Devolution #2

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jonathan Wayshak Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The road to salvation is lined with Nazi hillbillies and Neanderthals. Raja finds that trusting people is a bad idea. Check out the thrilling new series that Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) describes as "a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary - as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth."

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Feb 16, 2016

    Devolution #2 strikes at your emotions. It is crude, violent, and exciting. The dialogue crafts unique voices for each of the characters and the artwork brilliantly captures the brutal world in which they find themselves. You need to be reading Devolution! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 18, 2016

    Honestly I love how the art by Jonathan Wayshak manages to capture the determination of Raja and her will to escape. As well simultaneously capturing the violence, action, and flow of the story. Even the realism of the characters, while maintaining the gritty violence of a world where humanity has changed is still impressive to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 24, 2016

    This is a great addition to the series. Unfortunately, Raja hasn’t gotten any closer to the cure. However, she has escaped Gil’s controlling grasp on her. From here, hopefully she can make it through the debris and gunfire long enough to make her way to the cure. This is a really interesting and entertaining series, so I definitely recommend checking it out as soon as you can! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 18, 2016

    'Devolution' #2 sets off a powder keg of action that thrusts the story forward in a big way. Remender, Wayshak, and Boyd have crafted enough twists in this post-apocalyptic tale that makes it fresh, bombastic, and ultra-violent. Everything you could want and a fearless heroine to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Feb 15, 2016

    So far, Devolution is still engaging. The story shows promise and the idea of Science vs. Religion vs. Nature is a great allegory. It just might even stir up some controversy, which would be a good thing. Nothing wrong with getting people to think. Issue #2 may have been a weak entry, but with a great intelligent concept and brutally wicked art, they haven't lost me yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 17, 2016

    Devolution has a solid installment here where it gets things moving in the right direction by putting Gil and his group behind us. Though one can see that there's always a chance for them to resurface at the absolutely wrong time. The focus here is done well with the way we get to see more of what life is like for this particular group of survivors and the question as to whether it's worth saving. Raja doesn't get a huge amount of time here in person but her narration keeps her involved in most things and moving right along. There are no big reveals here but we get a good handle on the cast and how Darren may be a bit more key going forward. Remender's script is solid and Wayshak's artwork once again just delights here with its detail and rawness throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Feb 16, 2016

    Devolution #2 could probably use another pass across the editor's desk to address things like pace, and to make sure certain plot threads don't get neglected, but it might be easy to overlook that when the art team is turning in such stylistically pleasing work. The very last panel promises a different turn from the typical dystopian tale, but the loss of several elements from issue #1 could make the reader nervous that the implied follow-up might not actually come. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 18, 2016

    Remender is playing with some smart ideas here, but he is executing them better in the somewhat ideologically similar Tokyo Ghost. Read Full Review

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