Copperhead #2

Copperhead #2

Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Find out why Brian K. Vaughan says "Copperhead is the best Image debut of the year and my favorite new comic," as Sheriff Clara Bronson and Deputy Boo continue their investigation of a multiple homicide just outside the Copperhead city limits. Meanwhile, Zeke Bronson gets in way over his head in the Badlands.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Oct 13, 2014

    A backup story by James Tynion IV follows a quintet of escaped inmates from Arkham and their encounter with a demonic figure named the Paleman. There's really not enough there to adequately judge it as it's very clandestine about the nature of what's going on. However, I can say I'm pretty interested in how this one will unfold. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Oct 7, 2014

    Alien and familiar, this book is nothing to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Oct 7, 2014

    The character dynamics are what really make this book great. There's awesome tension between Clara and Boo, as the two vie for power. It will be interesting to follow this dynamic into future issues, as the two are forced to work together more. Even now, it's cool to see Boo taking shots at Clara, and Clara simply ignoring them. She is the perfect example of a strong female character. She's really just a character, and she happens to be female, which is great. Faerber isn't reinventing the wheel here – he's just writing a great character. In addition to the existing cast, this issue establishes more members of the supporting cast. Two of them are great characters, the third is barely given anything to do. Unfortunately, there's not much more to be said without getting too deep into spoiler territory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 8, 2014

    But that sin is easily forgiven by the previously mentioned attributes, along with Faeber's wonderful dialogue/chemistry between Bronson and Boo and Godlewski's gorgeous pencils. If you haven't taken a trip to Copperhead yet, then it's time to board the bandwagon before it gets full. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Oct 10, 2014

    Last issue I criticized Godlewski's alien designs, but in Copperhead #2 he steps up his game. The new characters and creatures he introduces are a vast improvement, even the ones relegated to the background. His work throughout the book is really strong, dark and moody when it needs. My biggest problem lies with the Sewell family. Turns out, the rednecks are a species called Alabamians. That's just lame. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Oct 10, 2014

    Were constantly bombarded with new series and all of them cant be winners, but,Copperhead should find itself generating some interest. Strong characters and compelling art make Copperhead #2 an impressive follow-up to a great debut last month. The creators have done the hardest part already: generating buzz, creating characters and a story that readers can care about. Now all they have to do is continue to provide interesting set pieces to build upon this early characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Oct 7, 2014

    Deadwood in space. It's a perfect mixture of complex characters, wild imaginations, and great storytelling. Faerber and Godlewski have created a world that appears as if it's going to be a blast to live in for a while. Monsters, guns, drama, comedy. What more could you want in a story? The question now becomes, who is Ishmael? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Oct 8, 2014

    Very interesting developments, and there's more to come Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 13, 2014

    Farber, Godlewski and Riley's "Copperhead" is a total delight. It's a dark horse I never saw coming that mixes the best elements of westerns and space stories effortlessly with its classic detective tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Oct 15, 2014

    Later in the issue we're reintroduced to Mrs. Sewell, the victims' surviving matriarch. As opposed to the hillbilly-esque figure from last issue, here we're able to see her in a vulnerable position when she gets the news that her family has been killed. Godlweski channels all her sadness into her brow, making for a heartbreaking appearance before she loses it and briefly attacks the barrier separating her and Clara. Moments like those give me some hope that the book's cliffhanger doesn't end up devolving into some cowboys vs Native Americans crap. This comic has already proven that it's beyond one-dimensional characters and stereotypical depictions. Now all it has to do is not screw it up. No pressure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jason Lapadula Oct 7, 2014

    The more interesting thing about this issue is that it was written “Marvel” style (no detailed script, just a plot and the artist has more creative control). You can really see how creatively connected Faerber and Godlewski are when bringing this book to life and in our hands. If you are a lover of science fiction and suspense, definitely add this to your pull-list. It's a great read and seems to be leading to bigger and better things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Oct 9, 2014

    Copperhead has had a strong couple issues. I have really enjoyed the series so far. While this issue may not have that 'wow' factor, it sure is an issue you don't want to miss. Zeke and Boo are very fun characters to read about. While I don't want particularly like Clara yet, I can admit that she is also well written. The fact that I feel anything for her proves that she is at least a character that you can have an opinion on. Overall, I think that this series is off to a good start and I am very much looking forward to reading more.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Drew Bradley Oct 10, 2014

    This series is shaping up to be a slow burn. There's not a lot of plot development in this issue; it's mostly world building with a sprinkle of intrigue. And you know what? I'm ok with that, because I trust Faeber to deliver. His past work has repeatedly proven that stories he writes has legs and ages gracefully. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Oct 8, 2014

    We open on the significantly stronger plot of this months issue, Zeke nighttime adventure. Last month Zeke and his new friend Annie went out to find Annies dog but night quickly descended upon them. The wilderness surrounding Copperhead is a very, very bad place after dark. Lucky for Zeke and Annie theyve got Ishmael, a strange and mysterious individual whos shifty for sure but also the Read Full Review

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