Daphne Byrne #2

Writer: Laura Marks Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The spirit known as Brother has revealed himself to Daphne, and he wants only to help and protect her. But who, exactly, does Daphne need protection from? The cruelty of the other girls at school? Or the medium who seems to be taking her mother even further under her wing?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 5, 2020

    This is a good second issue and it's also an improvement on the first issue. This is a great example of how you should always give comics a two-issue chance. I was left wanting with the first issue, but now I'm beginning to see how all these horrific delights will bear fruit. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 5, 2020

    Kelley Jones delivers some beautiful and dark imagery throughout this issue. There are some definite moments of beauty mixed with the macabre and all of it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 5, 2020

    Even when Daphne Byrne fails to deliver on elements of character, the world of the story is so rich as to ensure readers will want to return for another peek next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 5, 2020

    It's a slower burn than the other Hill House books, but it's a very intriguing one that seems to be building to something special. The Sea Dogs backup, dealing with the aftermath of a murder, continues to slowly chug along but seems no closer to delivering the big scares it promised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 17, 2020

    Daphne Byrne will get under your skin in the best possible way. It's a horror that creeps up on you, sending a shiver up your spine with each turn of the page. This young girl is getting pulled into the depths and the only one there to help her is pushing her head down below the surface. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Feb 5, 2020

    While I'm pulled into this story for its premise,Daphne Byrne #2'sother elements are distracting. That said, this isn't a bad issue and I can definitely see future issues finding more of their footing as readers get more background information. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Feb 5, 2020

    I did not like the first issue and I did not like this one, but just like the first issue, there were a few things that I did like. Still, the story just doesn't really grab my interest and I hope it gets better from here. For the art, at points, it's really good and at other points not so much. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 7, 2020

    This is such bland been-there-seen-that horror. I don’t see a single thing here that I haven’t seen in a hundred other horror stories. The main character is basically an empty void into which charisma is sucked and suffocated under the weight of cliché.

  • 10
    Khamul Feb 5, 2020

    So much beauty and tension in this book.I will say that this comic has become genuinely frightening. The last page was as upsetting and scary a page as I've read in many years.

  • 9.5
    Azrael Feb 7, 2020

    MUCH better than the first issue! This issue delivered on bringing a feel of horror, making the lead character more compelling and telling a fun story. Hopefully this pace is kept up.

  • 7.5
    Briton Feb 9, 2020

    Better than the lacklustre first issue, but nowhere near good enough. Dropped.

  • 7.5

    I had a good enough time.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Feb 8, 2020

    This was moderately better than issue one, but you people are mad if you think it's a virtual 10/10 comic.

  • 6.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 11, 2020

    Daphne Byrne #1 was one of the last videos posted prior to taking a hiatus as a Youtube content creator. I don't remember the actual review but I remember giving it a middling rating and mentioning that the book would have read better in trade.

    Daphne Byrne #2 is interesting but it garners the same criticism I gave to #1. This doesn't appear to be a comic with a monthly review schedule in mind. Furthermore, I question why the comic wasn't just collected and released as a graphic novel. This is a complaint I've had across the Hillhouse line of comics but it's really apparent here.

    The fact that the book was released this way is troubling and calls the real intent behind the series into question. I get that shops need s more

  • 5.0
    Otto Silver Jun 21, 2020

    The story became a bit more compelling, so I will give the next issue a go, but the art definitely did not improve.

    Daphne is still as inconsistent drawn between frames as she was in the first book. Within a hand-full of pages, she is a little girl in a library, a 30-year-old woman at a cemetery, an 18-year old and at one point cross-eyed and facially deformed.

  • 10
    Inknight033 Feb 5, 2020

  • 10
    BitchWitcher Feb 7, 2020

  • 10
    HallowsEveCat Mar 30, 2021

  • 9.0
    Radar Feb 6, 2020

  • 9.0
    Soul Assassin Jun 26, 2020

  • 7.5
    A May Feb 14, 2020

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Mar 16, 2020

  • 4.0
    Silver Rocket Feb 20, 2020

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