The Silencer #2

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: John Romita, Sandra Hope Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 17
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The world's deadliest assassin thought she was out...but the past won't let her leave! Talia al Ghul's violent disappearance has led to a mystery that could cost Honor Guest the lives of her family, and to defend those she loves, Honor must once again don the mantle of the Silencer! Seeking information from the neutral ground of the assassin's armory, Silencer gets more than she bargained for as the most monstrous forces of the underworld descend for the kill!  

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 1, 2018

    Though this issue is light on action following the tense opening fight scene, Dan Abnett does a fantastic job of keeping things moving as we see The Silencer head back into her old world. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Feb 28, 2018

    By the time the story is over it feels like a comic book equivalent of John Wick, featuring a badass woman of color with a kid in place of Keanu Reeves. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2018

    This book is quickly earning a spot on my most anticipated list. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Feb 28, 2018

    THE SILENCER #2 is a gorgeous and fun book. The action keeps the pace going nicely and the story continues to build on Honor Guest's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2018

    A fun story that is engaging with a taut mystery and great characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 28, 2018

    This second issue is tops due to the cool gadgets that are revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 28, 2018

    The Silencer is a winner blending action and humor in a familiar package that still feels fresh. While it doesn't feel very “DC” it is entertaining and part of the “New Age of Heroes” that I'm coming back to check out and see where it takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 1, 2018

    The Silencer is a fun, violent read with emotional stakes and character relatability that deserves your time and attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Apr 1, 2018

    So far, from the DC Universe, The Silencer is starting to become one of my favorite comic books. I'm a sucker for ordinary things we take for granted to be something completely different. One never knows about anyone living next to you. They could be someone like a typical wife and mother of two children or someone who knows 1001 ways to kill you in your sleep. In any event, The Silencer is expected to have more surprises in store in coming issues and look forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams Feb 28, 2018

    This is a fast paced issue that keeps your heart pumping. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2018

    Silencer #2, Dan Abnett's assassin comic, falls into a consistent groove that keeps me interested, but never overly thrilled. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 3, 2018

    The Silencer continues to be a solid comic built around a solid character, but you're going to have John Wick flashbacks in this second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 4, 2018

    There's a lot to love here, and the dramatic punch of the art is impressive, with only a few flaws in the details. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Mar 2, 2018

    And ultimately the images and the imagery are what make this book "pullable" from month to month. John Romita Jr's pencils are brilliant. It is nearly impossible to view his artwork without seeing the rich history of classic comics that he has worked on over the years. Romita Jr.'s work carries with it the visual gravitas of a stellar career drawn across platforms, in and around the worlds of your favorite superheroes. The Silencer inherits some of this magic and puts it to good use in this compelling issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 2, 2018

    Granted, there's still bits in this series that don't quite add up " in particular, why Honor or the reader should care about her lame, boring husband " this series is really starting to grow on me. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 28, 2018

    I expected more from a writer and an artist who I know can do much, much better. I had high expectations. Instead, I am greatly disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Feb 28, 2018

    The art mostly works too. The action scenes in particular are tight and well executed. The colors really help to make them pop. While the action might be nice to look at Romita Jr produces some awkward faces for the slower scenes. While this book is fun, it has potential to be much more. Hopefully the creative is able to find a better footing with this new character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 28, 2018

    I still can't stand the look of her high tech suit. It honestly looks like a full body puffy jacket. Once I realized that I couldn't NOT see a poofy marshmallow-like jacket every time I saw it. Though I like the rough style for everything else, and Honor's new hair cut is actually pretty cute. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 28, 2018

    Silencer #2 isnt a perfect book by any means, but its fun and keeps things moving. The art is its biggest strength, but the plot has potential and Silencer is an intriguing character. Its not the best ride at the theme park, but its still worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Feb 28, 2018

    I liked this issue a lot less than the previous one. The story feels less dynamic and real than it did in the last issue, and some of the storytelling choices didn't do it any favours. The book is too overwritten and the art is a bit sloppier due to it looking rushed and less whole because of the two colourists. I still think this series has legs, and I think Viktor Bogdanovic will be the one to jumpstart it. Romita is leaving the book after the next issue, you see. Read Full Review

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