Canto: The Hollow Men #1

Writer: David M. Booher Artist: Drew Zucker Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Book 2 of all-ages fan favorite Canto begins! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, he was given a name, and he escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his love's heart. He met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn't turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

That freedom is in jeopardy when Canto discovers his people's clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse bef more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 31, 2020

    Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 is a lovely fantasy comic that takes inspiration from the Wizard of Ozs heartless Tin-Man and creates its own world filled with unique characters. The art is so amazing to look at, with designs that look new and original. The story has a powerful identity and depth. The cuteness of the design can easily lead to misconceptions about the emotional power the story has. But there are themes starting to emerge that really resonated with me as I read. Cantos anxiety makes him a really effective main character and his tale should really be one of legend. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Aug 25, 2020

    Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 is a fairy tale for an era of rebellion. It is a story I needed and one we all need right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 28, 2020

    Canto's people start a new, free life only to find that their days are numbered. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 25, 2020

    It continues to be the best all-ages comic out there. Scratch that"just one of the best comic books out there, period, that just happens to be all-ages. The series continues to stay true to its original tagline "Part Fantasy. Part Adventure. All Heart." Don't miss out! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jodi Odgers Aug 31, 2020

    Canto returns with friends and a new, grander adventure in an issue filled with introductions and re-introductions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Aug 27, 2020

    If you enjoyed the first Canto series, you will appreciate The Hollow Men without a doubt. It's a fantasy comic book filled with so much heart. Anyone of any age can (and should) pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 19, 2020

    Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 has all the bones of a soon-to-be classic fantasy tale built on an already established and interesting world. It's likely to be a treat for young ones, but adults like me can see the joy in its adventure as well. Not unlike The Fellowship of the Ring, bonds are shown here that'll matter largely going forward and a journey is in the works that'll likely ring very true. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Liem Duong Aug 27, 2020

    Wow, what a extraordinary first issue to the sequel of this amazing series. Canto has been one of thee best fantasy comics of the present, and this issue displays why. If you loved the first arc. than you will become with this one. First off, the art by Zucker and colors by Astone is eloquent, magical, and sensational all at the same time. Fantasy demands unique and imaginative art, and Canto pass the test with flying colors. I have said this in past reviews, but how use of light vs. pastel colors and design by Astone and Zucker is the highlight of their artistry and style. Its what makes Canto such an immersive experience to read and look at.

    But great art can only be matched by the great story we have from Booher. Canto at f more

  • 7.0
    JHugh Feb 12, 2021

    I tried to like it, but I'm just not a fan of the story. Maybe someone younger would like it more, not sure. The backstory didn't really do it for me, it left me saying "Oh how convenient" rather than, "That makes sense." The artwork is extremely well done. In summary, It doesn't leave me wanting more, I won't be following the series.

  • 10
    Fmernamz0 Sep 1, 2021

  • 10
    AndyReadsComics Sep 5, 2020

  • 9.0
    ed1138 Feb 6, 2022

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