Larfleeze #2

Writer: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Larfleeze faces the celestial being known as the Laord of the Hunt! Will our Orange Lantern end up stuffed and mounted on the wall of a cosmic lodge as a trophy?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 5, 2013

    Cosmic comedy and chaos that will leave you awed by the powers being used and laughing at the dialogue. Fun, good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 30, 2013

    I've been bemoaning the lack of humor and fun in the New 52 for nearly two years now and, at least for the first two issues, that's exactly what Larfleeze delivers. Crazy, absurdest, space adventure wackiness. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jul 25, 2013

    Co-writers Keith Giffen and J.M. Dematteis continue to entertain me in their latest pairing. Their fans will catch the familiar formula quickly, with Larfleeze's butler serving as the straight man this time while the Orange Lantern does his best latter-day Daffy Duck impression. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 24, 2013

    Ultimately, the biggest regret I have about Larfleeze #2 is the relative background nature of the title character to this chapter, after the first few pages. As curious as I am about the world this weird anti-hero is going to inhabit, I definitely want to experience it through his eyes, however much of an oddity that experience may be. Thats what will set this title apart from being just another strange adventure to something weirdly cool and unique for the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jul 26, 2013

    At the end of the day,Larfleeze #2 is a better issue than the first. The series is unique but still exists in the Green Lantern universe, which is a positive for me. If you enjoyed the first issue, keep reading; it's worth it. If you were on the fence, pick this one up anyway. I think you'll see that Giffen and his team have some big plans for the series and based on the ending of this issue, I'm very excited to see where things go. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Analog Addiction - Anthony Couto Jul 28, 2013

    With nothing anchoring the series plot-wise, a colourful energy and a sharp, humorous script, make Larfleeze #2 a basic, fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 28, 2013

    With nothing anchoring the series plot-wise, a colourful energy and a sharp, humorous script, make Larfleeze #2 a basic, fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 24, 2013

    The signature voice of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis still carries the narrative along with a lighthearted sense of humor, but with Larfleeze engaged in a battle where he only gets to shout out a few lines, the book becomes the equivalent of a concert where the headlining band only gets to play one song. It was interesting how this issue was all about the servants who serve powerful masters, and Stargrave is pretty funny, so as long as this series puts the spotlight back on the main attraction, it'll be one to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 24, 2013

    Overall, Larfleeze #2 had some interesting backstories but with the lack of our main character, I was rather upset. I felt it was to early in his solo series to have Larfleeze absent for 3/4 of the issue. I am interested in the servant and what role he plays going forward as well as our villain, Loard. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 29, 2013

    While I can appreciate some of the concepts and what it is trying to do, the repetitive and shallow humor, the lack of clear balance between the jokes and plot, the chaotic and unfocused art and the heavy dialogue which slows down the whole book makes for a rather dissatisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 30, 2013

    Okay what to say about this issue? This was a very tough read for me. It made me think about all the worst issues of Threshold. Characters just sitting around giving long exposition, and Keith Giffin trying to make the characters funny, but failing severely. It is just so very tough. I wanted to put this issue down, and just say the hell with the review, but people need to be warned. Larfleeze is a fun character, maybe a little single minded but this issue reminds you why Threshold was cancelled and if things don't change this title will follow. Just Ugh. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2013

    I can see how Giffen and DeMatteis might think that's funny. The idea of all the henchmen and lackeys just chillaxing and talking among themselves while their masters have the traditional superhero fight is kind of funny. But nothing really comes of their chats. Stargrave is hardly an interesting character, so he can't carry a story. His sudden desire to free Larfleeze comes out of nowhere, considering he's always whining about being stuck as Larfleeze's butler. The eloquent hound is mildly entertaining, but that's about it. If this was a workplace comedy series about henchmen, Giffen and DeMatteis might have something. But it's not. It's a silly, stupid book that's trying desperately to bank on a character's popularity, even though the writers clearly don't know what to do with him. Read Full Review

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