Monarch #2

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Alex Lins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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It's Earth vs. Aliens-with one teenage boy standing between them-in this tale of terror and high-stakes science fiction! From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO's Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes a new tale of love, triumph, disaster, and defeat!

Young Travon has ventured beyond the makeshift shelter of his high school's walls in a desperate search for food and rations for the surviving students-but no heroic act goes unpunished. Travon finds himself captured and at the mercy of more

  • 9.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Mar 15, 2023

    Final ThoughtsThis issue builds on a familiar premise to enhance our understanding of Barnes vision. New ideas reveal how he takes simple plot devicesfrom movies like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Invaders From Marsto craft a rich and sensitive story. A continuing plot thread following Trevons friends suggests the story will continue to grow and evolve. Oozing with warmth and ideas, Monarch #2 is a love letter to classic B-movie sci-fi. While proving a unique story, it remains grounded in caring for others and the realities of inner-city life. That, to me, seems a triumph indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 22, 2023

    ‘Monarch' #2 builds off the solid foundation building of the first issue in order to flesh out this new world even more, throwing in quite a bit of lore about our potential series foes but also the main character of it all. This is just such a great series that hits all the sci-fi beats but also has a heart and thought to it as it touches on topical and relevant issues regarding humanity. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 18, 2023

    Monarch #2 is not your standard alien invasion tale. I like the way it uses that as a way to look at Earth from a distance. It is sometimes hard to see things clearly when they are too close. But is one good person enough to change the world? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2023

    Monarch is taking readers on a surprise-filled ride that continues to be a blast traveling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Mar 15, 2023

    If you havent checked our issue 1 be sure to do so. Barnes and the creative team are putting a science fiction tale together that is truly refreshing! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 17, 2023

    'Monarch' is an exciting sci-fi series that is evolving with surprises and rich storytelling that represents comics at its best. In two issues, 'Monarch' has established itself as a transcendent piece of science fiction that bridges classic alien invasion tropes with modern insight and commentary. This is a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 20, 2023

    The message of Earth being the cause of its destruction is not new, but that decision in the hands of a "child alien may be something new that keeps the reader locked in for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Mar 15, 2023

    There's still plenty of ground to cover regarding Travon, but this was a solid follow-up issue. Read Full Review

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