Basketful of Heads #2

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Leomacs, Dan McDaid Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 24
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Hunted to the point of exhaustion, June Branch struggles to outwit and outfight the home invader coming after her. He's armed with a .44 and a secret agenda; she's got a thousand year-old Viking relic and no way to escape. The axe is about to fall in the topsy-turvy second chapter of the horror story with the sharpest edge in comics!
Fears escalate and a full moon rises over the HMS Havoc in chapter three of the "Sea Dogs" backup tale, written by Joe Hill!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 27, 2019

    Basketful of Heads continues to impress and marks another worthy entry into Joe Hill’s burgeoning Hill House imprint at DC. I am really hoping to see a lot more of this imprint going forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 20, 2019

    Basketful of Heads is still gaining momentum. Even though we've had a beheading, it feels like the early climb of a roller coaster. This is getting traction and my enjoyment of the series is only growing. The characters are well defined in both the plot and the artwork and the story is riveting from beginning to end, not to mention how downright terrifying it is. This book is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 4, 2019

    Basketful of Heads #2 is great horror. It's one weakness is it's so decompressed that the issue reads too quickly--the events of the story probably cover at most ten or fifteen minutes of the protagonist's life. One suspects that the series may be a stronger read in trade, though there's something to be said for leaving the audience wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    Leomacs style is beautiful in this issue. Every page has beautiful, detailed visuals and the visual style reminded me a lot of the classic EC and pulp comics of the 50's. There's some great cinematography to the way Leomacs illustrates a scene and you get the sense of danger and movement throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 29, 2019

    Dark, moody and disturbing, showing off the Hill's horror roots and featuring some excellent art. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 27, 2019

    Packed tight with spine-tingling tension, Basketful of Heads #2 raises the stakes while keeping readers rocking on the edges of their seats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 29, 2019

    A short, gut-punching issue which relies on the artist to lead the story, Basketful of Heads #2 (Hill, Leomas, Stewart, Bennett) is a strong continuation of a unique new miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Dec 3, 2019

    A thrillingly entertaining ride that sheds light on the main protagonists and gets you excited to read the next issue. Great story Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Nov 27, 2019

    That said, the lack of dialogue does make for a quick read, and the inclusion of a chapter ofSea Dogsalso makes the issue feel really short. While not a bad thing, the pace picking up at the end catapults the reader into excitement that only issue number three can answer. As such, I'm hoping it will be a longer issue, or at least not feel as quick. That being said, that's a very small critique for a series that's shaping up to be a horror comic heavyweight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 2, 2019

    My only gripe is that the story is a little too short due to the Sea Dogs backup tale, which spans multiple titles and has very little meat on the bone. Basketful of Heads would benefit from a full issue because Hill and Leomacs have a lot to tell the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 27, 2019

    Like I said, this was a very fast-moving issue but it was a lot of fun, especially their interaction after she chops the guy's head off. It has a classic horror comic feel to it and a "what the hell does that mean?" last few panels. I'm not sure if my theory is correct, but I'm looking forward to finding out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Nov 27, 2019

    If you like an 80's style horror story with art that brings back the nostalgia of old pulp horror creature features, or the original Friday the 13th, then Basketful of Heads from Joe Hill and Hill House comics is a title that should be on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 9, 2019

    Honestly, the very brief issue of Basketfull of Heads #2 is still entertaining. We learn a bit more about June. She is not your typical damsel in distress. That is good. The last page again is an excellent cliff hanger. I am ready to fill my basket for sure. Again, not with heads, but with issues of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 27, 2019

    If Leomacs builds out the remaining sequences of the series as well as he does in Basketful of Heads #2, then the collected story is bound to become a fall favorite for fans of horror comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    Two issues in, it feels like the comic still moves at a pretty slow pace and the main character is mostly a blank slate. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Inknight033 Nov 27, 2019

    This was a tight issue. I am loving this series so far.

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Dec 20, 2019

    I actually really liked this one, way more than the first. I think it was the severed head describing attempted murder as “my goof” that really sold me.

  • 2.5
    ohhaimark Nov 27, 2019


    -I mostly like the art. It gets goofy at times, but I like the look its going for.

    -The concept's cool. It's executed questionably, for me at least, but I like the idea.

    THE BAD:

    -I'm sorry, but I still don't like this.

    -This is just bland, uninteresting story for me. One that should be unique, given the concept, but ruined by awkward execution.

    -I don't like this main character. She has nothing for me to connect with, she's really bland and lifeless.

    -The pacing feels off here. I might like it better if things moved quicker. I don't know.

    -Oh god, the beheading panel made me laugh. The most important scene in the whole comic.

    -T more

  • 9.5
    Azrael Nov 29, 2019

    Great to see some meat on the story now. The scenes with the head were very good.

  • 9.5
    Otto Silver Jun 22, 2020

    The story moves along nicely and we are introduced to the main concept that gives us the series title.

  • 8.5

    Still liking it.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Aug 20, 2020

    Of all of the initial offerings out of DC Comics Hill House Imprint Basket Full of Heads #1 was my favorite. It's not a particularly scary story. It feels kookier than anything. There are supernatural horror elements to the story. Those aspects combined with the great characterization and tension throughout the issue make up for the series not being all that scary so far.

    Daphe Byrne and Dollhouse Family are a bit scarier but Basket Full of Heads stands out because the characters feel real, relatable and are generally likable. You don't want to see them hurt or killed which is a testament to the impression left by the first issue.

    The comic picks up after last issues cliffhangers. The criminals are in the more

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Nov 30, 2019

    Better than issue one. Must have to do with the pacing.

  • 7.5
    Briton Dec 7, 2019

    Not as good as the last issue.

  • 10
    BitchWitcher Nov 27, 2019

  • 10
    Rocker97 Nov 28, 2019

  • 9.0
    DippingBird Dec 1, 2019

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Dec 6, 2019

  • 9.0
    Geoff3P Dec 27, 2019

  • 9.0
    A May Jan 11, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Dec 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    Sergione Feb 27, 2020

  • 8.5
    Darren619 Mar 13, 2020

  • 8.5
    JulianPope May 28, 2020

  • 8.0
    Phil B. Dec 1, 2019

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Dec 1, 2019

  • 7.5
    Veido Jan 25, 2020

  • 7.0
    K2019 Nov 29, 2019

  • 6.0
    KnM Aug 9, 2020

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