Black Manta #2

Writer: Chuck Brown Artist: Valentine De Landro Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

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Black Manta and Gallous pursue a deadly metal, coveted across the seven seas...a metal that kills anyone with Atlantean DNA! Is it this terrible treasure that summons Torrid, a woman from Black Manta’s past, who just literally broke out of Hell to attack him? And how does it connect to Devil Ray, the new bad boy of the oceans, looking to punish the surface world? From the writer of Bitter Root and the artist of Bitch Planet comes a wild new chapter in the story of one of DC’s most iconic villains!

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 19, 2021

    This action packed episode is filled with both content and action. Chuck Brown does a great job with juggling three intersecting storylines. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 26, 2021

    Black Manta's second issue retains its breakneck pace as it takes time to flesh out the world and give readers a bit more foundation to stand upon while maintaining its visually distinct stylings. Books centered around villains can be a bit of a hard sale, and this series doesn't shy away from that while also presenting enough to make it not quite so hard. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    This continues to be one of the strangest books in DC's lineup, but the strangeness is working in its favor this time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 23, 2021

    Black Manta is cool as hell in this villain mini-series and I think he could easily lead an ongoing about his pirate adventures. The problem is that the rest of the comic " mostly the subplots and the art " doesn't live up to his standards. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2021

    Black Manta is showing potential, but a few choppy scenes are holding it back from reach high tide. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 20, 2021

    Black Manta #2 is a strange book and it's honestly a little boring, but it isn't necessarily bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    King-Maker Psycamorean Oct 26, 2021

    This book is pretty boring so I'm just gonna use my review to make fun of Merlyn, because I like punching down.

    Merlyn goes on this long rant, and it just proves he's totally in his right mind. He gets ass-blasted over a double page spread that shows a collage of African American history up to the Civil Rights movement, and some of the dialogue after that. First, he has to get a jab in that he was right about this basically being a Milestone book, because of this very page. Milestone comics weren't explicitly about racial and social justice. They were about providing black comic readers with heroes that looked like them, because it's important for people to see themselves represented in their heroes. For instance, Merlyn sees him more

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  • 5.5
    Merlyn Oct 19, 2021

    Yet another "lost tribe" plotline from DC, all too very similar with Thao-La and her group of Kryptonians. I understand DC is looking to ride that diversity train but could we get just a tiiiny bit of originality, is that too much to ask for? It gets points though for using one of the most ridiculous-but-in-a-good-way villains from DC, Gentleman Ghost.

    I've been criticized by some idiots here for saying this book is basically a Milestone one. There's a page in this issue that I think showcases exactly that so I guess I can say I'm happy I'm being proved right. But what got my attention was that Malcolm X was presented as a victim of racism and his death a casualty of that. Now I have no doubts Malcolm WAS a victim of racism durin more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Oct 28, 2021

    Ok, now you have my attention! Very interested in seeing what happens after this villain reveal. Hes already very interesting.

    Mantas character continues to be on point. Art is a bit inconsistent but it still has a solid style. Theres a spread on here that is gorgeous to look at.

    Jury's still out on mantas sidekick. She's alright a guess, a little meh.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Oct 19, 2021

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    JLD Nov 18, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 9, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Oct 22, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Oct 23, 2021

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Nov 14, 2021

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    Joresti Oct 30, 2021

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    Jurooo Oct 25, 2021

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    TheBest Oct 21, 2021

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