Arkham City: The Order of the World #2

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Dani Strips Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 20
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Joker’s attack on Arkham Asylum left the long-standing Gotham establishment in ruin, most of the patients killed or missing, and only a handful of surviving staff-a few nurses, a gravely injured security guard, and one doctor. In the chaos of the assault, it is believed that several of the asylum’s patients escaped and scurried off into the dark nooks and crannies of Gotham City. Now, these Arkhamites walk among us, and it’s up to the Asylum’s one remaining doctor, Jocasta Joy, to round up her former patients. Meet these Arkhamites: a woman with no face, a pyggy in search of perfection, a man who feels nothing and burns everythi more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Arkham City: The Order of the World #2 is an atmospheric, uncomfortable read. And that is the biggest compliment that can be given to it. The nerves that everyone in Gotham seems to have is palpable, radiating off the page into the reader. An immersive plot that permanently lives in suspense is being told with clever techniques, presented on the page by a remarkable artist. This is a comic that exists out of the consequences of other series and events, but it absolutely stands on its own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 2, 2021

    The tension builds consistently through the issue, with various chaos agents continuing to make Gotham a more dangerous place. Between the writing and the terrifying art, it's another winning issue for this unique series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 9, 2021

    Another grim and gritty instalment of 'Arkham City' as we trawl the streets of Gotham City and drop in on criminals, cops and the interesting Doctor Jocasta Joy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 2, 2021

    Arkham City: The Order of the World#2 introduces new players and a strong sense that something quite dark is happening in Gotham. It's a story that rewards readers who are seeking a complex and otherworldly feel in their superhero stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 2, 2021

    Arkham City: The Order Of The World #2 pulls the grim, darkness aside enough to lay the groundwork for a potentially compelling story. The point of the plot is firmly established and makes sense in a Fear State world without bending to accommodate Fear State in an inorganic way. The complicated characters make for unpredictable actions, and that may be the best way to position this type of story. Dani's hyper-stylized art may not be for everyone, but it certainly fits the gritty, urban aesthetic of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Nov 3, 2021

    With everything else steeped in the noir detective-themed aesthetic in The Order of the World, the splashes of color and emotion accompanying each scene with the outcasts and the "Ghost of Arkham City" make their presences even more imposing. Read Full Review

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