Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Trigon attacks! Raven must defend herself from her own father! The balance between good and evil is upset, and Baron Winters predicts Raven will die! Is she beyond the help of the Night Force?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard May 16, 2018

    In just two issues, the team of Wolfman, Mahn and Kindzierski have laid the groundwork to what should be one issue after another of continued growth and innovation with this story and its characters. Wolfman has given Raven a world of possibilities to explore within her character arc. With such a spirit of optimism, it will be interesting to see how far she is willing to go to protect the people she cares about, if she will give in to her dark powers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Feb 28, 2018

    Artistically, this book continues to shine with a combination of Raven's transformations and sideshow-like freakiness courtesy of Azure. The pacing is great as it weaves us seamlessly through Raven's personal life and her heroic one, painting a complete picture of her character in all her various facets. Her past, her new family, and the ongoing mystery all balance together, so while we care about uncovering the supernatural mystery around her we're also interested in the slices of life in between that make her who she is. Overall, Raven is easily one of the most likable characters you can read right now, and this miniseries is on pace to be as good as we expected. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Mar 1, 2018

    Buy, as this story gives the reader a different look at Raven, one that is both sincere and ominous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2018

    I'm not sure what the twelve-issue plan here is, but overall, this miniseries is going in a great direction and I'm hoping it leads to the character being used well throughout the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Feb 28, 2018

    This miniseries is starting to find its feet, but it's not quite there yet. Raven is a wonderful character, but those around her need more development. The plot is enough to keep us interested, but not captivated. The true standout here is the art, though. The lines and colors work together seamlessly, creating the dark mood we all want from RAVEN. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 1, 2018

    A solid, but sedate story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 1, 2018

    The combined talents of Pop Mhan and Lovern Kindzierski are perfectly suited for the material " it's moody and spooky, with enough detail to convey the visual equivalent of techno-babble. Though it's a 12-issue limited series, I do hope they've made the commitment for all 12, rather than replaced after a handful of issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Chris Feb 28, 2018

    There's a heavy emphasis on Raven being a fish out of water... and there's some tugging on threads from the opening chapter.  This story already feels a bit stretched... it will be interesting to see how they keep it rolling for another ten issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Feb 28, 2018

    If you haven't checked out this run of Raven yet, it's not too late to jump in. Marv Wolfman is writing a superhero story that looks at power in a way we don't get to see very often. Specifically- when do we use power, who do we manipulate with it, and how do we navigate a moral code knowing something more powerful can be right around the corner. This is not a book that will get your adrenaline pumping, and as of #2 I would not call it a page-turner yet, but Raven: Daughter of Darkness has not let me down yet. I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 28, 2018

    There's not a lot of new ground covered, and it definitely feels like it's setting up for something more harrowing, especially considering the final panel of the issue finds Raven in serious danger. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Mar 1, 2018

    Raven: Daughter of the Darkness has potential, but Wolfman needs to develop the villains as well as he has Raven's other supporting cast members. Read Full Review

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