Newburn #2

Writer: Nadia Shammas, Chip Zdarsky Artist: Ziyed Yusuf Ayoub, Jacob Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

An arson case finds Emily talking to the community about the criminals involved—and about Newburn. If he’s as dangerous as they say, will Emily choose to help him?

PLUS: The mystery deepens in “BROOKLYN ZIRCONIA” from SHAMMAS and AYOUB!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Dec 15, 2021

    Newburn #2 is a triumph of exposition and information, with Zdarsky and Phillips trickling the knowledge of just who Newburn is as he unravels various crimes across his city. The creative duo uses this issue to dig further into the man who works with every criminal organization in the city, and just what type of person it takes to do that. Paired masterfully with Zdarsky's control of exposition are the inspired visuals of Phillips, which at first glance appear as simplistic and muted, but upon further investigation, become clear indications of the controlled evil and darkness that permeates the world of Newburn. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 13, 2021

    It feels like Phillips' art is how Newburn himself sees the world. Given there's no monologue/narration and Newburn plays everything so close to the vest, it feels like Phillips's work is the only way the character allows any connection with readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Dec 15, 2021

    NEWBURN #2 shows that this series is going to be deeper than a simple crime story. Zdarsky and Phillips want to know what makes Newburn tick. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Dec 15, 2021

    Chip Zdarsky with another fantastic book. It seems to be a phrase that I have said many times this year. But take nothing away from Zdarsky, he is an amazing writer and deserves all the praise he is receiving. I had enjoyed his work on Stillwater but Newburn has really caught my attention and I find myself eager to pick up the next issue after each instalment. And if having Chip Zdarsky as writer wasn't enough, then you have the artwork from Jacob Phillips which is dark and gritty and matches the storyline perfectly. Fans of Mafia/Crime dramas and of Daredevil should be picking this up as a matter of course! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 15, 2021

    Ziyed Yusuf Ayoub delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals are a perfect match for the gritty, noir style of the story and I appreciate the style a lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 22, 2021

    Newburn #2 is the epitome of a crime comic. Each team does a remarkable job with their story, showing two very different types of crime stories. This book is such a treat, and that's all there is to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 15, 2021

    Newburn #2 makes it clear that its debut was no fluke. Everything excellent about that first issue is redoubled in its sophomore outing: cleanly defined capers, hard nosed characters and aesthetics, and simmering mysteries steeped in lore. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Dec 18, 2021

    While some second issues flounder as they try and capture the same buzz as a first issue, Newburn #2 sticks the landing by opting for a slower burn with intriguing characters with interesting moralities. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 15, 2021

    When all is said and done, Newburn #2 spends its time fleshing out some of its characters and elements to help build up future stories. While it never truly hooked me, it doesn't truly fail either. If you enjoy a more paced story that takes plenty of time to develop this story may be up your alley. Read Full Review

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