Bliss #2

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Caitlin Yarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Who is behind the drug called BLISS? Who leads the Street Gods that turned our sweet hero into a killer? What choices did Benton make to fall so far, and how have these choices driven his family apart?

The monstrous goddess Lethe emerges to defend Benton's honor as his son Perry fights for his father's life in court. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman's Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you've ever seen.

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Aug 30, 2020

    I teared up at the beginning of this book and my heart felt heavier with reading every word that Sean wrote and every picture that Caitlin drew on the pages. Seeing the homeless vet, the lonely lady on the subway, and the family at Thanksgiving all struck chords that sit close to home. The ending of this book is such a huge switch in a direction that if this is any clue of how the rest of the series is going to go, Im not sure if my emotions can take the ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 30, 2020

    Bliss #2 sees Caitlin Yarsky deliver Eisner-worthy art in this story about a man's descent into evil in attempt to save his son. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Aug 24, 2020

    We get to delve further into this morally grey world, where the lure of Bliss is high, the love of a father for his son outweighing everything else. Lewis’ writing makes for compulsive reading, Yarsky’s art goes a step further than most comics in telling the story, and they’re a fantastic creative team. Stories like this play to all the strengths of the medium in telling a story that wouldn’t work in other formats, and are a great reminder why comics are an excellent medium for telling stories that go beyond the stereotyped superhero tales. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 26, 2020

    Bliss #2 is very much in line with the tone and the narrative arc. It's just a paced a little bit differently, but it's done with a purpose and is effective, and that's what truly matters in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 29, 2020

    Bliss #2 expands on the first issue in smart ways that build the world up while putting the characters into place to move forward in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 30, 2020

    When all is said and done, Bliss #2 delivers a complicated emotional narrative that builds its story up for the next issue. If this story is a taste of things to come readers have a lot to look forward to as this tale continues to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson" Aug 26, 2020

    This series feels perfect for anyone who wants more of the magical realism from series like Sandman and Coffin Bound, with art and visuals that both culminating in an unsettling, but moving experience. Read Full Review

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