The Dollhouse Family #2

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross, Vince Locke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

One time, just one time, Alice did what the Dollhouse asked of her...and it turned her life upside down forever. But that wasn't enough for the House. There's another piece of the bargain that she's reneging on and until she gives it what it wants, the House can make matters even worse...for Alice, or anyone unlucky enough to come near her!

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 11, 2019

    Gross and Locke deliver some beautiful art in this issue. The characters look amazing and I continue to love and admire the visual differences between the story told in the present and the past. The visuals add a layer of drama to the story and work well with the tone. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    Of the two Hill House books so far, The Dollhouse Family #2, by a legendary creative team, is weaving the story that will haunt my nightmares for years to come. That's because it has the perfect blend of supernatural horror and the horrors that real kids encounter every day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 11, 2019

    Now two issues in, the min-series is shaping up to be wonderful. That said, I fully hope that there is more about the Dollhouse, more about the magic, and just more about Alice in the next issues. With that being said, The Dollhouse Family #2is a solid entry with a great ending moment. It's hard to do, but each issue has so far ended conclusively. The single issues work entirely by themselves as stories, while also leaving enough thread for the next issue to hold onto when it picks back up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Dec 13, 2019

    This series is just getting better and better and in just two brief issues has already hit my top recommendations of 2019! Seriously people, get out there and buy The Dollhouse Family! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 11, 2019

    Time and guilt are the main players in this slow-burn horror that continues to up the stakes in its second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 11, 2019

    This sophomore chapter keeps the audience both emotionally engaged and mildly terrified at the secrets we will likely unearth as the series continue, confirming that the strength of the debut issue was far more than a fluke. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Dec 11, 2019

    I absolutely loved the first issue but I wasn't quite sure what to think about this second one the first few times that I read it, but as I wrote the review I got more into it. We already know that all of the members of the Dollhouse Family had not met each other before they one by one came into the dollhouse, but now we have confirmation that they are all from the same family tree; which starts with Joseph. And then his son Cordwainer, who is now in the dollhouse, and could also be the spawn of the evil beast. So questions are answered and more questions arise, and I'm still looking forward to seeing where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Inknight033 Dec 11, 2019

    Hill House comics have been terrific across the board. I definitely suggest this to any horror/vertigo fan.

  • 7.5
    ohhaimark Dec 14, 2019


    -This was a good issue. This series is getting better.

    -The art's improving. It's still not great, but it was tolerable here.

    -The emotions felt solid here.

    -Joseph's story was much better here. It felt connected to the overall story, and the birth sequence is probably the scariest thing to come out of any Hill House comics yet.

    -The page with the maid was really effective and creepy. Plus, I was actually compelled to see where it went.

    -The last page was solid. I love the imagery and execution.

    THE BAD:

    -God, those bullies are just so poorly written. I groaned as soon as Alice was being introduced to other girls in the orphanage, because I more

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 3, 2020

    Still no spooks to be had, nothing really special or interesting here tbh.

  • 10
    Walt's Comics & Books Jan 17, 2020

    Can’t believe how incredibly good this is.

  • 9.5
    Azrael Dec 13, 2019

    Great artwork and a wonderfully depressing issue. This issue definitely improved on the first issue. The ending was great.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Sep 1, 2020

    I've had the entire Hill House line of comics on my pull list prior to the first issue launching. Due to the random and scattershot nature of my reviews, I haven't got nearly as far into this initial wave of stories as I would like but I will...eventually. Of the three titles, Basketful of Heads seems to be the most mainstream and accessible. The Dollhouse Family is a lot more interesting in scope and scale.

    Dollhouse Family #2 opens in the aftermath of the cliffhanger of the last issue. Alice has brutally killed her father after seeing visions of her mom's death while in the Dollhouse. The Mother decides to take the blame for the death and is incarcerated. Alice is sent to a group home.

    Due to the trauma of the eve more

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Dec 12, 2019

    I think I liked this more than issue one, but it's not without its problems. I cannot stand characters like Jenny. They're just so unrealistic and frankly dumb. And that was a major problem as it sort of tanked Alice's story. Like, with issue one, I couldn't be bothered with Joseph's story, but this time around I was way more interested in that than Alice's story. Unfortunately, that leads to an uneven reading experience. That's a shame because I can see there's greatness here, but I can't see past the shoddy execution.

  • 9.5
    A May Jan 11, 2020

  • 9.0
    BitchWitcher Dec 12, 2019

  • 9.0
    DippingBird Dec 15, 2019

  • 9.0
    Geoff3P Dec 27, 2019

  • 9.0

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Dec 13, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar Dec 16, 2019

  • 8.5
    Briton Jan 4, 2020

  • 6.5
    KnM Jul 30, 2020

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