Victorie City #2

Writer: Keith Carmack Artist: Vincent Nappi Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Detective Ness has caught the killer responsible for the supernatural murders that have been plaguing Victorie City. But even behind bars, the killer might be more dangerous than anyone expects... Keith Carmack and artist Vincent Nappi continue their harrowing tale!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Feb 1, 2016

    Bold, solid writing and strong, atmospheric artwork from a writer and an artist who are both highly innovative and willing to take thematic and stylistic risks - this is why people love independent comics.  It is good to see IDW taking a risk with a title like this.  This could be the SIN CITY of the new millennium. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Feb 2, 2016

    I absolutely love the artwork in this comic. These days it is often difficult to see that artists hand in the panels. Sure the figures and colours may be great, may tell the story satisfactorily but a little of the raw passion, the movement, the artists actual creation gets lost in translation. Not so here. Markers, pen and ink; white, blue, yellow show every movement of the artists hand. You can see where the marker leaves the page. You can see where the pen has travelled which translates directly to the characters: the faces are visceral, pained and stoic. The result is a furious story furiously told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Feb 4, 2016

    Every book has their strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. This issue may have had some moments where the art was a little murky, and the writing was drawn-out, but overall it was a solid story. The art was fresh and visually stunning, the narrative was spooky and mysterious, and the dialogue was engaging and to the point, with evident help from the letterer. I highly recommend this book. I, myself, am going out to buy the first issue to catch up. Victorie City gets 4 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 2, 2016

    Though this story is taking forever to get going, the cliffhanger will have you talking and thinking about what a justice system would do in the event of the big twist. This series is heating up and if it doesn't make you want to read the next issue I don't know what will! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Feb 5, 2016

    Though the writing is good, the art is what will really draw the reader's eye to this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Feb 4, 2016

    Courtroom stereotypes, an unlikable protagonist and art issues mar a comic that still shows potential, but keeps falling short of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Feb 5, 2016

    I think it will read better in a single chunk, at least for me. Given that it's a weekly series, it would be relatively easy to collect up the issues and read them in a single sitting, or just wait for the collected edition which should be along in a few months. While it's on the racks it's worth flip[ping through if your shop has any copies if only to see how the art and design elements strike you. I think this is a series that people will either take to immediately from a visual standpoint, or else be put off by it. That's not good or bad, it's just the subjective nature of art appreciation. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Feb 2, 2016

    Victorie City #2 for the most part is a pretty run-of-the-mill police procedural with a noir tone. However, it does finally throw a turn at the end of the issue that can possibly take the story in a vastly different direction. The characterization was solid. The dialogue was pretty good, although there were some minor slip ups. The artwork for the most part was very good in setting the tone and depicting emotions, although the action scenes make it difficult to figure out the details. Read Full Review

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