Weird Detective #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Det. Sebastian Greene is on the case to capture the Lovecraftian monster leaving the empty skins of human victims all over New York City and uncover its connection to a blasphemous crime family. At the same time, his partner, Det. Sana Fayez, tries to uncover Greene's sanity-blasting secret, but can her mind survive learning the weird detective's true identity?

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jul 21, 2016

    In all, this issue expands on the narrative without going further into the nature of the REAL monsters, which I actually appreciate - any more exposition would make this feel too clunky, and it retains a breakneck pace that got me to the last page much quicker than I would have liked. This is such a unique, bonkers book that you'd be crazy not to like...or crazy if it starts to make too much sense. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 24, 2016

    This Lovecraftian noir gets more intriguing by the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 21, 2016

    While it may not have blown me away like the first issue did,Weird Detective #2 is still a really, really good comic. More layers are added to the plot, the characters get some neat moments, and it has a solid aesthetic. All that said, I got the sense that something was missing – and honestly, I think it was the general lack of levity. I don't needWeird Detective to be some super quirky book, but the humor of the last issue was what really made it stand out. Still, I find it hard not to wholeheartedly recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 22, 2016

    Transitioning into Weird Detective #2 this is definitely a mini series from Dark Horse that you want to be following. It has all the makings of a good horror crime story that will keep you guessing. It's fun, creative and these are characters you want to learn more about as they learn about each other for better or for worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jul 19, 2016

    There's also a great piece of pinup artwork in the back by Rafer Roberts that alone is worth buying the book for…but you should be getting it anyway because the story and art are great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 26, 2016

    The artwork has grown on us, we liked it before but now we've fascinated by it. It's an awesome combination of abstract and smooth are, that always feel in place. No matter where the story goes, the art remains beautiful! The paneling is wicked, and this is highly evident when multiple floors inside a building are explored. Don't think we're slaggingWeird Detectiveoff, it's still great – it just suffers from the same fate as most other comics, the second issue isnearly always weaker than the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 21, 2016

    This is a very grown-up book. The writing is a step above many others out there, including a number of Dark Horse's own stories. For those fans of H.P Lovecraft's twisted monster horror tales, Weird Detective will be an absolute must for you. Looking back there were even a few moments that reminded of Dick Tracy, those fantastic crime noir stories with all their bright neon suits and murder mystery thrills. The final result is one hell of a good read and I'm sure the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 20, 2016

    Weird Detective is shaping up to be a solid police procedural show surrounded by horrifying monsters.  This isn't a supernatural detective-type book.  It's more of a crime comic that happens to deal with lizard monsters and other assorted things that go bump in the night.  I am curious as to how the second half of this type of Law & Order would work out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 24, 2016

    Though it isn't nearly as Cthulhu-flavored as the debut issue Weird Detective #2 still revels in its own weird brand of humor and Lovecraftian pulp tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Jul 21, 2016

    Issue #2 may not have had the same level of excitement as issue #1 but there is a great storyline here with so much more yet to be explored and developed. With only three issues left to this five-part miniseries, I am interested to see where it goes and would recommend picking up a copy for yourself to read. Read Full Review

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