Blackbird #2

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jen Bartel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The Great Beast has kidnapped Nina's sister and the only way to find her is to follow a trail of magic gems, hidden symbols, and a handsome stranger. Can he put Nina onto the trail of the mystic creature she's after?

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Nov 7, 2018

    The second issue of Blackbird is just as -- if not more -- gorgeous than the first, and weaves a genuinely interesting mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Nov 7, 2018

    But don't let those similarities fool you, Blackbird is laying the foundations of a robust story and is promising to be a powerhouse of a series in its own right. I would not be surprised if Blackbird becomes the comic people start recommending to their non-comics reading friends, the way Saga and the Wicked and the Divine appear to have been for several years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Trevor Richardson Nov 7, 2018

    This issue brought worldbuilding and excellent color work and made it a great second chapter of the series. I hope the layouts get a little more energetic and Nina's dad is developed a bit further, but overall a great issue that made me excited to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 7, 2018

    Ultimately, the sophomore issue of Blackbird finds it's groove. The strengths of the first issue were bolstered, resulting in a much more natural pacing that fleshes out of the world(s) of the universe in intriguing ways that make it a must read for urban fantasy fans. Nina's journey to face the magical underworld Cabal is definitely worth keeping an eye on if the gorgeous artwork wasn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 6, 2018

    Sam Humphries continues to build intriguing storylines in Blackbird #2, as Nina begins her journey to find her sister. Jen Bartel's art keeps the tone of the series light, inviting the reader to enter the neon world of Blackbird. I'm curious to see where Humphries plans to take this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Chelsea Weaver Smith Nov 7, 2018

    A hidden magical world within ours is obviously not a brand new concept, but Humphries' depiction of magic is unique and something we're looking forward to reading more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 9, 2018

    Blackbird continues to coax magic and mystery out of a magical urban fantasy genre that has become overdone in the course of the past 20 years or so. This is quite an accomplishment. Theres something really appealing in the haunting brevity of the series thus far. The first two issues combined might only be a dozen minutes worth of reading, but Humphries and Bartel are building a world that lingers in the imagination well beyond the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Nov 9, 2018

    This is a magical story. There's a lot going on here, and it is sometimes difficult to follow what's going on. To be fair, trying to find Paragons who are expert at magic and keeping themselves hidden would make the investigation challenging and frustrating, and reading this feels a bit like this. The heroine has family problems, which has to the potential to be interesting if we see her challenged by them. The premise is intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Nov 9, 2018

    Continuing its strong premiere, the gorgeous "Blackbird" #2 plays a narrative tug-of-war with itself with how much the reader should know. Read Full Review

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