Bloodlines #2

Writer: J. T. Krul Artist: V Kenneth Marion Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

BLOODLINES continues! Eddie and the rest of the town struggle to cope with the tragic loss of one of their own, but something else is plaguing Eddie. What exactly happened to him in the forest-and what does it mean? He's not the only one dealing with the fallout from the bizarre alien infestation, either. Others are starting to discover some strange and haunting abilities that seem more like curses. And there's one who's all too eager to embrace these newfound powers, with horrific results.

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 4, 2016

    Bloodlines finds its villain and she's ramping up the drama tenfold. Meanwhile the story progresses ever so slightly–not nearly enough if you ask me, but it'll have your attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 4, 2016

    There are a lot of cool scenes, but not a ton of forward motion in the story as this issue plays out like a redux of the first issue, with different maimings and eviscerations. There's a particularly disturbing scene that could have been more disturbing, but V. Ken Marion went a more tasteful route and the book is better for it. I did enjoy the issue, and I think if you enjoyed the first issue then you should follow suit with this. The fact that it was so similar to the first issue, at least in pacing and theme, however, did affect my appreciation for this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh May 4, 2016

    Bloodlines isn't a comic that will win awards or break molds, but damn is it entertaining and a great example as to why we read comics. Bloodlines is a comic I would recommend to new readers as they will experience all the necessary tropes and tragedies that come along with becoming a superhero for maybe the first time. It's not a terrible way to have this story be told and the art will surely keep you interested as Bloodlines #2 brutally unfolds its tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 5, 2016

    In the debut issue, Krul really gave us a sense of the world his characters inhabited, and it's disappointing that this issue is incremental in its progression. However, one gets the feeling that everything at the moment is a slow build waiting to explode. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 7, 2016

    Despite falling slightly short of the first issue, it remains clear that Bloodlines is a mini-series to keep an eye on. The show-stealing artwork of V. Ken Marion also provides an added boost. Read Full Review

  • 2.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 7, 2016

    Unattractive art combines with haphazard plotting and dumb dialogue for an issue that's truly unpleasant to read... Read Full Review

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