Alex + Ada #2

Writer: Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna Artist: Jonathan Luna Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Alex struggles with figuring out what to do with Ada, his new android, before anyone finds out about her. She is not what he expected.

  • 9.6
    GoCollect - @Jeff Dec 12, 2013

    I wish I didn't have to wait another month to know what's coming next. As a software engineer that works with fresh, web-based technologies on a daily basis I have no choice but to enjoy the hell out of the potential reality Luna puts out there. The story is great and the thoughts that go into making it feel like everyday life are fun and engaging. The only reason I'm not giving this a full 5 stars is because I struggle to see how the series will keep engaging me in a year out. But for now - I'm in! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 11, 2013

    So far this is an incredibly strong series that's well thought out and interesting. If you love characters, particularly stories that get inside their heads, this comic book is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Dec 12, 2013

    Alex + Ada promises to be a cult favorite among fans that can be patient as Luna and Vaughn explore the interesting concept of purchasing companionship. Mix this into a pull list with some quick cheap thrills and balance out your comic book diet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Dec 13, 2013

    A great comic should be the marriage of writing and art in service of the story, and Alex + Ada is a book that is burrowing its way into our hearts thanks to two creators working in lockstep. Try this book out for size. You might just find your new favorite book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 13, 2013

    Alex's life and the space in which he works and lives feels clean and uncluttered, but also lonely, and much of this is due to Luna's spare style. Thus, Ada's presence in "Alex + Ada" feels like a flower blooming, or a blush of heat in a cool room. Luna's interiors have an Edward Hopper-esque feeling of depth. His color palette of pastels and neutrals is pleasantly subdued and balanced, calming to behold like an Agnes Martin painting. One of the great things about "Alex + Ada" is how quiet it feels in the spaces between Luna's shapes, and how the storytelling is within the movements and feelings as well as words. Vaughn and Luna have followed up on a promising debut with an even better second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Fisher Dec 11, 2013

    OVERALL: This is definitely a book Id recommend. The characters and dialog exist in a distant and slightly familiar future but remain extremely relateable, and somehow do so without being boring. Hell, just the fact that Im an unrepentant Big Two, big explosions, big muscles comic guy who absolutely loves this book so far should be enough to convince you to grab it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 16, 2013

    A very solid second issue. This is a series to keep an eye on if you like comics that make you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Nando Acosta Dec 14, 2013

    Alex + Ada #2 continues to be a pleasant comic to read. The relationship of a man and his android for somehow is amusing to me but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. And is all to a great job to Jonathan and Sarah, I look forward in seeing what's next for Alex and his new android with hopefully his grandmother because she is just hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 11, 2013

    I'll admit, I was a little unsure about this comic when I first heard the premise. Having read the first two issues, I fully appreciate the layers to the story. We may have a man and an android here but you can feel the beginning of something happening. What exactly is what we'll have to wait and see. Vaughn and Luna make this far more than it seems and you can see the inner struggle Alex is going through with life and the fact that he now has a lifelike female android, without that message being pounded over your head. This is definitely an intriguing story that we'll be keeping our eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 10, 2013

    Alex + Adais a pretty basic concept pulled off really well so far. Even if there isn't a solid plot it has well rounded characters in a distant but familiar world, with an interesting but basic concept that makes this an engaging series. It's hard to judge a series so early on but Alex + Ada has set things up while still leaving plenty of room for the story to go anywhere it pleases from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Dec 11, 2013

    Visually, Alex + Ada verges a touch too simplistic. Luna's repertoire of expressions isn't vast, and many of his characters appear to be cut from the same cloth. However, there are moments when the bare bones approach pays off. When Ada informs Alex that she's been programmed to cuddle, making her an adequate bedmate should he so desire one, his deadpan awkward silence, captured by Luna's unadorned aesthetic, speaks volumes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Dec 11, 2013

    I really enjoy the simplistic nature of this comic. It plays on human emotions and forces you to put yourself in the situation that Alex is in. The art reflects that as well as the futuristic setting. The art is very clean and isn't trying to be overly flashy or detailed. It serves its purpose and does it very well. I'm interested as to where this one goes, obviously I didn't give the whole story but they leave it off at a pretty big cliffhanger. There are a lot of different possibilities, but I trust that they'll make it memorable. I think many people can empathize with the main character Alex on one level or another, which for me is a big factor in enjoying this series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 16, 2013

    It's a slow but enjoyable introduction to this world and it's characters so far. I really have no idea which direction this series will go next and that's exciting, I'm hoping they continue to take their time with this series, making us feel for these two characters that much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 11, 2013

    Alex + Ada is simply a great read that you have to dig a little deeper into to see past the obvious and when you do the story becomes much richer and dynamic. By the end Alex makes the decision I think most would or at least are lead to believe you would and that's the strength of Luna and Vaughn's storytelling. Alex + Ada is a great read that creates a world we feel we live in without minimizing the exceptional technology or the threat it may hold at the sacrifice of convenience. This is a story more about emotional struggle than sci-fi fantasy but are blended in a well balanced, well rounded, imaginative story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Dec 17, 2013

    It's in the form and not the function where this story about a reluctant protagonist and his female android fails as serialized fiction. It would be like if Tim and Dawn or Mulder and Scully's romance played out once-a-month instead of once a week. Alex + Ada is as soapy as a Jane Austen drawing room dramedy. Either allow it its soapiness or get out of the Scandinavian-designed kitchen. Read Full Review

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