Cry Havoc #2

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Gin! Fanatical terrorists! A horny Norse battle-boar! Lou's descent into weird warfare continues in your new PIG OF THE WEEK.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Feb 24, 2016

    On top of everything else, this issue leaves the reader with a massive “OK; what the FUCK?” which is always nice. More than that, though, I think it leaves the reader waiting to see what other ways this creative team can succeed with this approach to storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 25, 2016

    While the debut issue was all about laying groundwork, Cry Havoc #2 is all about expanding on the groundwork with a funny, blood soaked, and entertaining second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Madison Butler Feb 25, 2016

    All in all, the team on this book works extremely well in terms of art and writing. The idea of a threefold narrative colored by different people is a concept that could come off as gimmicky if done poorly, but this comic is not done poorly. Its engaging and fresh in both its writing and structure, and its definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 25, 2016

    Having already done a great job in introducing the book's cast last issue, Spurrier is able to further flesh out the eclectic band, with solid attention given to lead, Lou. There's some great character work at play here, particularly so given the leaps in time, and Spurrier's consistently strong dialogue goes a long way in crafting a distinct, immediate tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Feb 25, 2016

    As disordered as Cry Havoc can be, it has a sense of holistic self-understanding. Every aspect of the book fits within its thematic structure, and every flourish is thoughtfully made. There's an active disorganizationof the story's beginning, middle, and end: it's a conscious deconstructionandrumination of traditional storytelling. There's something brilliant going on here. But it's only necessary thatwe remember that Cry Havoconly beginning. Only when it's donewill we be able toglean any meaning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Mar 1, 2016

    I think it goes without saying that this is a series that everyone needs to check out, even more so if you’re a fan of werewolves. This is an amazing take on an old tale. It is written and illustrated with precision and creativity, making it look and read like nothing you’ve read before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Feb 26, 2016

    Overall, the series is proving to be very much a new breed of supernatural storytelling – in the vein of Underworld, but vastly more considered in the way that it grounds itself in modern political and social constructs, seeing fit to tear them apart using lycanthrope as its lense. Its most impressive feat is the fact that whilst most stories of this ilk draw from just one vein of vampire/werewolf folklore, this here draws from all of them at once. This creates a fascinatingly complex world, with a grim narrative that takes a surprisingly disturbing twist towards the end of this issue. Certainly worth a look, if youve the stomach for gruesome finales. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 Mar 1, 2016

    This book is a bit of a middling at best title for me, I was hoping for more from a book about British Lesbian Werewolves, but it just feels a bit lackluster to me. The artwork is great, but the story jumps around too much for me to really get a read on Louise Canton, the main character. I love the look of the book, and this issue does quite a bit to further our story, but we get some really awkward storytelling, and some unnecessary masturbatory-centric scenes that just took me right out of reading this book. I was hoping that this issue would fix a few of the problems that I had with the first issue, but it only seemed to make things worse. Instead of getting a more focused story, since we got the basis for our character roll call, we got a pretty jumbled mess including some sort of military squad with a guy who looks like Fabio who publicly whacks it into his helmet on a pretty constant basis; we also meet a guy who tries to hit on Louise, who talks very openly about his and her own abilities, then uses his touch to make a drunken racist buffoon projectile vomit profusely to the point of bursting a blood vessel in his eye. I feel like this book had a lot of promise, but that after two issues, nothing much to appeal to me was actually delivered. I guess it really just confuses me because we don’t get any baseline readings for the timeline, and we have a lot of things get jumbled up and become rather indecipherable, much like the way Lou was hearing her girlfriend only about 30% of what she said actually registered as words- which is a pretty accurate percentage for this book, because about 30% of this book really was exactly what I wanted from it. Otherwise it was a bit of all over the place. I think that if I cared more about this book the “big reveal” at the end would have held a bit more weight for me- but **SPOILERS** the only thing I can imagine is that the blonde dude who whacks it constantly knocked up Lou and now they’re having some weird were-anim

  • 8.5
    Veido Feb 25, 2016

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    EvilPenguin543 Feb 27, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Feb 26, 2016

  • 8.0
    Deficient_ai May 15, 2016

  • 7.5
    Snapfire Apr 7, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Aug 10, 2016

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