Thumbprint #2

Thumbprint #2

Writer: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella Artist: Vic Malhotra Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
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"The first thumbprint arrived in the mail." As Mal struggles to find out who's threatening her, the list of suspects continues to grow. Have the demons from her past really traveled all the way from Iraq to get their revenge, or is it someone much closer to home?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 29, 2013

    "Thumbprint" #2 builds on the foundation of "Thumbprint" #1 instead of adding much action or characterization. It focuses almost exclusively on maintaining atmosphere and suspense. This serves the intended length of a short-story miniseries and it succeeds in producing a closed-world, claustrophobic feeling. It will leave readers impatient for the next and last issue, when Mallory will probably uncover the identity of her tormentor and give readers the conclusion to her confession. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jul 31, 2013

    It took me until this second issue to realize that I really don't have anything wrong with Vic Malhotra's art style. It's not my favorite, but it certainly isn't terrible. I think the issue is the coloring. Everything has this very washed out, pastel look to it. Still, there are some interesting pages. And one transition that was quite good between a truck in the present, and an army Humvee in the past. 8.0 Great character study.See first hand the grotesque nature of the conflict in the Middle East.Kind of washed out coloring. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Jul 24, 2013

    What really makes this issue shine is the characterization. With the exception of Glen, who is presumably Mallory's boss, every character is believable and fantastic. John is still a delightfully sad and pathetic perverted human being, and Mallory really comes into her own as a character who has seen too many things and struggles constantly with the aftereffects. She recalls one of her squadmates snapping from PTSD and being discharged, and even toys with the notion of taking her own life. What we see is a character haunted by her past, and unable to confront it long enough to peer through the ghastly haze and into what could be a promising future. She opts instead to wallow in despair and take her anger and frustration out on her coworker, much to the comedic enjoyment of any readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jul 29, 2013

    With a series this short, a great deal of its success will be determined by the conclusion. If it really brings together the threads and makes a powerful dramatic impact, then the slow pace of the first two issues may be forgiven. So far, however, I feel likeThumbprint has tried to focus too much on the backstory to totally make all of its elements work. Read Full Review

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