Family Tree #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Loretta and her family are surrounded by deadly cultists and running out of time when Grandpa Judd arrives toting his ornery attitude and his trusty shotgun. But what good is a gun against a mysterious ailment turning his granddaughter into a tree?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Dec 21, 2019

    Family Tree #2 is a strong follow-up to the first issue. Lemire is doing a lot with very little time and space in this series. Despite a premise that seems oddball at best, this is creepy, sad, and very earnest series. I am excited to see where the story goes from here and I highly recommend it. Honestly, you could probably start here if you missed issue #1 and not feel like you've missed out on too much, but you should definitely read both if you are able. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Dec 23, 2019

    The plot thickens, the bark hardens, and things get weirder Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Jordan Claes Dec 19, 2019

    Jeff Lemire has unlimited potential as a horror writer and Family Tree #2 looks to firmly take root as one of the best new titles in the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    Family Tree remains a contemplative, yet undeniably thrilling, new story on the nature of family in an increasingly uncertain new century. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Dec 19, 2019

    Family Tree #2 is an intriguing issue, one that delves into the past, while making us more concerned about the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Daily Fandom - Katie Beste Dec 18, 2019

    Though many of my questions remain unanswered, I'm really excited about where this is going. These new elements to the story really focus my questions and make me hungry for more. With danger surrounding these characters and a mountain of uncertainty, one thing is for sure; Family Tree #3 can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Dec 17, 2019

    Family Tree has become a huge favorite in just two issues, which is amazing because it took me Greg Rucka's entire run on Wolverine to be quite as certain. It's the emotional weight, the unsettling imagery (that's also deeply touching), the exploration of family and fatherhood, and the way this tree-based mystery flourishes inch by painful and exciting inch. It doesn't so much grow on you as it bursts fully in bloom from your chest cavity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Dec 17, 2019

    Without much answered, this comic is still hard to pin down. The family aspects, a strength of Lemire’s writing, are holding together the wild story and the questions sprinkled throughout leave you with desire for context. Although that same vagueness can cause the narrative to feel a bit thin. With only 2 issues to its name, Family Tree still has room to grow. Read Full Review

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