Secret Origins #2

Secret Origins #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell, Ray Fawkes, Jeff Parker Artist: Paulo Siqueira, Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier, Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
5.8Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

Batman headlines the second big issue of SECRET ORIGINS, which also features The New 52 origins of Aquaman and Starfire!

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 29, 2014

    If you're looking for a refresher to aid you in your comic-themed trivia nights, then issue #2 is right up your alley. If new is what you're searching for, keep on steppin'. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy May 28, 2014

    Secret Origins is a great place to start for fans new to DC Comics or new to the New 52, however, the stories in these first couple of issues feel very familiar, especially when dealing with popular characters like Batman and Aquaman. Perhaps the series will improve once it starts exploring the origins of lesser-knoen heroes and villains, which would at least give readers somewhat new material. The book looks to reveal the revised origins of these characters since the New 52 launch, but when their origins are only slightly altered, there isn't much that fans haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 4, 2014

    Secret Origins #2 shares its predecessor's problems, but as long as you come in knowing what to expect, you'll walk away satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince J Ostrowski May 30, 2014

    If "Secret Origins" is meant to be "The New 52 for Dummies", then fine, but it's for a very specific type of comic book reader " one just dipping their toe in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 1, 2014

    For the most part there isn't really any reason this book should exist.  Now I could see if DC wanted to fix the inconsistencies that were presented to us with the New 52, but we get the same things rehashed to us, and being good fans we're just expected to buy the same story again. If they decided this book was for B or C list characters I could get behind that, but giving us Batman's origin?  That's a slap to the face, and while we're reeling from that attack they kick us in the balls or vages.  I hope when DC runs out of A list characters in future months we can get to the real Secret Origins. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid May 28, 2014

    If you take The New 52 as the The New 52 and dont think about anything that happened previously, then I can understand the point and need for secret origins stories. If you are new to comics, I would definitely pick this book up, it will not teach you everything about the heroes nevertheless it is a nice overview of the characters, but those familiar with these heroes, please dont be fooled by the secret tagline as there is nothing secret or special about this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Jun 3, 2014

    The Starfire chapter was terrible. Everything else, decent.

  • 4.5
    Gizmo Aug 10, 2014

    As you've probably guessed, you won't learn much of anything if you are already familiar with the characters. On top of that, three stories are presented, so you're getting more of an origin summary than anything -- BATMAN: Average, nothing new here, but told reasonably well. Why did a colony of bats fly into a room in Wayne Manor though? That's just stupid. -- AQUAMAN: The best story in here and the only story that didn't swell my heart with feelings of buyer's remorse. Though most of this story will be familiar to Aquaman readers, it has a central motive with a humble ending and is told it an entertaining, albeit also an abridged way. Every story in Secret Origins ends with a splash page of the character in a heroic pose, I wish this one didn't do it and just let the final story note take the whole page. -- STARGIRL: The worst of the bunch. It is awkwardly bleak, especially when it comes time to strike that heroic pose at the end. It made me laugh unintentionally. It does not really feel like the whole story either.

  • 7.5
    JuliusMc Jan 4, 2017

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jun 2, 2014

  • 2.0
    Tamère Jul 25, 2014

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