Crossover #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, John J. Hill Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 44
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Two-The event continues to unravel as Ellie, Otto, and Ava rise from the ashes of their comic shop to begin their four-color odyssey to find the truth beyond the dome. Meanwhile: super-prisons! Magic guns! Mysterious government agents! And other stuff, too!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 8, 2020

    I am massively impressed by Crossover. Not just with the story and art, but the overall delivery is second-to-none. This seems to be such a layered and considered piece of art that I cant help but be spellbound when I read it. I love that Ive plugged into this on multiple levels and yet I still really have no idea where this story is going to go. 110%, this is one to watch and savour. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Dec 17, 2020

    Donny Cates has suggested the crossover will do more and then bring superheroes into the actual world. The knowledge that this story is designed to brush against other worlds separated by that invisible membrane known as imagination, continuity, and universe adds to the heightened sensation that this is a story about comic book fans. That it is in fact a love story. One that is both to and for comics. Get smitten. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Dec 10, 2020

    Crossover #2 continues to build on the events of the first issue, showing what happens when fiction turns fatal. The next issue has been teased to be a monumental occurrence by Cates, and I'm more than ready to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 9, 2020

    Geoff Shaw delivers some fantastic art in this issue. I continue to be blown away with the contrast between the "real" people and the comic book characters. I love the style of that contrast and how it looks on the page. I also love the visual Easter eggs throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Dec 9, 2020

    Crossover issue two continues to skillfully build on this insane world even further and left me wanting more. Its that type of issue that you think about for days after you read it right until the next issue, which is undeniably going to be huge. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 9, 2020

    Crossover #2 is a fantastic second issue that grounds the fantastical set up. Like so many solid sci-fi stories, this one is not just entertaining but acting as commentary and reflection on our reality. What seemed like an initial fun homage to comics is quickly shaping up to be an excellent story about our politics and reactions to fear and the unknown. It also reflects how quickly we can “other” individuals and groups to justify actions. With one issue, the series has become infinitely more interesting and deep. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Dec 10, 2020

    An utterly fantastic continuation of the most promising indie book of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Dec 9, 2020

    Between his big ideas and Geoff Shaw's grounded work, it's easy to buy into what Crossover is selling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 9, 2020

    While not as emotionally affecting as the first issue, Crossover #2 is still a great comic. Cates plays the whole thing perfectly, making all the set-up and world-building extremely interesting. He introduces a lot of plot points in this issue, ones that could make for fertile story ideas, and the book goes on. Shaw's artwork makes the whole thing look amazing, really bringing Cates' script to life. Crossover #2 sets up a lot of exciting stuff for the future and does it adroitly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Dec 9, 2020

    Crossover is quickly becoming one of my favourite comics out right now. Its use of characters and references from the comics industry (which I'm sure Cates had to pull a few favours for) is enough to spark your interest but it's the interesting story beneath it that's developing which will keep you coming back every month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Dec 9, 2020

    Overall, Crossover has an ambitious premise, but Cates' limiting of scope chains the story and his artistic team to mundanity and draggy pacing/storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 16, 2020

    Cates is a great storyteller but has played it too safe and too small here to make a coherent exciting issue. With such a great premise we're given very little to work with here because what we expect to happen doesn't and the story is mired in minutia. We want the bigger story, we want the comic book characters to actually "crossover." Perhaps, Cates is saving a big reveal for later but what we're left with is not very engaging or making a ton of sense.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Dec 9, 2020

    Face its Donny Cates is the Magic Man, of making easter eggs into full-blown narrative points, I would recommend picking up a copy of issues # 1, 2 and 3. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Dec 14, 2020

    "Crossover #2" is a deeply interesting mystery that makes some genuinely appalling narrative decisions Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 15, 2020

    An interesting plot gets a little too clever. Read Full Review

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