Wild Storm: Michael Cray #2

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: N. Steven Harris, Dexter Vines Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Michael Cray hunts Oliver Queen...by making himself the prey. Stripped of his weapons and his newly formed team, Cray becomes the most dangerous game in Queen's manufactured island, where the only law is survival. Queen has mastered his domain and the art of hunting men-Michael hasn't mastered the tumor in his brain, and neither man is prepared for the extremity of the other...but only one will survive. The first spinoff series of Warren Ellis' hit reimagining of THE WILD STORM continues in MICHAEL CRAY #2.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 13, 2017

    While disconnected somewhat from the main title, Bryan Edward Hill, Dexter Vines, N. Steven Harris, and Dearbhla Kelly take a simple pitch, "WildStorm hitman takes out contracts on DCU heavyweights," and turn it into a diverse, clever, and thrilling side story that keeps injecting genuine character and pathos into the coldness of The Wild Storm. And if this issue's cliffhanger is any indication, Michael Cray has a lot more crazy in store for us before its 12-issue run is concluded. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Nov 8, 2017

    Michael Cray knows what type of book it is and doesn't lose focus along the way: all killer, no filler. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Nov 9, 2017

    A fairly fantastic issue that shows promise for the series. Bryan Hill delivers the action readers expect. The artwork can be a little hit or miss depending on the reader, but overall the story of Michael Cray hunting down evil versions of the DC heroes that readers love more than entertains, while also offering a fitting metaphor for the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Joshua Evans Nov 8, 2017

    This was a really curiously engaging read, and Im eagerly awaiting how they plan to deliver on the ever-raising stakes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 4, 2018

    There is a bit of a Guy Davis quality to N. Steven Harriss work where his line is not as steady. This could be the lack of inks playing tricks. One thing is that colourist Dearbhla Kelly is the wrong pick for such a style. When art is this loose, the colours must pick up the slack and reinforce the looseness to give the comic coherence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Nov 9, 2017

    Definitely worth keeping up with, if only to see which side it ultimately leans toward. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Nov 8, 2017

    Despite some moments of intrigue and some generally engaging characterization, this issue doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the first. The development of Cray's character continues apace and the expansion of the title's supporting cast is welcome, but the feeling that it has crowded out what should have been a much more satisfying conclusion to the story of the Wild Storm universe's Oliver Queen is, unfortunately, hard to shake. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Nov 9, 2017

    Overall this is a good second chapter that ramps up the kill count and the intrigue and I can only imagine who's next on Michael's list if what we see at the end is any indication. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Nov 14, 2017

    I like the concept of Deathblow taking out evil versions of famous heroes, but there are a lot of flaws in the execution. I'm still charmed enough to enjoy the book, but I think the story could use some room to breath, and Hill needs to learn how to develop his visual storytelling. Read Full Review

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