Dejah Thoris #2

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Francesco Manna Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Exiled from the kingdom of Helium and on the run, Dejah Thoris turns to the Army of Barsoom. Will she be able to survive long enough to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance? Plus: John Carter explores the conspiracy at home in Helium! Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna continue an all-new story with Dejah as you've never seen her before!

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Mar 2, 2016

    This story has finally caught up with itself, and laid all the groundwork it needs to really get going. With a lot of the exposition out of the way, and Dejah Thoris finally on the path towards the answers she seeks, the next few issues are sure to be even more exciting than this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 2, 2016

    This is a solid issue for those familiar with this world. For new fans, there is still plenty of story and action to help familiarize yourself with Barsoom. Political intrigue, civil oppression, and a healthy dose of butt kicking make this comic worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 2, 2016

    Dejah Thoris has a solid second outing and doesn't falter in the slightest here. It doesn't rush into a wave of new discoveries but instead nudges us forward in a direction that we can work with and explore. While I've enjoyed Barbiere's stories before, I've been frustrated by the pacing in some of them as it just felt like it skipped too many parts. Here, he's digging into it in a solid way and giving it the room to breathe in the right way. It also lets Manna do some great work in exploring the locations we're in and giving it a solidly lived in feeling. His action sequences in the back half are great as well with some wonderful visual placement and sense of flow about it that keeps it all full of the right kind of energy. Good stuff all around and has me excited to see where they'll actually go with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 2, 2016

    Dejah Thoris #2 is where the story really gets started and from here things can get better or they can get worse for Dejah being so close to the enemy. The focus on substance over style is working for this series and should stay the priority when Dejah is a character with much potential to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 3, 2016

    So far, the Dynamite revamp of their core heroine base is doing well withthis book and Red Sonja,giving the characters a sense ofrespectability whilst also proving that female characters do not need to be “Batgirl'd”to be popular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Mar 7, 2016

    "Dejah Thoris" is building up to something great and I'm fully on board with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Mar 8, 2016

    I like how Barbiere is making sure people know that Dejah Thoris is not just a pretty princess on a throne, but in the blink of an eye she can be thrown in the slums or into the military and handle herself. I did have a few issues with the story and art, but overall I'm enjoying the series and will continue following it. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Mar 2, 2016

    A story with pacing that is too fast and yet at the same time very boring. Dejah spends too much time telling us how amazing she is and not enough actually showing it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 1, 2016

    Dejah Thoris #2 adds on to the struggles of the first issue with continuity problems, dialogue that doesn't match up with art work, and an overall bland art style that has way too many filler panels depicting random people who have no real impact on the story at all. There is even conflicting characterization regarding Dejah from the first issue. It all adds up to a boring and bad second issue that doesn't look to have any hope of improving moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RedDiamondDame Mar 3, 2016

    Pretty solid. Gorgeous art. Action and intriguing mystery.

  • 4.0 Mar 11, 2016

    Yawn. This book didn’t do much this issue, and the idea that the single most recognizable figure on all of Mars goes missing, then changes her name and turns up in some sort of alien militia BUT still isn’t discovered seems a pretty big conceit to get my head around. If Prince William joined the US Navy, does anyone think we wouldn’t notice? or if Vladmir Putin was leading some African militia, would everyone just go with it? I don’t think so. So that already took me out of the book, plus the idea that this is just trying to be Game of Thrones, but it isn’t anywhere CLOSE to game of thrones just keeps taking me further and further away from this book. I was glad to see that Deja doesn’t wear just her golden nipple pasties as a costume in this book, but for being some sort of warrior princess (much like Xena) she seems to rise through the ranks of the military without much fanfare, though she is the only woman, and she looks EXACTLY like the exiled princess wanted for the murder of her father. Also, the old woman who called to Deja on the street, who looked like a young woman with snakes in her hair of something, turns into the old woman who talks to Deja once they are in their little fortune teller parlor, and yet there is nothing anyone can do to obfuscate Deja’s appearance so that she doesn’t just look EXACTLY like a dirtier version of the Queen of Helium?!?! I wish that this was a more effective story, because the character design finally has me interested in this book, because I can read it in public without it looking like some porny Zenescope book, but the actually story just falls apart on contact. This was a bit of a wasted effort for me, and I will most certainly not be reading anymore of this Deja Thoris comic.

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Mar 8, 2016

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