Oliver #2

Writer: Gary Whitta Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Oliver learns a devastating, life-changing truth about his origins-and puts his entire adoptive community in danger when he rebels against the oppressive regime that rules over it.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Mar 1, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading this comic. I read this comic at least three different times before writing this review. From the cover to the last page, I love everything about this issue. With the next issue coming out until April, I'll definitely go back and re-read both issues that have been released. This has easily become one of my favorite comic series of all time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Feb 27, 2019

    With the cat well and truly out of the bag, and Oliver now seemingly betrayed by those closest to him, the fires of rage have been ignited and one can tell there are more beatings on their way. Rehashing a classic story with such a fundamental shift in setting could have been either been a bit flat or worse, overdone. Instead I'm sitting here, despite having more than an inkling of where the story is heading, eager to see it unfold anew. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 28, 2019

    The issue leaves us with a few questions. Questions like will Oliver look for his mother now that he knows she is still alive? Or is he going to be the trigger of a revolution to change the stars of his IVC family? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Mar 5, 2019

    I could not be more pleased with a book that I had such low expectations for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Darick Robertson does an amazing job with the art in this issue. From the brilliant use of shadows to the amazing details in the characters and backgrounds, all of the art perfectly matches the tone of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    Whitta and company are beginning to show the potential in fusing Dickens classic with dystopian sci-fi in comic book format. Theres a balance here that could define the series if the creative team can find the right mix of drama, mystery, and brutality to navigate through the plot in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Feb 27, 2019

    The worldbuilding shines in OLIVER #2. Whitta hits the beats of the original novel, but provides plenty of original content to truly make it his own. With this new issue, Whitta makes it clear that he has a vision for the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Jordan Claes Feb 26, 2019

    Every once in a while a book comes along that truly tugs at my inner-nerd. Gary Whitta and Darick Robertson's Oliver does just that. I'm positively in love with the idea of naming characters from Shakespearean plays, and the fact that the Shakespearean archetype correctly corresponds with each character's rendering is indicative of an author with true literary prowess. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 27, 2019

    As expected, Oliver #2 starts to explore the massive world set up in the debut issue, though it still leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

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