Eclipse #2

Writer: Zachary Kaplan Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
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7.6User Rating

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In a world where sunlight kills, solar engineer David "Bax" Baxter and police detective James Everly hunt for a mysterious butcher who doesn't burn, but their investigation into the post-apocalyptic wasteland raises more questions than answers.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Sep 23, 2016

    With so many new titles hitting the shelves at local comic shops on a weekly basis, there's no way they are all worth checking out. Eclipse is one of those original, standout concepts that brings the diversity in story so sorely needed in comics and issue #2 makes that even clearer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Caleb Palmquist Oct 5, 2016

    The scenes on the surface during the day are where artist Giovanni Timpano and colorist Chris Northrop really shine (quite literally). The idea that the characters would need special climate controlled suits just to walk through city streets during the day is incredibly surreal, and the creative team does an excellent job of capturing the concept. The sepia-toned landscapes are broken down and washed out. Even though the backgrounds are recognizable as city streets, they feel alien. Between the intense light, the eerie emptiness of the streets, and Timpano's rough cut figures, every scene on the surface feels as breathless as a Cormac McCarthy novel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Jeff Kocks Oct 27, 2016

    I really like where this is heading, and am curious as to why the villain can survive in an environment where no one else can. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Oct 29, 2016

    Eclipse #2 is just an ok issue that doesn't live up to expectation. It feels like a repeat of old territory, which isn't good considering this is only the second issue of the series. Artist Giovanni Timpano and colorist Chris Northrop do a good job with the art and color on this issue, and may be the best reason to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Todd Young Oct 5, 2016

    I had my hopes up for this one, but I don't think my expectations are the reason I feel let down. It's still a compelling world and story. It keeps me interested enough to want to know where its going, but this issue felt like it would come off better if it was read as part of a collected volume, as the story doesn't stand so well on its own. There's some background that will be important moving forward, I'm sure, but by itself this issue isn't particularly memorable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 7, 2016

    While writer Zack Kaplan and artist Giovanni Timpano delivered a rousing sci-fi world in their first installment of Eclipse, their sophomore effort leans a bit too heavily into the realm of police procedural, rather than fleshing out their evocative high concept further. Read Full Review

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