Hadrian's Wall #2

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Simon must break the crew's silence.

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - David Edwards Oct 29, 2016

    There is a page towards the end of this issue that sums up everything I love about this series so far. In it we see Simon entering the ship's dining hall, and the frosty, wordless reactions of the crew to his presence. The tension in Reis' art is almost unbearable at this point. A pall of worry, hostility and suspicion is engulfing Hadrian's Wall. The spaceship has become a powder keg that could blow at any moment. The dialogue that follows makes the Cold War analogy explicit, but it's almost unnecessary by this point. In addition to being an engrossing mystery and science fiction story, this is shaping up to be a surprisingly thought-provoking and depressingly timely book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Oct 19, 2016

    This is a classic LA mystery a la Chandler, set in space, and the stakes are getting higher. Characters' hidden motivations are becoming front and center, the autopsy results are throwing more fuel on the fire, and someone has destroyed Simon's pain pills, so withdrawal is impending. As everything is building, the pressure on Simon is getting heavier, and the forces allied against him are getting desperate. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    BGCP - Marco Piva Oct 21, 2016

    Hadrian's Wall is - at the end - a murder mystery (although it might not be a murder after all), so it is unadvisable to start reading it from issue #2; but I would suggest to find the first issue and start from there: it's worth it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Chuck Taylor Nov 1, 2016

    Overall this title has caught my interest even more with this issue and I am looking forward to finding out the specifics of the crime. Hopefully the creator lineup is left alone for the series, because it is working very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Oct 29, 2016

    Kyle Higgins and Alex Siegel do a fantastic job of sprinkling out the information, as well as giving some high-tension emotional moments, both for Simon when he finds his pills gone, and for Annabelle who reacts as one would expect to her ex-husband questioning her about her dead husband. Rod Reis' art also does a fantastic job of conveying the differing crew members, as well as their reactions to the death – nerves, apathy, anger, and more all play well on the faces of the harangued crew. Add the gorgeous character work to the expected cliffhanger and Hadrian's Wall has me eagerly awaiting the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Oct 19, 2016

    The greatest mystery Hadrian's Wall isn't "how" or even "who" committed a murder, but instead figure out "why" we come to solve them in the first place. Read Full Review

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