Jook Joint #2

Writer: Tee Franklin Artist: Alitha Martinez Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Tonight at the Jook Joint, the blood runs as hot as the music as Mahalia and her coven face an attack at the bar. Meanwhile, young mother Heloise has the chance to get away with murder. Will she use it, and take revenge on her sadistic husband?

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Nov 14, 2018

    Tee Franklin's writing in this issue will make you uncomfortable and keep you there even into the final panel, and it's a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Nov 14, 2018

    Jook Joint's second issue is a gorgeous, haunting piece of artwork that displays some horrifying truth and some terrifying fiction. The storytelling and artwork beautifully create what may be the most thrilling and unique issue of the week. This second issue affirms that this series will most likely go on to become a classic that will be admired for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Nov 14, 2018

    Jook Joint #2 continues to move to the right beat and is a must read for all. Tee Franklin has something special on her hands and is not to be missed. She has a great creative team with her for this unique story, and people should be reading it. I've been a fan of Tee Franklin on Twitter for years, and it's nice to see that others are finally realizing the talent she has. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Nov 18, 2018

    The details about Mahalias story are slowly being revealed, but there are still mysteries to be explained about her character. Heloises story is also far from over. She has a lot of choices to be made, and, no matter what she choses, there will be consequences to explore. Hopefully the series will continue to handle the dark and intense themes with the same care and feeling. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Nov 13, 2018

    Jook Joint #2 continues to build on the momentum from the first issue as Tee Franklin builds on the storyline. Alitha Martinez's art continues to set the atmosphere of the issue, dark and vengeful, but also feminine and comforting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 14, 2018

    Tee Franklin does a great job of telling a story that is layered both in its plotting, but also in its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 13, 2018

    A good second issue that continues to reveal more about Mahalia and her fascinating coven while also delivering a message that will ring true with many. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Nov 19, 2018

    "Jook Joint" #2 has a strong premise, but some craft issues keep it from really shining past the social significance of its subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    Once again this suffers from a lack of subtlety that I think is endemic to a lot of writing now and not necessarily the fault of this writer in particular. A cool idea, for sure.

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Feb 27, 2019

    I truly love this comic and all that it is about. I wish it came out more often.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Dec 6, 2018

    I enjoyed Jook Joint #1 and was pretty eager to jump back in to see where the story was going despite some reservations. We get some revelations regarding the women of the night spot. They are undead sirens brought back to life by Mahalia after being murdered by men who had wronged them in life. 

    The last issue ended on a cliffhanger as Heloise contemplated having her husband murdered. Instead of being killed, he is captured by Mahalia, The madame of the Jook Joint. Her goal is to empower Heloise with the strength to kill him herself. 

    Heloise offers to make other men suffer but doesn't have the resolve to kill her husband. After her daughter questions her about her father's disappearance Heloise begs Mahalia to set more

  • 10
    mrbrans Nov 29, 2018

  • 8.0
    Josecab79 Nov 29, 2018

  • 6.5
    NoShape Dec 1, 2018

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