First Wave #2

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The Golden Tree bears bitter fruit! The Blackhawks are after The Spirit. Doc Savage is after the Blackhawks. Anton Colossi is after William "Johnny" Littlejohn. And only Rima, the eyes of the jungle, knows what the heroes do not: something glorious and terrible has risen in the darkest corner of Hida`lgo!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 13, 2010

    Brian Azzarello is definitely writing towards his strengths in First Wave and because of that, is writing to a niche market. The average superhero fan may not care much for such a carefully plotted and slow burning story, but mystery buffs and fans of classic pulp stories should find a lot to dig here. The ambitiousness of the project does come back to haunt Azzarello a bit when the scope becomes cumbersome here, but if you've got the patience to sort it out it is well worth the more careful read. Plus, seriously, Nei Ruffino is a freakin' rockstar on this issue, bringing Rags Morales's art to a whole new level. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 17, 2010

    Though somewhat scattered still, a growing picture of the plot of "First Wave" is becoming apparent, particularly with the bold and somewhat creepy ending of this issue. Azzarello and Morales make a better team than I thought they would, working in harmony very well. It will be interesting to see where this series goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Andre Lamar May 17, 2010

    Truth be told, Firstwave #2 is a nice looking book with decent writing. Unfortunately, Batman fans must wait a little longer until their hero receives the spotlight in this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 24, 2010

    The high point of the story is the scene where a wordless Doc Savage crashes through a window and saves the day. That should be a clue on what kind of story they should be writing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman May 13, 2010

    The best comparison I can make is that this felt like reading a crossover between something like the Transformers and the Green Hornet. Could you plot out a story? Sure. Would it feel right? Probably not. The best way to put it is that this felt like a soup. The ingredients mixed in would taste good on their own, but not together. And I think my complaints about the ink-less art can fit under that descriptor, as well. Read Full Review

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