Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #2

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 57
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

THE HOUSE OF NIGHTWING BURNS! As the good people of the world mourn the loss of the Justice League, the forces of evil have seized the opportunity to wreak havoc in a world without its heroes! Leading the charge is a super-powered Slade Wilson...but this time there's something dark fueling his rage. With a massive army laying siege to Titans Tower, only Nightwing will have what it takes to stand in the way of Deathstroke's forces-but is this a fight Dick Grayson can win? Look, up in the sky-reinforcements are on the way! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...uh-oh...it's Cyborg Superman. The world burns as Pariah and the Great Darkness make their more

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 5, 2022

    The players set the board while we get some stunning fights that show how dire this situation is. Williamson, Sampere, Sanchez & co. are bringing us the best of their craft. Dark Crisis is shaping to make significant waves in the DCU, so join in on the fun before it is too late! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Dark Crisis still feels widely out of place in the current DC Universe, but its been a fascinating and amazing read so far. This creative team is doing tremendous work and if the rest of the series is this strong it could become one of DCs best events over the last decade. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 5, 2022

    Dark Crisis #2 is a powerful challenge for the next generation of heroes. Without backup, the fascinating story puts the characters to the test against villains that even the Justice League could have struggled against. The Crisis has barely begun and the enemies the Titans and others have been facing threaten to destroy all of them. With glorious art that refuses to pull any punches, the comic is impossible to look away from until the final page. And the Crisis will only get more intense as it deepens Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Jul 5, 2022

    Another incredible addition to one of the biggest events in comics this year, hold on to your seats this is going to be a bumpy ride that will blow your mind. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis is a great comic. It is everything a crossover comic book event should be, with high stakes and bold artwork. Yet it defies the usual clichs by being more about people than cosmic doom and by not killing off C-listers by the dozens just to show that This Is A Serious Story and Things Will Never Be The Same Again. For the first time in a long while, that actually seems to be the case at DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 14, 2022

    DC has had mixed luck with their major event series over the years. And it looks like Dark Crisis is shaping up to be one of the better ones. Williamson and the other DC writers have put a lot of care into planning this story and it shows. I can hardly contain my anticipation to see how Williamson's story will play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 5, 2022

    Overall, this second issue is just as strong as the first, although I'm still waiting for it to hit that next gear and equal the scale of the top-tier Crisis events that have come before it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 5, 2022

    Sampere delivers some stunning and brilliantly detailed visuals throughout the issue. The art is dynamic, kinetic and wonderfully done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Jul 5, 2022

    Dark Crisis #2 focuses on providing the action expected of this sort of summer blockbuster while sneaking in major plot points towards the issues end. Williamsons willingness to let Jon Kent shine as Superman is the strength of the comic, but a lack of revelations as to Pariahs plans mean most of the plotting is dedicated to solidifying the titles cast of heroes. That those heroes are not simply the original Teen Titans, who have always been considered heir-apparent to the JL but are presented as inept here, is something of a puzzler. Dark Crisis #2 is an altogether tight read that can- and most likely will- be improved upon as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 8, 2022

    Overall, I suppose this issue shows just how tenuous things are on this League-less Earth. If Pariah is looking for a place soaked in danger and ready to explode, he has it. I like the Black Adam subplot and the Lanterns being a force for good. Heck, I even like Hal here. But I am hoping that the overall underlying plot is spelled out a bit more and soon.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jul 5, 2022

    Overall, the book is engaging and enthralling; however, I hope Williamson shifts gears soon because, right now, Dark Crisis feels a little scattered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jul 11, 2022

    Another rollercoaster ride of an issue, with barely a moment to catch breathe. That being said, as much as I genuinely enjoyed the issue, there is a whiff of Ive seen this all before about this. Its set piece comics, where big set piece fights link the story taking place. The obvious corporate influence is in there as well, promoting Black Adam to star because he has a film coming out. He is, in DC Universe terms, a mass murderer remember. Odd choice to lead a Justice League. The GL Corps bit was nice though, as was Nightwing punching Slade in the face. The art, by Daniel Sampere, was superb, gorgeously rendered and making light work of the complex script he was given to illustrate. Mostly traditional panel layouts, it also reads well, and carries the pace of the story superbly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 16, 2022

    Dark Crisis #2 is exciting but a little too fast-paced for its own good. Williamson is still setting things up, though, and it does show in the way the story is set up. Sampere and Sanchez are a great art team, so the issue is a joy to behold. Dark Crisis is shaping up well, but it needs to slow down and breathe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Jul 6, 2022

    The creative team has a large cast to juggle but does it wonderfully, and that includes the surprise additions at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis #2 is an interesting comic much like the debut. There's a lot I like and a lot I don't At times there's some really interesting moments and others where it feels like it's going through the motions. The comic feels like it's trying to be its own thing but also is waist deep in continuity. The event as a whole fits in this weird spot. It feels like one that'll have to be judged but the whole instead of each individual part. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 5, 2022

    As epic battles in big events go Dark Crisis #2 delivers with the Battle At Titans Tower. Everything from the setting to the actual Nightwing vs Deathstroke and Superman vs Cyborg Superman fights hit the way you expect. The only thing that holds Dark Crisis #2 back is the disconnect with how The Great Darkness is being built up as the endgame threat of this event. Hopefully the ending of Dark Crisis #2 involving the Green Lantern Corps fixes that problem currently facing DC Comics latest big event. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 5, 2022

    DARK CRISIS #2 felt more like cliff notes to an actual story. Williamson gave fans the highlights of the overall plot, which DID seem to make sense. However, he missed the mark on substance and depth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 5, 2022

    While the story doesn't impress me with the progression that we're getting, what is impressing me is the feel of the book with the situations that it's presenting and the characters that it's dishing out.  I'll tell ya, I get one of my favorite DC Comics heroes and one of my favorite DC Comics villains showing up in this issue and neither have been featured in forever!  We also get Nightwing being badass and since he refuses to do much of anything badass in his series, I'll take what I can get here, especially when it's against the Darkness infused Terminator, Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 9, 2022

    The drama works pretty well on Earth, but the space side of things leaves me cold, and Black Adam leading a new Justice League sounds like the worst idea ever. Still, this issue has a lot going for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jul 6, 2022

    I don't think this book is all that creative, but you can't say it's not ambitious and I like how it's branching out to give Legacy characters their time in the spotlight during a major event! I'd go into it more, but it's hard to be very detailed or comprehensive about a book that doesn't have much substance as of right now. For now, I'll simply say it hasn't lost me let's see what it takes for it to grab me. Read Full Review

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