The Hunger and the Dusk #2

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Christian Wildgoose Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 30, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 10
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Delicate alliances between humankind and orckind have been forged in a desperate effort to save both civilizations... but can they last? Reluctant orc ambassador Tara Icemane struggles with culture shock as she learns the ropes from her rugged human hosts, a company of fighters known as the Last Men Standing. But she'll have to set heartbreak aside and find common ground with Commander Callum Battlechild when the troop faces its first major battle against the invading Vangol. Meanwhile, the carefully arranged engagement between Troth Icemane and Faran Stoneback-the cornerstone of a plan to unite the two most powerful orc dynasties-will crumbl more

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Aug 30, 2023

    This book is a D&D player's dream. You definitely don't have to be into Dungeons & Dragons to enjoy it (these characters can connect with anybody) but those who do love to sit down with a role-playing adventure will find all sorts of ways to fall for The Hunger and The Dusk. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Aug 31, 2023

    The Hunger and the Dusk #2 works as a paradigm of the alchemy that is comics, fusing text and image to create a compelling narrative. Wilsons script is bustling with the energy generated by the elevation of emotion into action, playing up the romance and lingering tensions. When paired with Wildgooses cinematic layouts and expressive linework, that progression is propelled into spellbinding territory. Adding Msassyks palettes on top works to reinforce the core themes of the work, and create distinct visual flavors for the two central plotlines. The Hunger and the Dusk does everything right, and with only two issues under its belts, has proven to be an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Sep 7, 2023

    ‘The Hunger And The Dusk' gains even more depth as the second issue throws the characters and the readers into the fire once more, continuing what surely will be a fantasy epic for the ages. Bold dynamic art full of vivid colors brings life to everything on the page creating a world one surely wants to visit. If you haven't picked this book up yet, nows the time to get on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 30, 2023

    Wildgoose delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I love the visual style and how the art brilliantly channels and expands the world of these characters. Every page has something visually stunning to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 29, 2023

    The Hunger and the Dusk #2 continues to flesh out its characters in a fantasy world well worth exploring. Fans of fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons will love this series as it leans into fantasy tropes while fleshing out meaningful and complex characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony Sep 13, 2023

    Hunger and the Dusk continues to be a standout high fantasy epic that commands your attention on all fronts: top-level story development, characterisation, and jaw-dropping artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kerberos Sep 4, 2023

    Issue packed like an episode of your favorite fantasy series! Its got everything you would want, romance, drama, action, and more! Fun amd beautifully drawn!

  • 10
    derbycomics Sep 1, 2023

    Back in July I gave the debut issue of G. Willow Wilson’s new series a perfect rating and THE HUNGER AND THE DUSK #2 shows no signs of slowing down. Wilson is flexing her ability to build a new world rich in lore that would make any fan of Dungeons and Dragons squeal with glee. Paired with Chris Wildgoose’s art and Msassyk’s colors, this series is offering a delightful and easily accessible entry into the high-fantasy genre.

    Where the first issue established the current state of affairs in the series’ world, this issue starts to focus on building up characters and introducing more interpersonal dynamics between our two main couples — Tara Icemaen & Callum Battlechild and Troth Icemane & Faran Stoneback. The issue is sp more

  • 9.0
    Screaming Enigma Sep 3, 2023

    Glad to say that I liked this even more than the first issue. Wildgoose's art continues to be great here and I think he only adds to this already immersive world. As for Wilson's story, I enjoyed this a lot. She was able to expand upon the characters introduced in previously and make the reader more invested in them. This is most clearly seen with Callum, as we learn more about his backstory and upbringing. Plus, I also thought the wolf hunt with Troth and Faran was nicely-written and very intriguing. While the ending didn't connect with me emotionally, I thought it was an unexpected way to close out the issue and I think it will give way to more great content in Issue 3 and beyond.

  • 8.0
    2birdsstoned815 Aug 30, 2023

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