The Movement #2

The Movement #2

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The unrest in Coral City heats up as citizens clash with the police. Which side stands to gain when super powered protestors enter the fray?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jun 7, 2013

    The Movement is one of, if not the best book DC is putting out right now. Don't wait, go out and but it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jun 5, 2013

    The Movement's first issue set the stage, but as we move deeper into the landscape of Coral City, the creative team proves that they're only just getting started. With the last page's introduction of a character who might shake up the already precarious situation our characters find themselves in, it seems like things are about to get interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 6, 2013

    The art style is very simple, not to the point where you feel it can't be taken seriously, but it's styled in a way that makes you feel like they are young heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 8, 2013

    There are a lot of comic concepts that pop up again and again, from the pro-active hero team to the government-sponsored unit to the group of young heroes fighting for a better tomorrow, but it's been a while since we've seen a street-level group like this, and I don't recall reading a book that plays with political realities this effectively since the 80s. All in all, The Movement #2 is a strong issue, building and improving on #1, offering silliness and sentiment, action and deep-thinkin', as well as a cast that is awesomely and unobtrusively diverse, something the New 52 could sorely use. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 7, 2013

    The art from Freddie Williams II is pretty solid, if also a little murky here and there. Strong where it needs to be. It might take some time and some doing, but there's enough to like about The Movement that we can bear with it during its growing pains. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jun 6, 2013

    I'm a huge fan of Simone's DC work, and liked a lot of this issue. I enjoy the general idea of this book, and appreciate the introduction of a certain character at the end. I do wish she has used some more recognizable characters from the pre New52 days because many of the new character I have a hard time relating to and enjoying many of the 'new' characters. I also really not sure how I feel about William's art. It's solid and the inks/colors help underscore the dark nature of the book, but there is something that, I guess, feels too cartoonish for a book like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Eric Thompson Jun 5, 2013

    We're only two issues in, so it will take some time for The Movement to get really good, but the series has a lot of potential. It was a decent enough read if you have a few bucks to blow. For that alone, it deserves 3 stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Chris Kinder Jun 21, 2013

    All and all, this book is definitely forgettable, though I do feel it could be enjoyed. Gail Simone is a very talented writer, and though not her best work it is still an okay read. All around it can be pretty boring and I fear they might stray away from what initially caught me on the book, that being the whole hacktivist revolutionary ideal. The art is becoming too poor to tolerate, which is really the major drawback from this title. If they took Freddie Williams off this book I feel it could still be saved. If not, I'll bet here and now it doesn't make it half a year without the news of future cancellation. I'm personally debating whether to go past issue three myself. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 8, 2013

    For all its pretense at commentary, The Movement is at its core a superhero series, and sadly, that defeats much of the novelty and significance it might otherwise have. Williams' weak art practically finishes the job of establishing this series as a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 9, 2013

    The Movement is yet to earn this cache, as the characters are simply not likeable enough yet. Ranging from the militant to the just plain gross (the guy who controls and eats rats is either genius or a massive misfire, we haven't decided yet), it's a textbook example of how difficult it is to politicise a mainstream comic to the left, especially when the company selling it to you has a vested interest in corporatisation. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 6, 2013

    Even though this comic has been marketed to target the Occupy crowd, it reads as though Simone and company have never actually read anything about the Occupy movement. Not a fun book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    blkson Jun 14, 2013

    You either like this book or you don't. There is no in between. You either like the WRITING or you don't--you like the ART or you don't. I personally, like it.

    The Good: the reason I like this book is because, it features young heroes with an edge. SIMONE isn't giving use the extremely jaded rehashing of the teenager filled with hormones. NO teenage love drama. It's completely different than Teen Titans & Young Avengers.

    The Bad: This book seems to not have a clear direction. These are all new characters so it's not like we can deduce what type of purpose that they have for doing the things they're doing. Their purpose is really misty.

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Jun 15, 2013

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