Gutter Magic #2

Gutter Magic #2

Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brett Barkley Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A showdown at the Goblin Market puts Cinder and Blacktooth on the path to tracking down their quarry - but the necromantic sorceress known as the Morgue wants Cinder's head, even if she has to threaten his family to get it. Fans of Harry Potter and Sin City will love this genre-bending caper that brings magic down to the gritty streets of New York!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 9, 2016

    You'll read this and think, "why isn't this a movie yet?" Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Morag Lee Feb 10, 2016

    The story - while not the most original concept in the comic world - is well-told and structured. The artwork also matches the tone and mood of the story. While I would like to see a bit more on-the-edge-of-your-seat action later there is nothing to complain about so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Feb 9, 2016

    If I could get Rich Douek to make this an ongoing series, then I most definitely would. Even though its only a four part series, Douek paced it very well. Nothing is rushed, which makes me feel as if it could go on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Feb 10, 2016

    The second issue of Gutter Magic brings new characters, and some new light onto the quest that Cinder and Blacktooth are desperately trying to complete. A little less magic, and a lack of backstory for the war still leaves many questions, that will hopefully be resolved in full by the end of the mini-series Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 10, 2016

    Gutter Magic #2 grabs you with just how wrong things can go for Cinder when the things he does affect more than just him. He may be able to get out of most situations he gets himself into, though the same can't be said for those who end up getting caught in his mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Feb 10, 2016

    Gutter Magic is doing a spectacular job of pushing the walls of the world back and giving the folks in it more space, more room to breathe and grow and show how much is written into them. Everything feels real, yet that everything is imbued withmonsters and witches and sassy gargoyles and I don't even know what. It is all coming together, the real and the fantasy, with Cinder at its center. The many untied ends in his wake are still drawn to him. Perhaps they'll come together toform a noose. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Feb 15, 2016

    A trip to Cinder's cousin, in the middle of a get-together, presents Cinder with the opportunity to help someone beyond himself " though whether he decides to out of the kindness of his heart or for the right price will have to be answered in the next issue. The world of Gutter Magic continues to expand this issue, while readers get a more narrow scope of what drives Cinder in his selfish quest for magic and how it affects those around him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Feb 9, 2016

    Gutter Magic #2 struggled with the dialogue and artwork, but it did expand the world and keep your interest piqued with the overall story. It had plenty of action, good drama, dark magic, and some fun humor. It's not the most well-polished story, but it is a fun and intriguing story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Feb 10, 2016

    With this issue, I'm on board with whatever Douek and company have planned. I'm concerned about whether or not the plot can delve deeper into its lore without stumbling over its own feet or ignoring character growth. However, I'm all-in-all optimistic for Gutter Magic's future issues. Read Full Review

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