Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #2

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #2

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Philip Tan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

As the world adjusts to its new status quo, Col. Steve Trevor and A.R.G.U.S. go on the offensive to stop the rise of evil! The first obstacle in Trevors path? Deathstroke!

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 28, 2013

    And even though I'm not entirely sure where this is going, I know that Gates is a good enough writer to make it all worth my while when we finally arrive at the end. Anyone who can make me care about a character like Steve Trevor (or Killer Frost, for that matter), has certainly earned the benefit of the doubt. Though this is not the obvious choice, this miniseries might be the one to watch out of the three Forever Evil spin-offs. Rogues Rebellion has all of the Flashy goodness and Arkham War is all about the characterization of the Batman supporting characters and villains, but Gates is doing something sneaky with this one. Out of the three, this is going to be the one that has some actual ramifications. I just hope they involve more Team 7 stuff. And maybe a rematch between Slade and Trevor" that lasts more than one page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 2, 2013

    Theres a lot going on in this issue, and it may suffer a tad from first act set-up requirements, but Gates is opening up an entire world weve never had at DC before. The possibilities and convergences being constructed here play strongly into the Forever Evil event, but likely have ramifications that will play out for years to come. Get on board now and see what comes up for Trevor, Frost, Light, and more. Youll be glad you did. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Nov 29, 2013

    Should you check out this book for yourself? Yes, I think so. I'm not a big fan of Steve Trevor as a character, and I had a few issues with the portrayal of the US President as a benevolent symbol of peace and freedom, but the book is going into the realm of magic now. It's giving writer Sterling Gates the opportunity to further explore the character of Killer Frost, and the magical realm that is revealed in the later stages of this issue looks very interesting indeed. Taken as a whole, that's more than enough to keep me on this title and eagerly awaiting next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Dec 3, 2013

    The art, as such, is incredibly improved over the first issue. While the first issue had some really good work, this is simply more consistent. Neil Edwards is a worthy successor to the mantle of the series artist and reaches some rather interesting points in this issue artistically. The paneling is just enjoyable, easy to comprehend, and simply serviceable. One thing I also appreciated was the introduction of knowledge about ARGUS as an agency, which should produce some fodder for plot-lines. The series is quickly reaching its great potential and has already staked its claim as one of the most entertaining of the general Forever Evil tie-ins. As a whole this is just another feather in this events hat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 27, 2013

    Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #2 does not have a lot to talk about in general with it being rather average in its writing and with it still being in setup territory. Outside of that and the art issues, it's not a terrible book by any means, but there are better miniseries you could read that spawned out of Forever Evil. If the book continues to be like this, you may be better off waiting for the trade edition in the future than buying this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Nov 29, 2013

    I can't help but think about future issues because this issue is setting up so much I'm hoping it will end up delivering as the series goes on. Probably what I want most from the series is Dr. Light. We also get a visit from a surprise villain who we last saw in a Villain Month one shot making it clear that they were NOT a fan of the Secret Society. Could they become an ally to A.R.G.U.S.? I have a feeling some interesting stuff is going to spin out of this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Dec 2, 2013

    Overall, there's not very much to be excited about in this issue. Its lack of previously promised action and strange choice of side story drags this issue down even further than the first. The issue's mediocre artwork in the beginning of the issue made me feel as if this issue was printed 20 years ago and its story failed to make up for this flaw. If there is anything to take away rom Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S #2, it would be what the issue promises for next month's issue, but after the lack of Deathstroke, I would take these teasers with a grain of salt. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Mattson Dec 1, 2013

    At this point in the New 52, Steve Trevor is somewhat synonymous with A.R.G.U.S. because he was the original liaison to the Justice League, and the organization was created with his leadership in mind. Unfortunately, this is not an excuse to make a series supposedly about A.R.G.U.S. focus solely on one man. The problem is that most of what happens in Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #2 either isnt important, or could be conveyed in the main series. Read Full Review

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