Crude #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The refinery city of Blackstone is the new Russian frontier, stinking of oil, but offering money and sexual freedom to those brave enough to live there. Piotr Petrovich has come for revenge, to hunt his son's killer. But what he finds is the most brutal fight of his life.

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 16, 2018

    Crude may be all about oil and water, but creatively? This book blends seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 21, 2018

    Crude No. 2 introduces a framework for the challenges and mystery our protagonist must fight to overcome, and it does so in a suspenseful way that doesn't sacrifice any of the interiority that made No. 1 so compelling. Orlando, Brown, and Loughridge are really building something special here, something that feels powerful as well as painstakingly deliberate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen May 15, 2018

    A kick-ass, expansive second issue with great fights, memorable dialogue, and unrelentingly hopeless setting, CRUDE #2 will have readers hooked into this new Image series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 15, 2018

    Crude is a blood and oil-soaked tale of revenge and regret, and here, in its second issue, as additional players are introduced to this deadly game, the series takes off. This story is still developing and readers are still being introduced to major characters and important plot points, but Orlando is pacing this series very well, and thanks to this pacing, Crude continues to entertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - D. Ivester May 15, 2018

    Even with this darker tone, the book still feels fun to read as the team here do a great job setting up the world and continue to give us the drive to see Piotr commit to his goals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson May 17, 2018

    An atmospheric and violent journey into a dark landscape led by a number strong characters. The script is tightly paced and the art is energetic and focused. This is turning into one of the best series of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax May 17, 2018

    Crude isn't a superhero comic per se. It cannot be easily categorized as a vigilante book, or detective noir or any defined category reserved for modern comics. It's geo-political ambitions combined with its gloomy and gory viewpoint on the world will entice readers into the underground confines of the story's dark setting. Obviously crude oil comes from beneath the surface, but in the world of "Crude" so does everything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski May 21, 2018

    The revenge tale of "Crude" expands with Blackstone, a backdrop of moral decay fitting for Petrovich's kamikaze trajectory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 14, 2018

    Crude #2 still has a few problems, but its far better than the inaugural issue. The story is more coherent, the action is more compelling, and we have more focus to propel the plot forward. Brown and Loughridge do solid work on the visuals too. This one gets a recommendation, even if it isnt required reading. Feel free to check it out Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 16, 2018

    The story has become predictable at this point. Our main character will continue to follow the trail of his son's death, and along the way, he'll get his ass kicked and beaten. He'll be in the dark the entire time, and I'm sure there will be a bunch of unpredictable twists because this type of story can't hint at them without giving them away completely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - JK Schmidt May 16, 2018

    After Crude's strong first issue, I was excited to see how it would build on the foundation and play out the mystery. Unfortunately, it kind of just spins it's wheels to set the stage for Blackstone, the setting where it seems to be playing out. Read Full Review

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