New Challengers #2

Writer: Scott Snyder, Aaron Gillespie Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The Challengers of the Unknown venture on their first mission for the Professor... to the bottom of the ocean! But when the ancient artifact they have to collect turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, the new teammates realize they might not all make it out alive!

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jun 21, 2018

    Despite some weak characterization and confusing plot points, NEW CHALLENGERS #2 is an enticing and fun read. It is an adrenaline rush from start to finish, with fantastic art by comics legend Andy Kubert. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 20, 2018

    A great mystery is starting in this story with some interesting character moments and a great twist at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 20, 2018

    After a first issue that mostly focused on one member of the team and set up a version of the Challengers of the Unknown that was unlike anything we'd seen before, this second issue kicks the concept into high gear and finds its footing as one of the better members of the New Age of DC Heroes line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jun 20, 2018

    For as confusing as this series is, it's a fun adventure murder mystery. Snyder leaves each issue with more and more questions. With these two issues showing a bit of the Challengers backstory, we can only assume that we will be getting the rest of the Challengers' backgrounds in the issues to come. Andy Kubert's art gave such a suspenseful tone to Moses' story and connected well with the tone of the deep sea adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 26, 2018

    I'm a big fan of the Challengers themselves and am really curious with there Snyder and Gillespie are going with this. I continue to be of mind that this will be a whole-read series that works better for me but I want the individual installments to get the frustration and joy of trying to figure it all out. This one didn't work as well as the first issue with all its stories and twists but I liked what we got for Moses and that final page, especially with Kubert and Janson's artwork, delivers exactly what I needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jun 22, 2018

    The first issue was an ugly twist on the clean-cut history of the original Challengers. It leads to a great setup for this reveal at the end of issue 2. It creates an emotional tug that will make fans of the original characters long for the world to be made or set right. I dont think that is what will happen, but I like the creation of multiple expectations for the next issue and the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 22, 2018

    New Challengers #2 is a more read than the opening issue. This book is more plot and character focused as opposed to the first books need to dangle mysteries in front of the reader. The plot flows well, and the art continues to look good. This one comes with a recommendation. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jun 20, 2018

    I'm not as hyped about the second issue of New Challengers as I was about the first. However, there were a few key parts of the story from Synder and Gillespie that have me intrigued. Between Moses backstory and the shocking ending, the two writers brought up a lot of questions in the second issue that have easily turned this book from a great adventure to a mystery that needs to be solved that will most likely keep you coming for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 20, 2018

    A stronger second issue will add mystery on top of mystery further increasing your interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jun 20, 2018

    A fun and imaginative modern interpretation of one of the great legacy teams from DC Comic's expansive history. By for the concept, stay for the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jun 25, 2018

    A weird and fun book, "New Challengers" #2 keeps up the series mystery going thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jun 20, 2018

    Issue two of New Challengers is a step-up from the introductory issue by showcasing a slightly more interesting character this time around and revealing some interesting happenings.  There are a couple twists and turns brought to the forefront this issue I got some enjoyment out of and the art, when not restricted to smaller panels, is a good pairing for this story. If you didn't enjoy issue one I'd suggest a peek at two and you may begin to change your mind a bit about the concept. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 20, 2018

    It doesn't appear that this miniseries will find any form of footing based on its first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sav Jun 20, 2018

    i like this. it took me awhile to remember the first issue, but the story is moving along. i hope the end of this ish doesnt change things up too much. there's already too much unexplained.

  • 10
    SloboSOY Jun 22, 2018

    When you think you have understand it, then they put you before the fact you didn't understand a thing. And that totally a awesome job for a Challengers book (Because us reader are in front of a challenge). I really enjoy Moses story, and that this in link with the story.
    I was happy to see Aquaman but a little disappointed to not see the end with the justice league intervention.
    And finally I was stuck in chock with this cliffhanger.
    In fact for a short series, I think this title as to change in ongoing because it's one of the best for the new DC line. Yeah Mr Terrific isn't Bad & Unexpected show promise. But this New Challengers are very interesting !

    Cover - Only one option. She is really nice & in link 2/2 >Writing - That was a hell of road to follow. Thank you very much to not think we are dumb reader and can handle challenges ! 3/3
    Arts - Kubert Rule. Love the dark look of aquaman. That make him dangerous & more respected than he is right now. 3/3
    Feeling - If you didn't take this story, you made a big mistake. 2/2 more

  • 10
    axdn Jun 23, 2018

    I'm really digging this book, the twist at the end was really awesome! can't wait to read #3!

  • 6.0
    Jon Comics Jun 23, 2018

    An overconfident second issue. The story and the set up are fascinating and there is some promising world building by Snyder. However, your second issue introducing new non costumed character is not the best to send them in an underwater mission in which you can’t tell who is who for most of the story. It is all very confusing and a recap of what happened last issue would have been most welcome.
    Great ending. Still interested in seeing where this goes.

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 5, 2019

    I have not learned a single character's name and they are all featureless blobs to me. I could not pick a single one of them out of a lineup.

  • 8.5
    KFuqua Jun 26, 2018

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Jun 24, 2018

  • 7.5
    ActionCity Jun 25, 2018

  • 7.0
    EvilPenguin543 Jun 21, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jun 21, 2018

  • 6.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Jun 21, 2018

  • 3.5
    nickogle Jun 23, 2018

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