Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #2

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: Frank Miller Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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Persian King Darius is out for blood after the battle of Marathon, deploying an army to vanquish the city of Athens. The citizen soldiers of Athens are prepared with a ruse to stave off invasion, but should their gamble fail, it will be a slaughter.

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester May 2, 2018

    War comes to Athens. Darius and his fleet threaten the very safety of the great city-state herself. Her army is weary from the battle of Marathon. Can the troops and citizens stand against the might of Persia? Issue #2 presents all these answers and more in the next exciting and thrilling chapter of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley May 8, 2018

    We now know the reason for Xerxes thirst for vengeance and death and his ire of the Grecian warriors. All that is needed now is the rise of a champion to stave off the bloody battle he brings to the shores of Greece. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 5, 2018

    This is a top quality book and as well as being action packed it is peppered with hilarious little bits of humor, like the scene in which an Athenian hooker is seen negotiating with a potential customer who seems to be about to lose a week's salary for an hour of "entertainment". At the heart of what makes Miller such a well-respected writer is the fact that his books brim with personalities. This series is packed with them and we've had a rich setting laid out so far in the series. I fully expect that with issue 3 things are about to get even more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 2, 2018

    Miller is as much a master as ever and both single images and sequences pop with every turn of the page. His use of silhouette and flat blacks deserve particular attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 1, 2018

    A good issue that's drawn better than the last, but has its own issues to get through. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 4, 2018

    Xerxes #2 does little to win me over to this comic. It seems to be focusing on its namesake with the finale, but the scenes before are filled with Themistokles bouncing dialogue off uninteresting characters brought to life in an unappealing art style. I still cant recommend this book. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder May 16, 2018

    Xerxes: the Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #2 continues the series tendency to disappoint. There are increasingly few reasons to stick with this series. The only redeeming hope is that perhaps Alexander might add an interesting wrinkle or two, but due to the state of the series now, I doubt I'll be sticking around long enough to find out. Read Full Review

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