Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Humanity is at a crossroads, between life and annihilation. The threat comes not from space, but from a place absolutely inconceivable to anyone other than Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. Only he can take Earth's remaining heroes to confront that which threatens us all...but when he knows so much more than they do, should he? Also: strike a light, how hot is Tabu now? This is what happens when you give "DREAM DADDY" as the main artistic direction.

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Feb 27, 2019

    So far, this is a more worthy successor to Watchmen than anything Watchmen's publisher has attempted. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Feb 27, 2019

    Peter Cannon is not only formally daring and interesting but ridiculously fun. This is the book everyone should be reading this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 28, 2019

    "I...created a dragon once. An experiment. I didn't pursue it." It is dialogue like this which cements Peter Cannon to be the latest, great main character from Kieron Gillen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 26, 2019

    This is a most unusual take and the typical save the word scenario. It is hard to tell where this is going or even who the good guys really are, but that makes for a fascinating story. The answer to the question of whether or not humanity deserves a hero is equally ambivalent. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 28, 2019

    "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt" #2 is a wildly creative and beautifully rendered sci-fi superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 26, 2019

    Kieron Gillen's story continues to spin its wheels with a lot of technobabble based in physics and some philosophical questions to ponder, but unfortunately, the overload of dialogue is slowing down pacing to a point where the book is more of a chore to read than it is fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 14, 2019

    A sorrowful, yet truly flavourful superhero tale calling to mind some of the big event stories seen throughout the 1980's.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Feb 26, 2019

    I'm not sure how much longer Gillen can pull off the persistent "This is the next level of Watchmen" schtick before it gets tiresome, but I'm willing to give this one another issue just to find out. You should too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Mar 2, 2019


    -This storyline is great.

    -I love Kieron's writing a lot. He's one of the most talented writers currently working, in my humble opinion.

    -These characters are so wacky and weird and goofy, but I love them. Kinda like WicDiv.

    -The raspberries scene was pretty funny.

    -Hahaha! "Next: the Crossover!" I genuinely didn't expect that! What a funny, creative fourth wall breaking moment.

    -I especially like the Tabu character.

    -This comic has some really great commentaries about comic book alternate universes.

    -I just love the quirky, offbeat humor of this series.

    -Finally a series that feels naturally weird, not artificial. Not weird, more

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Mar 28, 2019

    Weird and self-aware. I may have to reread this series when it is over.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Feb 20, 2019

  • 10
    axdn Apr 1, 2019

  • 10
    Korma Bones Apr 17, 2019

  • 7.5
    Veido Mar 30, 2019

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