Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #2

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Wesley's journal of deadly gases is out there in the city, in the hands of a villain who knows he's the Sandman! Can Wesley solve the mystery of who broke into his home before these noxious weapons are unleashed on the world, or is Sandman fated to fade away into the mists?

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2023

    While he doesn't discover anything shocking this issue, we do get our first glimpse of the main villain at the endand that is a good enough hook to keep this entertaining old-school book high in my regards until next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 14, 2023

    Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #2 is even better than the premier issue. The plot moves forward, the mystery deepens and the characterization is effective as Venditti and Rossmo recapitulate the world of the early days of the Sandman. There's nothing Earth shattering about this series, it's just THIS type of story done really, really well. It should come as no surprise with Venditti's track record on Hawkman. It's a classic noir detective story in the 1940's at the birth of the mystery men of the DC Universe. Plus, it seamlessly incorporates a consistent characterization and tone. Damn near perfect! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Carlos Morales Nov 20, 2023

    Issue two has almost as much bite as the first while further setting up a larger story. A fantastic read with sumptuous pencils that are plated perfectly by the colors and lettering, serving readers a satisfying feast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Nov 14, 2023

    Without expressly spoon-feeding the reader the cultural context, Wesley Dodds: The Sandman still implies the gravity of weaponized gas -- and of Wesley's culpability in using them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 15, 2023

    Wesley Dodds: The Sandman offers itself as an excellent pulp detective fiction with an irresistibly modern style in what threatens to be a spiritual successor for one of Vertigo's best overlooked series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 16, 2023

    Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #2 leans heavily into the detective noir genre when Dodds tracks down a villain who stole lethally dangerous information. Venditti's writing is a love letter to the Golden Age of detective comics, and Rossmo's art is much improved. Read Full Review

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