Rorschach #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: Jorge Fornes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 40
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

What’s the connection between an aging comic book artist and Rorschach? That’s the question the detective investigating the attempted assassination of a presidential candidate must answer. Wil Myerson, a reclusive artist known for his pirate comics, went from drawing the adventures of Pontius Pirate and the Citizen to working with a mysterious young woman hellbent on making sense of a post-Watchmen world. Somewhere in the life of Wil Myerson lies the key to learning more about Rorschach.
Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King teams with rising star artist Jorge Fornés to delve into backroom maneuvering and political corruption in a more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 17, 2020

    With Rorschach #2, the mystery deepens. I still don't know exactly what to make of the mystery Tom King has presented here, but it has me hooked. I don't know exactly what's going on, but Iwant to know, and that has me hooked. Rorschach is shaping up to be yet another Tom King masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 1, 2020

    Rorschach #2 shows readers one-half of the would-be presidential assassins, presenting him as more than a crazy old man, but just as a man beaten down by the small cruelties of the world. King does this in extremely effective manners, showing the sequences and how they change the man. Jorge Fornes and Dave Stewart do the heavy lifting, putting everything on the page perfectly. Rorschach is definitely going to be a slow book, but thats okay; if the rest of the chapters are like this, it will be a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 19, 2020

    The script is tight and well paced and just brilliant. Artist Jorge Fornes is equally doing the work of his career and this is just great. Overall, this is a pretty fantastic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 19, 2020

    The script is tight and well paced and just brilliant. Artist Jorge Fornes is equally doing the work of his career and this is just great. Overall, this is a pretty fantastic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2020

    King, Fornes and Stewart are showing theres plenty of stories yet to be explored in the Watchmen universe and its resulting in one of the more promising titles as we head to 2021. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 17, 2020

    For those looking for a deep dive into the mythology of the Watchmen world. Rorschach may not be for you. For those excited for a dense, character-driven thriller that uses its surroundings to build something fascinating, this is what you've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 17, 2020

    There's not much that happens in RORSCHACH #2. But what does happen is carefully teased out, in what is turning into a brilliant slow-burn neo noir mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Nov 17, 2020

    Rorschach #2 is a great issue overall, but your enjoyment will hinge on you wanting to solve a mystery. This is the long game, so be patient -- but while deciphering evidence, relax and enjoy the astonishing art of Jorge Fornes. Don't forget to ask yourself what is Tom King trying to tell us with the characters he is introducing us to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Nov 17, 2020

    With only two episodes in, the connection between Kovacs and Myerson is still a mystery as it should be, but should our detective's name still be a mystery? What's going on there? That can't be an accident. Even though I still have a feeling this tale might not land in the end, I really enjoyed this issue. The way it connected you to Myerson as a person was very well done, the way the panels flipped between the past and the present was well executed, and the art is great and fits the story perfectly. It's a good read and I hope King keeps that up! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Nov 30, 2020

    Through Tom Kings fine writing and the fantastic artwork between Jorge Fornes and Dave Stewart, this issue of Rorschach was a treat. Blending gritty detective storytelling with near minimalist art, this creative team is weaving a great mystery, though as it continues, I hope it finds more ways to tie into the Watchmen universe outside of just a few references and the titular heroes name. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 17, 2020

    As far as a sequel to Watchmen, Rorschach #2 falls a little short and feels like it's connection is currently shoehorned in. But, as a crime comic, Rorschach #2 is a solid entry taking us through a detective attempting to figure out a puzzle and piecing together what's presented before him. Like the first issue, I'm enjoying more for that aspect than anything having to do with the world it takes place in. In that way, Rorschach has its own duality in the story, whether that's intended or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 17, 2020

    Jorge Fornes makes the issue look good. I like the contrast between the past and present delivered by Dave Stewart's colors and Fornes has some great details in the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 18, 2020

    I didn't realize that DC Comics was in the business of writing bad fan-fiction of the recently deceased, but here we are. Read Full Review

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