Gotham City Monsters #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Melmoth's attack on Gotham City has immediate consequences for the denizens of Monster Town, and the losses suffered by Frankenstein and the other monsters have suddenly made this very, very personal. It's up to Frankie to convince his cohorts that they need to band together against this common threat, lest all of Gotham-nay, the Multiverse!-fall to the might of his old master. But before they can do that, they must first answer the question: Who is the Red Phantom?

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 12, 2019

    A fairly strong second issue, which gets the various characters where they need to be in order for Frankenstein to begin the fight back. I look forward to seeing where this will go in the next issue. Too bad there is only going to be six in all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Oct 9, 2019

    Gotham City Monsters #2 doesn't disappoint and with the appearance of The Phantom of the Opera (Theatre?), I just know that there are more homages to be paid to Forrest J. Ackerman Famous Monsters titles! Now, where is all that toilet tissue coming from? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 8, 2019

    Gotham City Monsters #2 (Orlando, Nahuelpan, Mulvihill, Napolitano) continues to be a refreshingly solid read, crafted with great care by all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    This is the kind of weird book I want to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 13, 2019

    Overall, Gotham City Monsters #2 is an inoffensive book. It has a compelling character, a few funny moments, and it ends with a good cliffhanger. Its not a standout, however, and it has some confusing moments, which makes it a good issue, but hard to call it great. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 10, 2019

    Gotham City Monsters #2 is exactly the kind of book I like to read around this time of year. It has all types of weird monsters running around, it is a bit serious and it is a bit absurd and silly all at the same time. It is a little horror and a little comedy and it leans into each of those well throughout the story. While it is not “perfect”, I can't help but have a good time while reading this during the spookiest month of the year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Oct 9, 2019

    Overall,Gotham City Monster #2is fun but is yet again another issue of visiting each monster, while this works for set-up, it is slightly repetitive of last issue's focus. That said, this is a spooky series that perfectly capture everything that monster fans love. There are the bones to a great mini-series but hopefully, issue number three brings it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 9, 2019

    Gotham City Monsters #2 takes a slight step back from its surprisingly effective debut issue as it finds itself shackled to a rushed "gather the team" structure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Oct 10, 2019

    Gotham City Monsters remains a good, quick read. We've already been treated to one twist in the plot. If there's an issue at this point, it is that it's only a six-issue series. It will be interesting to see how Orlando ties the story up. Then again, no one was expecting to see more of Monstertown after Night of the Monster Men. Perhaps we're due for more in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Oct 9, 2019

    Compared to the strong, measured start of the opening to Gotham City Monsters, the second issue feels rushed and loses some of its grit. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 9, 2019

    A fairly interesting if slightlyperplexing team of monsters is assembled through clunky storytelling andcontrivances. It all works, story-wise. But you have to want it to. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2019

    The art is the only good thing in this book. I don't really care about anything else that happened here. Maybe this will pick up but right now this book is a chore to get through. Read Full Review

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