Material #2

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Will Tempest Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

America is not what it used to be.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 26, 2015

    This book is the most perceptive I’ve read in a long while. Kot forces us to think about what is happening in the book, and how it relates to our modern world—and trust me, it does. I’m not going to get into the politics of it all, because my fingers might bleed from all the typing I would do, but I will say that this book sheds an immense amount of light on recent events and situations that we all have either seen, heard of, or been a part of. This book will make you THINK. With that, I pay my respects to the people whose names are mentioned in this book, and I trust that you all know a good comic book when you see one; pick this up, and get Google open to do some research as you read this phenomenal, socially accurate, heartbreaking, brutally honest series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jun 25, 2015

    “Material” is not going to be for everyone, that's for certain. The zine-inspired, stripped down attitude to art that favours substance over style and raw emotional over commercial packaging means that this is an abrasive kind of comic that is not going to sit well with everyone. It's a comic with an agenda. It's a method through which Ales Kot, Will Tempest and Tom Muller can yell their frustrations with the world into the void and hope it can connect with someone. And I can say it connected with me. Despite everything that should be held against this book, I am swept up in the emotions poured into each page. The heart that went into creating this work as a way of looking at the world around us and wanting change what we see is palpable. “Material” is a gut punch of a comic book. It's a molotov cocktail smashing against a riot shield. It's tear gas on a main street. It's a riot. And not the fun kind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Roche Jun 24, 2015

    It's certainly good. Although this book hasn't won me over quite as quickly as some of Ales's other works, I'm definitely enjoying it more as it progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    BGCP - Mario Jun 27, 2015

    Simplistic, classic art with an upgraded look, nice colour choices and lack of to show extreme emotions, story is a little lacking. Read Full Review

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