Bedlam #2

Bedlam #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"Swing Low."

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 28, 2012

    Second issues are notoriously overlooked and I can think of at least three comic series that pull in high back issue prices that have low second issue print runs. The thing about this issue is that it may be a very different issue when compared to the first, but it is still a fantastic issue that sets a trap for the reader. By the last pages that trap has gone off and caught you in its snare. Some people may not like this series or even this issue as much, but that’s their loss because it is one of the best new series from Image Comics and if Revival doesn’t watch out it could just over take it as the best Image book currently being released. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Nov 28, 2012

    The introduction of Eric sets up a clash that's coming. A clash I can't wait to read when it arrives in comic shops, but I'm jumping ahead. So the question arises, can you force someone to be moral? Can someone who found their pleasure harming other people remain moral? Like the sub heading of the series: Is evil something you are or something you do? Stick around, and let's find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Nov 28, 2012

    Bedlam #2 is an incredibly creepy and gruesome horror/crime noir with a distinct art style and a heavy sense of mystery and terror. Readers who are fans of horror stories will be gripped by this story's complexity and ferocity. If you read #1 and thought Madder Red was too much like The Joker, read this issue and be proven wrong. This goes far beyond anything Joker related. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 30, 2012

    This story is fast becoming something that sticks to your brainpan and builds itself a nice little home there, which is to say it is completely disturbing and messed up, but it's got appeal beyond the shock factor. There's something else going on here, something compelling and introspective that, more than any other single element in the book, signals that this is a story with momentum and staying power. Slow paced as it is, there's every indication here that this series is going to be one heck of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Nov 27, 2012

    While the synopsis doesn't say much, Bedlam continues to be a good series, this issue being a bit more focused than the first. Giving insight some insight into the Doctor, who appears to be another important element in the story. Recommended Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Dec 2, 2012

    I believe in Zach's review of issue one he said to approach with caution and I have to say the same thing with this issue. If you're reading, chances are you enjoyed the first and know this is something you can handle. If you didn't like the first but are sticking around to see if your opinion changes, let me tell you, it won't. This issue continues great engaging storytelling. Though I miss Madder Red's personality, there is still enough here to entertain. Bedlam #2 receives a twisted 4 out of 5 stars. You may feel the need to shower after this one" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 28, 2012

    There is something refreshing and liberating being able to read a comic that isn't tied down to loads of continuity and other titles. There isn't anything wrong with those comics but having a single comic and characters to worry and focus on is great. Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo are creating a great and interesting new dark world. We don't have all the pieces to the puzzle but we're finding out more about the characters as well as seeing some set up for what's to come. Rossmo's art and Spencer's script sends you on a dark and creepy trip but it's one you'll want to go on. We don't get quite the shocking moments as in the first issue but there are some here that will make you cringe. Be sure to track down the first issue if you haven't read it yet and prepare yourself for a crazy ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 3, 2012

    The biggest danger "Bedlam" faces is that its characters will be overwhelmed by Spencer's greater concept, but "Bedlam" #2 succeeds in opening up the innards of several characters at once, and their collective minds are the real voice of the title, more than Madder Red alone. Events seen and unseen in "Bedlam" #2 are like a half-unfolded fan, laid over a further darkness that draws inexorably and irresistibly nearer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 2, 2012

    The art, much like the first issue, suits this book perfectly. It is not the type of art that I usually like, however it feels very at home here. Combine this with the tale that Nick Spencer is weaving, and we have a very good comic book series here on our hands. This issue may not be as good as last months installment, however it is well worth a read as it pushes the story forward quite well. Maybe not as fast as some readers may have wanted it to, however I am fine being spoon fed information. Just sit back and enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Nov 30, 2012

    Readers looking for something a little different than super hero fighting should check out Bedlam. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 28, 2012

    Not as mind blowing as the first issue, but still peaked my interest and kept me glued to every discomforting panel. Move over Joker, there’s a new madman in town and his name is Madder Red! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 5, 2012

    A little frustrating after a gangbusters first issue, but this series still has a lot of good karma because that first issue was SO good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Nov 30, 2012

    “Bedlam” is like a 7-layer nacho dip. It has many different layers that are becoming more mixed together and there's no end in sight. Not lacking violence and gore either, this book has potential to become one of my favorite reads. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 28, 2012

    Riley Rossmo's art falls flat here to. Perhaps it's the lack of anything interesting to draw. Perhaps it's the uninspired color work. Or maybe it was just an off day. Whatever the case, the book looks bland. There are one or two pages that feature some cool imagery, but that's it. Most of the pages, like this book in general, just feel like a waste of time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Nov 29, 2012

    After a horrendous debut issue, this series can only improve, right? Only minutely, it seems. Chapter two is a chatty issue with the reader playing eavesdrop on several conversations that are talk for talk's sake and don't meaningfully move the plot along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    hatmasta Nov 28, 2012

    Everyone is praising this book left and right, but I can't seem to get onboard with it. It's very graphic, which is all fine and good if done well, but the violence of this book feels less cerebral and more forced as though to exude shock-value. A lot of people like Rossmo's art, and I can respect that, but it's just not really my cup of tea. This will probably be my last issue.

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