Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Lee Bermejo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Look over your shoulder. Someone is following. And dont miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS.

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 19, 2012

    What is there left to say about Lee Bermejo's art? It's... Gorgeous. Breathtaking. Some of the best art you can lay your eyes on. If you don't like the story, get the book for the ART. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 3, 2012

    All in all, Azzarello and Bermejo go for the jugular in this series. Despite all we've seen in previous stories, this is by far the most mature and adult of the Before Watchmen books. Through that, the series can certainly be considered a success. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 8, 2012

    He doesn't lose sleep at night over the things he does to the dregs of society. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Oct 4, 2012

    Rorschach continues to shine as a character that's easy to love and while his miniseries feels like a glimpse at his day to day mission rather than anything that will have a larger impact in the Before Watchmen run, it's all you really need for the fan favourite especially when he puts a shard of glass in bad guys mouth and follows it up with something rather nasty. Who doesn't love this masked maniac? More of the same next month please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Oct 3, 2012

    Overall, a great second installment. Rorschach continues to be of the best characters in the comic world. Writing is strong, art is good, and as expected, it's brutal. By the end, you're left wanting to see Rorschach's next move. I know I'll be looking forward to #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Oct 8, 2012

    As I look back on many of the reviews I have written forBefore Watchmen, my complaints seem to be the same for each series. The writing could be better, but the art is great. And when this is all said and done, I'm sure that's all everyone will remember. But we still have a few months left ofBefore Watchmen so we shall see. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 3, 2012

    Fortunately, Azzarello has Lee Bermejo to help establish that atmosphere. Bermejo's pages are crammed with striking imagery here. The sheer amount of detail crammed into each panel is impressive enough. But the way Bermejo frames his panels is equally impressive. Even the cover image manages to seamlessly transition right into the first page. In terms of sequential flow, the story is a little more stiff than something like Amanda Conner's Silk Spectre. Perhaps the worst that can be said about the art is that the individual panels don't always contribute to the greater flow of the page as well as they could. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Oct 9, 2012

    With only two more issues left in this series, I hope business starts to pick up in the next issue because this one was just good but not great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 5, 2012

    "Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #2 is thoroughly enjoyable and well structured, while also managing to show how little story there actually is. The man might take center stage, but it doesn't completely feel necessary. Rorschach was a supporting character in the original "Watchmen" -- a damn fine one -- and seeing him inhabit a world that reflects his views is confronting while also making him seem more two dimensional. It's a conflicting experience because the book gives readers the character in an appropriate setting, but it ends up being somewhat unsatisfying. Read Full Review

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