Nocterra #2

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Tony Daniel, Tomeu Morey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 25
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part Two-Val brings her passengers to their first truckstop - the Neon Grove! But with her brother getting worse by the minute, and dark forces in hot pursuit, our ferryman finds herself faced with a grave decision.

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    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Apr 13, 2021

    BUY THIS BOOK! For those lucky enough to get on the ground floor of anything that Scott Snyder does, he's one of the hottest authors the past few years. I am not sure how his imaginative faucet gets turned on, but I hope he has a run that rivals that of Stephen King! With Tony S. Daniel on art, you can't go wrong. What he did with Batman in Detective Comics is simply art at its finest" gallery worthy stuff! This combination of author and artist is what people in comics thought of when they put Batman and Superman together for the first time. Nocterra #2" Mind Blown! Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 7, 2021

    Nocterra #2 once again delivers the goods and proves this title is going to be a light to follow in 2021. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 7, 2021

    Tony S Daniel delivers some beautiful and detailed imagery throughout the issue. The characters are visually dynamic and the action is thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 11, 2021

    Ferryman Val Riggs takes on the most dangerous cargo of her life. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 7, 2021

    An impressive second issue,Nocterra #2further defines the world and characters ofNocterrawhile also making clear the danger that's nipping at our protagonists' heels. Another must-read issue. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 7, 2021

    While the second issue of Nocterra doesn't have quite the same level of dense worldbuilding as the first issue, it makes up for it with a laser character focus and some brilliant visuals. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Nick Friar Apr 5, 2021

    Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey's dark, twisted world grew a bit more with the brief introduction of Blacktop Bill's gang. There's a lot to unpack there for Snyder, too, but that group's odd look shows there's still so much else about this world we don't know about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Apr 6, 2021

    Nocterra is quickly becoming one of my favourite comics on the shelves right now because it's a well structured layered story with characters I'm interested in and amazing artwork which feels like your looking at stills from a movie. The journey has only just begun and I can tell its going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Noelle Reyes Apr 6, 2021

    Nocterra #2 not only highlights themes such as heaven and hell, but Tony S. Daniel's art and Tomeu Morey's colors truly illuminate the pages. From the grotesque anatomy of a Shade to flickering, neon lights, almost every panel features a dynamic and captivating aesthetic that perfectly captures the post-apocalyptic mood. A great issue that continues Val's journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 14, 2021

    Nocterra #2 is a treat. Snyder continues building this dark new world while also fleshing out the book's main duo. The crux of the whole thing is Augustus's story- which one is true, and how much of Val's opinion of him is true? Was he able to read her and just told her what he thought she wanted to hear? It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out. Daniel's art is doing an amazing job of bringing the whole thing to life. Nocterra is shaping up to be something special, and this issue shows why. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 7, 2021

    Nocterra #2 is a great second issue that delivers more depth to the world and some exciting reveals. It's an issue that continues to expand upon the first building an exciting story in an intriguing world. This is some top-notch work and an action comic that begs you to get lost in the darkness. Read Full Review

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    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Apr 2, 2021

    Val Riggs and her passengers take a pit stop, but danger is never too far off in this nightmare world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Nocterra #2 continues to peel back the layers of the shadow world and introduces an utterly frightening new antagonist. With Val on the run and Blacktop Bill in hot pursuit, things have kicked into high gear, and this road trip has taken a turn for the worst. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Apr 7, 2021

    Nocterra's second issue doesn't have the fevered energy of its first"it would be hard to do, since the first was so immersive that you can't possibly go into #2 as disoriented and ready to be steered"but the pacing is strong and the art by Tony Daniel is terrific. Read Full Review

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    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 6, 2021

    'Nocterra' #2 takes a bit of a break both literally and figuratively as the issue takes place at a rest stop. It still looks fantastic as drawn and colored by Daniel and Morey but the story becomes momentarily idle with little new information. This high-octane dystopian adventure is on a lunch break and we can't wait to hit the road again.  Read Full Review

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