The Curse of Brimstone #2

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
6.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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What do you do after you unknowingly make a deal with the devil that transforms you into Brimstone, and you can't stop the constant feeling of screaming, fiery pain burning from head to toe? Joe Chamberlain is determined to relieve himself of this curse by tracking the devil by his tail. That is, if the devil's Hound doesn't get to him first...

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz May 2, 2018

    Brimstone #2 is a issue and part to Joe's story. We finally get to see him engage in a fight, even if he has the help of his human sister when fighting a demon of sorts. I'm excited to see where Joe goes and how he deals with the Salesman and his curse/deal. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Aug 15, 2018

    Jordan, Tan and Beredo have delivered another solid issue of The Curse of Brimstone. Joe seems more determined than ever to help reverse the damage done to his town and others that have been affected by The Salesman. It will be interesting to see if Joe can learn to control his incredible powers going forward, or if he will be consumed by them and his guilt over what happened to his town. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 2, 2018

    Brimstone avoided the sophomore issue curse with just enough new bits of information to keep the story moving forward. Im not quite sure what Tan and Jordan have in store yet long-term, but this initial arc has been very engaging. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 2, 2018

    A slight dip in both quality and originality then, but the strength of the first issue gives me hope that Jordan and Tan will be able to right the ship before things end up going too far down the cookie-cutter troubled superhero road. Its also worth reiterating that it still looks fantastic, and is worth the cover price on the strength of the artwork alone particularly the sections which feature Brimstone cutting loose with his dangerous and unpredictable new powers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2018

    I continue to like the two lead characters a lot, but the supernatural plot surrounding them is still somewhat lacking. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Joshua Page May 2, 2018

    Curse of Brimstone #1 was very promising and unique. It offered something fresh. It offered a new kind of hero. Curse of Brimstone #2 continues to promise something very different and interesting to the DC Universe. However, the execution of those ideas seemed a little sloppy to me. As I mentioned previously, this issue felt very rushed. Characters just accept things without question and move on like nothing happened. That can be frustrating. Granted, things could really pick up in the next issue. The Curse of Brimstone #2 falls into some clich territory and the story moved along a little too quickly, but it is entertaining. It is not necessarily a boring issue, just not as great as it could have been. Despite this, I am hopeful for the next installment and can't wait to see where this series goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 2, 2018

    Despite its short comings, Curse of Brimstone showed some real improvement, and there is potential for this to grow into a great book. Whether it does so or not remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken May 2, 2018

    The Curse of Brimstone #2 is a step up from the previous issue with a more fleshed out environment and a slight improvement on the main character's demeanor. But despite these improvements, this comic is still struggling to make a statement on its rural setting while not forgetting to make the characters just as important. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 7, 2018

    The Curse of Brimstone lives up to its name. Joe's life has become torturous. Can he rise up out of this as a hero? Or will he burn it all down? Or will Superman come in and just throw him into the sun? All of those things are possible. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti May 2, 2018

    This was a disappointing and mostly boring issue. Nothing in this issue feels earned in the slightest because I don't know the characters and I'm not connected to the setting just yet. Whoever's editing these New Age books must be implementing some sort of formula because a lot of these books are ending the same way and feel telegraphed similarly overall. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 7, 2018

    The art feels unfinished and the story feels overly familiar and talky, making for a disappointing read for me. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones May 2, 2018

    Other than introducing a villain and providing us with the fact that Joe isn't alone in his predicament, nothing else in this story convinced me to stick around for issue #3. Read Full Review

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