Nameless #2

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

On a former U.S. moonbase, kept secret since the Cold War, a terrible key unlocks an ancient box and a last-ditch plan is drafted to save humanity from the doomsday asteroid Xibalba-but is it already too late?
The nightmare intensifies in MORRISON & BURNHAM's apocalyptic occult horror epic!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Mar 3, 2015

    Im being vague, I suppose, because I dont want to give too much away, but for me this is the first must-have series of 2015; it is a testament to Image that they keep firing out original content that continues to push boundaries, and in Morrison and Burnham they have yet another compelling series in their roster. Buy it now, so you can say you were there at the beginning (then sneak out at get issue #1, no one will know, I wont say anything") Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 6, 2015

    The Verdict: Nameless has all the potential to be not only Morrison's best work since The Invisibles, but perhaps his best work ever. This is a series that needs to be read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Greschner Mar 6, 2015

    It does no justice for me to explain this issue to you, there is a lot of information that leaves you with some explanation and plenty more questions. Grant Morrison continues to leave the reader unsure of the true plot, perhaps even completely confused, yet with the way he weaves the story there is no way one could drift away from this comic. Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn bring the story to life with an art style that is engaging and interesting. It's adventurous and full of shades and colors that keep the eye busy amongst the massive amounts of explanation and dialogue. The people behind Nameless have truly delivered a comic epic that will be remembered, so become one of the readers that can say you were there for its birth. Hands down, 5 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Mar 9, 2015

    Burnham is also doing great work in this series. I've always appreciated his line work and he's really seems to be having a blast with thesesci-fi environments. The violence and gore is also fairly gruesome, but Burnham is embracing this creator-owned freedom and the results are stomach turning and impressive. Like a car wreck, you won't be able to look away from all of the mayhem. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Mar 4, 2015

    Nameless#2 isa tasty mixture of primal magicand futuristic technology, genre fictiontropesand Biblical prophecy,and ultimatelyfearand hope. Thisasteroid Xibalba hasa mysterious backstoryand purpose that is hard for the characters (and occasionally) the readers to grasp, but some of the crew ofWhite Valianthasa semblance of hope to beat it back. This kind of darkness witha shred of hope has been found in most of Grant Morrison's masterpieces ranging fromThe InvisiblestoFinal Crisis,and Chris Burnham matches this overarching theme with hisart that can wallow in the filth of humanity or revel in itsachievements. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 3, 2015

    Nameless #2 continues to expand on this intriguing concept, as though there's still some confusing elements within this tale, the alluring plot twist certainly entice. The character depth and mysterious developments also intrigue, and along with the gripping climax there's no reason why readers shouldn't give this series a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 9, 2015

    When a comic book affects so viscerally, that's not merely a job well done; that's a work of art. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - James Ristig Nov 5, 2015

    Morrison's plot thickens as Nameless travels to the moon. With his special brand of magic, he hopes to stop this cosmic threat before it gets even worse for humanity. Burnham's gory visuals are ramped up even more than before with cannibals and psycho murderers running around the moon base. This is a much more straightforward story, and draws the reader into this cosmic horror of Nameless. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Caleb Webster Mar 4, 2015

    While Morrison's style may be too alternative for some, he has crafted a wonderful story so far. Along with Burnham's art this book is a must buy for fans of Image and the medium alike! Nameless is one of the best and most creative stories out there and I can't wait for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 5, 2015

    Chris Burnham does a wonderful job of bringing these dark ideas to life. His characters all look wonderfully unique even if not much is said about them here. His settings and layouts also are intricate and clearly depicted which is a necessity considering the wild story Morrison is presenting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 3, 2015

    If you’re a Grant Morrison fan, you’re obviously picking this series up. And I doubt that you’re regretting your purchase. Nameless is comic that is driven by a complex and enigmatic plot that will most likely blow our minds once it reaches its conclusion. But we aren’t near that point yet. This is a book for readers for are looking for long-term payoff. Which isn’t to say that the set-up isn’t great, but it definitely takes its time. I’m eager to see where this story is headed and with Chris Burnham to bring it to life, it will look fantastic every step of the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Julia Walchek Mar 9, 2015

    The ending was super intriguing and I like the dramatically clever writing style. Keep an eye on Nameless, I think it will be a series worth keeping up with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Lu Mar 9, 2015

    Nameless #2 is an excellent installment in this limited series, building up the diegetic world and setting our heroes on a crash course with the apocalypse. Morrison is clearly excited to have the opportunity to play with symbols in such a direct manner, and Burnham and Fairbairn are worthy collaborators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Mar 4, 2015

    I have no idea whats going on here, let alone where things are going. Im intrigued and entertained for the most part, and most of all I trust these guys to deliver. One of the first novels I read growing up with a dark fantasy book by Simon R. Green called Agents of Light and Darkness in the Nightside series. Since then angel stuff has always given me a boner. Im really hoping to see some Tyreal-style Angelic badasses in this book, but if nothing else I can count on seeing a bunch more really insane and disturbing shit. Isnt that worth your $4? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 6, 2015

    The first issue felt a lot of material thrown at the reader and now it seems to be finding its groove, but knowing Morrison he will probably shake up the narrative soon. Fans of science fiction should give the book a shot. There are only two issues out at the moment, so its not a huge investment of money or time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 10, 2015

    This issue is more accessible than the first and works wonders in its favour. A solid second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Mar 5, 2015

    I like Grant Morrison stories the way I like listening to experimental music and watching art films. I don't expect it all to be easy to digest and sometimes I just need to look at it without expectations.Nameless isn't his most confusing work but it isn't easy either. If you want something a bit more straightforward you can always jump over to DC Comics and check out his work onMultiversity. For what it's worth I'm curious to see whereNameless is heading next. It's gory and full of mystery and promises to get scarier as the series goes on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 7, 2015

    It's entirely possible I'm giving Nameless too much credit, and all the strange otherworldliness and meta-commentary that inhabits this issue won't actually amount to anything when all's said and done. Even if that is the case, the comic still holds up really well as just an extremely high-concept Lovecraftian horror story with a bunch of weird blockbuster affectations. The narrative compels with creepy and alien atmosphere. Even if meta stuff on the nature of stories and authorship isn't really your bag of tricks, I still recommend Nameless for only one reason: There really is nothing else like it coming out right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 5, 2015

    There's some interesting potential, having the weirdness of black magic cast against the cold nothingness of space, but right now, this comic feels more like mood than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 6, 2015

    Strip away esotericism, and "Nameless" follows the usual space horror template. It's more style than substance currently, but the style is engrossing and unusual enough that "Nameless" is worth reading for the texture of Morrison and Burnham's world building and Nameless' dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Mar 4, 2015

    I don't know if all woes from Nameless#1 have been eliminated. But at least it is safe to say that Nameless #2 is back on the track. Where we go from here is anyone's guess. But, the elements are there to possibly have some strong outcomes. We still have a long way to go however. Let's see what you got guys. Read Full Review

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