A.D.: After Death #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

What if we found a cure for death? The second chapter of  the haunting sci-fi epic by SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth). Jonah Cooke is haunted by his long, long past, but will it be enough to push him to turn his back on eternal life? And who or what may be calling to him from the old world below the clouds?  

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - nylahtb Dec 29, 2016

    You need to read this book, I cannot put into words how great this book really is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 28, 2016

    Snyder and Lemire take a bit of a risk with this project, and it pays off. Lemire's art and colors are fantastic to see, but having Snyder's prose allows the story to go much deeper. It's a great mix, and the story fully grabs your attention. This isn't a book you just read, you experience it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Dec 29, 2016

    Is A.D.: After Death groundbreaking? No, not quite. It plays with structure, form, and themes in ways that have been seen before, to be sure. However, it is certainly a rare gem of a comic that tickles the imagination in ways that so few comics ever do. A compelling plot thats parts horror and science-fiction and mystery is thoroughly buoyed by the largest questions there are to ask, A.D. After Death #2 offers further proof that the dream pairing of Snyder and Lemire has indeed delivered on its high expectations. Graceful and deceptively contemplative, this is a book that makes plenty of demands from its readers, but offers a plethora of meditative rewards in return. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Dec 28, 2016

    I hope we get all or most of the answers that we have not received in the final book, as that is the last one in the series. This series is something special, and the second book continues that trend. I am very confident that the third book will give us a great payoff, and I am curious to see what kind of ending we get. Will it be happy? Will it be sad? I suppose it could be both, depending on perspective. The story so far has us seeing this world through the eyes of one man, Jonah, but there is a much bigger picture here. This is humanity as we know it, but what is humanity now? As one character says in the book, there is no more children, and while people live forever, they can only hold so many memories. It seems to be a constant rebirth for everyone, and while that may sound tempting, it obviously can hold consequences. What will Jonah do? Is it the right thing? I do not know that answer, but I know I cannot wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Jan 12, 2017

    Seriously consider picking up this book; my anticipation for issue 3 now just as high as my anticipation of issue 2 was (see my previous review of A.D. After Death: Book One). Previously, I knocked off half a point for the oversized comic book format, but I don't care anymore " it truly deserves the max score that it can get. Comic books often get criticized for the lack of original content; when it finally comes, and it's done this well, it deserves to be read by everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 26, 2016

    A. D.: After Death #2 continues to be a rewarding experience as you attempt to find meaning in Jonah's prose. There's no doubt this is a work of art on many levels, though it does force the reader to do a bit of work in order to understand it. Whether or not you find this comic entertaining resides entirely on how much work you want to put in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Spfcderon Dec 28, 2016

    A.D After Death #2continues to be engaging, but is hampered by inconsistent transitions in the narrative. The visuals are very well done and the water color like color tones are refreshing. I just wish there were more of them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Haand Jan 2, 2017

    This is a big read. If you haven't heard, there are long stretches of prose in this book. It's far from traditional, both in structure and ideas. But, I couldn't set it down. I enjoyed the first book, but was enthralled by book two. There is a lot of jumping between past/present(/future?) in this book and slow reveals, but it all feels perfectly done.

  • 9.5
    Tree Fingers Jan 7, 2017

    Super cool. Cant imagine how they will wrap it up in one more issue.

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Jan 11, 2017

    This has been a fascinating story so far, raising a lot of questions in the first two issues. There seems to be a lurking menace underneath everything. I questioned how effective this would be with its combination of prose and comics, but I think it totally works. Snyder's words and Lemire's images are evocative in equal measure. I'm excited to see how this all comes together, if all my questions will be answered, in the conclusion.

  • 9.0
    Holyjiebus Jan 9, 2017

    Spotlight Comic Book Review (9/10) "Amazing"
    A.D. After Death Book Two
    Writer: Scott Snyder
    Illustrator: Jeff Lemire
    Plot: Jonah Cooke has lived multiple life times now that disease, sickness, and death have been cured. However, he cannot remember the previous life times and only remembers his most current life. Here we learn that Jonah used to be a skilled thief who was instrumental in finding the cure for death...
    Snyder and Lemire still manage to keep things intriguing for me in the second issue of this three issue mini-series. Alot is revealed about Jonah's past life and some things are revealed about how the world came upon the cure for disease. His relationship with Errant is also a very intriguing relationshi more

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Feb 5, 2017

    This issue fills in the gaps that left in the first part, so now everything makes a lot more sense and the steaks have been raised (if you read this, you will understand the pun). This takes far longer to read through than a typical comic, so it is a good deal.

  • 9.0
    Triseult Jun 10, 2017

    Continues the excellence of the first issue. The world gets fleshed out a little bit more, but it's the details in the prose sections that really hook me in, including all the stuff about thieves operating out of the dark web. Can't wait to see where this is all headed in the final issue.

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Jan 1, 2017

    While I enjoyed the concept of rotating between prose and comic-book pages in the first issue, it didn't work that well for me here. Indeed, most of the reading time is spent in the prose pages and I felt like the story being told is not "What if we found a cure for death?" but "Memories from an old man". What is more, there wasn't always a correlation between the length of the texts and the size of the illustrations. There are some few pages where the words overlapped the artwork. It doesn't cause much harm but it's a bit disappointing. I believe that the concept is not to blame but the execution and I'd love more comic-book creators to experiment with this idea.

    Even if the plot doesn't move forward a lot, the story is more

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    KnM Jan 26, 2018

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    mrDovydas Jun 2, 2017

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Aug 14, 2017

  • 8.5
    Red Hood Dec 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 1, 2017

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