HaHa #2

Writer: W. Maxwell Price Artist: Zoe Thorogood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"RUDOLPH ON THE ROAD TO FUNVILLE"-Every boy and girl needs a momma, like a puppy needs a bowl. The funny-sad clown series for a funny-sad clown world continues with a mother-daughter road trip illustrated by ZOE THOROGOOD (The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott).

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Feb 17, 2021

    While it would be remiss to say that Haha #2 is an uplifting read, it is a comforting read as it reminds readers that there is something wrong with all of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 17, 2021

    This may be a six-issue mini-series, but it has great potential to be open-ended. The first two issues of the anthology have opened-up on a promising, new series that just might find be able to find its audience. Clown-related drama has a unique relationship with the comics page that will be interesting to see explored further so long as Image can find enough of a range in different art and story styles to keep it interesting issue after issue after issue. There are so many different directions possible for a series like this. Hopefully, Image can find enough sales to keep the series going long enough to find its potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 20, 2021

    There are some sweet moments like the mom putting a red nose on Rudy or shooting off fireworks together, but for the most part, Haha #2 is a bleak, hopeless character study about how switching up the scenery won't change your path in life as Rudy ends up being a clown like her mother. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 17, 2021

    HAHA #2 is a sobering tale of the absurdities in life"both in its many obstacles and our own ways of fighting them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 17, 2021

    This story could have full descended into a cliched outcome, and while it might not be entirely surprising, there's enough nuance and heart to really sell the experience, which will surely make you question what every clown might be hiding behind their makeup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Feb 17, 2021

    Haha #2 is a tragic, question-filled journey that'll pull on your heartstrings. Funville, much like in the first book, plays a role during the story and also offers a cool Easter egg towards the end if you can spot it. Prince and the team easily have another winner with the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 18, 2021

    When all is said and done, Haha #2 takes readers on an uncomfortable journey with a mother and daughter as one seeks a fresh start in what she perceives as a promised land, and the other is brought along for the ride. It is a hard book to read, which leaves me grasping for a proper way to define it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Feb 17, 2021

    As with any anthology, there are going to be chapters that are stronger than others. Haha #2 isn't quite as good as the first installment, but it's still very solid. Prince and Thorogood pack a shocking amount of emotion and depth into 24 short pages. Super dark, and well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Feb 17, 2021

    HA HA is not a feel good comic as it addresses some very tough real life issues around depression, abuse and loneliness. It is however doing an excellent job at exploring these difficult subjects and is making me want to know where things are going and how the characters' stories develop. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Feb 19, 2021

    HAHA #2 is a story that doesn't give its characters enough depth to give any real impact to the proceedings, leaving the end result flat and uninteresting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 22, 2021

    Prince's second issue is a tragedy. Perhaps when all issues are published and are connected, we will see a six series of short stories that are more designed for pity on these characters than a connection. Again, I commend anyone that tries to infuse energy into a tired theme. DC has all the angles covered in comics with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Punchline, The Clown Killer, etc. Stephen King destroyed Barnum and Bailey's clowns through his work in IT. I'm in for the long haul, but I am not laughing at HaHa! Read Full Review

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