Assassin Nation #2

Writer: Kyle Starks Artist: Erica Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Someone's trying to kill Boss Rankin! After the shoot-out in his loft, the remaining assassins have accepted his offer to be his private security force. There's no way anyone tries to knock him off now, is there? There is?! Are more people going to die? Probably!

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Blake Gutierrez Apr 17, 2019

    The latest installment of Assassin Nation continues to bring the pain while developing the characters. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Rollin Bishop Apr 17, 2019

    While the debut issue of Assassin Nation had significantly more blood and guts, the smaller core cast of Assassin Nation #2 makes for a better-rounded introduction to the series while still allowing Starks and Henderson the room to be a little gritty here and there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Apr 18, 2019

    Overall, this issue feels like an improvement on the first one in all the best ways. Now that there are few characters to wrangle the writing feels more focused. The humor remains present and helps to contrast the violence that is necessary with a premise like this. The art and lettering maintain a high standard that serves to elevate this comic into one of my favorite ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Adrian Care Apr 18, 2019

    If Assassination Nation were a movie (and it is, but the recent, similarly titled, film is not the same thing) it would be a gloriously violent romp through hitman tropes. If it were a video game, surely rockstar games would develop it further into criminal mayhem and hours upon hours of bloody fun. But Assassination Nation #2 is a comic book. One that delivers as much of the above as a film or video game could. A gleefully violent, sharp-witted, comedy-infused, good time with big bangs and sharp turns. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Apr 18, 2019

    Action and laughs at a rapid-fire rate. Assassin Nation #2 picks up the ball from issue 1, and races for the end zone, filling its pages with relentless action and enough one-liners to keep you chuckling long after you finish the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Apr 17, 2019

    Well, we're down two more (though because one of them was part of a two-person team, the rankings only go up by one,) but hoo boy, are there things going on under the surface. We already know"by virtue of the fact that he admitted the only reason he accepted Rankin's invitation in the first pace was because he was certain that whoever killed his husband was in the top-twenty"that Maxwell Bishop prefers the company of men, and issue #2 opens with a scene between Bishop and Rankin that takes a rather provocative turn. It will be interesting to see if that was a one-off or if it plays out. I'm anticipating a great deal more in-fighting between the members of the team, especially since Chad Fingerman has such an inflated opinion of himself, and Dave is, well...Dave. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 4, 2019

    The second installment of Assassin Nation begins quietly, but that doesn't last long. As expected in a story about mob bosses and hired guns, it ends with quite a bang. These assassins for hire might not make the most interesting conversationalists, but at least we get some forward movement in the storyline and some distrust beginning to simmer between the remaining killers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Apr 18, 2019

    "Assassin Nation" #2 delights with more of the cool character details and engaging art that grabbed our attention in the action-packed first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Apr 16, 2019

    If nothing else, Assassin Nation is pure, simple escapism catered to fans seeking a straight forward story of revenge. There's nothing wrong with that, on a surface level. However, with a bevy of books on the shelves garnering readers' attention, Assassin Nation may get lost in the shuffle for not providing the depth most mature readers have grown accustomed to. Read Full Review

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