Black Road #2

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Viking North is an occupied war zone and Magnus the Black is the fixer for Papal Rome.

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 19, 2016

    Brian Wood and Garry Brown deliver some nice grittiness and atmosphere with Black Road #2, a bleak historical romp that quickly hooks readers in with its odd couple protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 20, 2016

    The creative team spent most of the first two issues taking care of the exposition. Next issue, we should get to see some more action. This series is starting to get really good, so pick up this issue to keep up with the journey north! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller May 18, 2016

    I'm curious to see where this comic goes, because minor tropes notwithstanding, I really have no idea what to expect. Maybe that's why it's captured me like a Pokemon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro May 28, 2016

    Overall, Black Road #2 is a strong entry in this bloody comic arc. It is well paced and moves the story along which keeps the reader engaged. The art continues to be gorgeously brutal and highlights the violent nature of the plot. The character development is further fleshed out as they head on their perilous journey. Although the themes of religion and war were not focused in this issue and it felt a little inconsistent with the nature of who Magnus is, this is still a compelling comic book. The Armies of the Church may want to save the pagan souls, yet the Black Road to Heaven is paved through Hell. Hey, more metal lyrics! m/ Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson May 18, 2016

    Perhaps some more flashbacks to Magnus' earlier life will help subsequent issues. He does talk about his wife and her death, alluding to some possible survivor's guilt that has stayed with ever since. I'm hoping that some of my ideas and criticisms are resolved the next time around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 18, 2016

    Black Road #2 features some great, atmospheric art and nice relationship building, but its narrative feels slight and thin, reemphasizing things better communicated in more subtle ways in the first issue. Read Full Review

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