Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #2

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

In the second issue of KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic, Kyle Barnes is still reeling from the revelations about demonic possession last issue and what they may mean about the time his mother was possessed.

  • 10
    PopMatters - shathley Q Aug 6, 2014

    With its second issue, Outcast is proven to be the finest example of small-town horror blended with family drama. It's weighty, literary, entirely sober, and something worth delving into and reading and rereading. Once it's collected, you'll want to buy the hardback, not to rest it on your shelf and point it out to guests and friends alike, but because the heavier book will better approximate the weighty themes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 30, 2014

    Note: We would've loved to include a preview of Outcast, but we didn't receive any preview pages from Image, and couldn't find any preview pages elsewhere. Our apologies, and the review will be updated if pages make their way to us for posting. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 31, 2014

    With the first issue we got the sense that this story may be something along the lines of a supernatural thriller and issue 2 solidifies that sense even further. Kirkman's characters are rich, complicated, and realistic even in the face of the otherworldly horror they've just faced. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Jul 31, 2014

    I'm hesitant to call this issue a slow burn due to the lack of plot-driven progress in this issue. We learn so much in this issue about Kyle's relationship to his mom, to his sister, to his brother-in-law, and even what is looming upon the town in 22 fast pages. What Outcast thrives on is being a horrifically palpable, character-driven story. It's putting relatable people in dire situations and slowly crafting a something that makes you pay attention when something happens and ultimately care about it when it does. I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 31, 2014

    Outcast continues to be a must read series, as though this issue lowers the intensity, it raises the mystery. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Jul 31, 2014

    In all Outcast #2 is a real good comic that doesn't disappoint in its second month. The creative team of Kirkman and company are keeping the bar set very high for this series and I am really looking forward to what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 31, 2014

    Outcast #2 takes a far more methodical and character-based approach to its issue, providing the story a chance to slow down and develop its characters and some new subplots. The story does not feel like it moves a whole lot this time, nor does it really dive into any horror either. It does end up being done very right and leaves you wanting more from the story. I look forward to the next issue with great anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 1, 2014

    I'm really pleased with "Outcast" #2; this series feels well on its way to a strong run. Those who read the first issue and liked it are in for a real treat. And if you haven't tried out "Outcast" yet, scoop up both issues and sit down and read them back to back. Your biggest complaint will probably be having to wait for issue #3. Kirkman and Azaceta make demonic possession look good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 2, 2014

    Outcast is definitely a horror comic book. While this issue feels almost like a depressing, slice-of-life kind of comic book the tone set by the art makes the reader understand that this is a dark and scary series. This issue is a much slower read than the previous issue. While setting up plot lines for future issues seems like a great idea, does it come at the expense of this issue? Is it too much? We'll have to see how the threads connect in future issues to determine the answers. Read Full Review

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