret underwater base becomes the property of the Paybacks! It’s Night Knight’s first mission with the superhero repo squad, and the foreclosure goes smoothly . . . until it really, really doesn’t. I mean, High Guard can see through walls, you know? How do you sneak past that?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Oct 5, 2015

    The Paybacks is proving to have far more depth and heart than the elevator pitch would imply. Smart and sharp, but as dedicated to the goal of telling an honest to goodness badass superhero story as it is to knowingly high-fiving all that came before it. Theres even a Trace of a Ghost Fleet callback to be found! (Im so sorry). With a creative team running full throttle, it implores you to get in on the fun with a knowing nod and charming smile that belies its profoundly relevant socio-economic commentary. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2016

    Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal and Geoff Shaw combine to give readers such a great satire of superhero comics, but this issue shows that they can do more than laugh and point at the status quo.  This issue can proudly sit alongside the Avengers and the Justice League as an equal even as it makes fun of them.  That's a winning combination and one that has me fired up to read the rest of the series asap.  If you are a fan of superhero comics, you'll love The Paybacks.  If you hate superhero comics, you may just love it more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Oct 1, 2015

    The first issue of The Paybackswas a joyride from start to finish, and so is the second. This is a series that youdon't want to miss out on; it's a blast of fresh air in a genre that frequently takes itself too seriously.Whether you ask your Local Comic Shop to hold a copy of this comic for you the next time you visit, or add it to your pull list on ComiXology,The Paybacks #2(released on sale October21)will be a fantastic addition toyourpull list Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Sep 30, 2015

    Normally, I like my comics straight up, so I didn't really know what to expect from this book. Dark Horse have a reputation of producing quality books and this is no exception. If I had a concern, it would be what comes next, after the punchline in the story, as can happen in certain comedy films. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 21, 2015

    The Paybacks continues to be fun in its second installment and that's all I was hoping for. There's an ease about the writing that's appealing even as it pushes the humorous side just a bit too much from time to time. The result is that we get a lot of workplace humor that's appropriate yet you can imagine someone telling the others to shut up a bit more. The book has some really fun action sequences, character expressions and even really solid pauses for effect. The combination of the writing and artwork is spot on and it really feels like this team completely gets it when it comes to what it's trying to do, resulting in a very good time overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 30, 2015

    Loaded with razor-sharp wit and overflowing with creativity, The Paybacks is essential reading for anyone who ever wondered what would happen if superheroes had to deal with debt collectors.  Which, Im assuming, is all of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Oct 27, 2015

    And thrown into his first assignment with little explanation, Night Knight's skepticism leads to an interesting cliffhanger with larger implications for the Paybacks and their mysterious boss, Mr. Pierce. I'm eager for the next issue to see how the creative team can spin the latest revelation into something as witty and hilarious as the first two issues of this new series. Read Full Review

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