Plutona #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Emi Lenox Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

After discovering the body of PLUTONA, the world's greatest super hero, in the woods, five kids must decide what to do next, a decision that may tear their young lives apart.

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 12, 2015

    Plutona is a fantastic comic that knows exactly what it wants to be and does it excellently. For fans of Lemires smaller, more intimate works, this should be a top priority on your reading list. If youve never read any of his work however, this is a perfect place to start. With top notch writing and beautiful art, Plutona is definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Leighan Harkess Oct 8, 2015

    Decent read if you want something interesting yet simple. Moments of laughter amidst the tragedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 7, 2015

    Plutona #2 is a personal story, and Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox give readers a raw perspective into the lead characters' thought processes and reactions. They sound and react like scared kids with Ray being more rebellious while Diana is just freaked out and wants to tell her family, and Mie is the inquisitive one. Teddy seems like an earnest and innocent fanboy, but the final pages add intrigue to his character and set up issue 3 for some possible twists and turns. Plutona #2 is a comic about death, and it faces it head-on with Lemire, Lenox, and Bellaire showing the ups and downs of adolescence amplified in the face of tragedy with honest writing, intimate art, and timely colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 2, 2015

    If the first 2 issues are any indication, this is going to be a great book. The pacing is excellent, the art expressive, and each page is taken advantage of, with panels that show even more than the characters tell. The mystery should keep you reading on to issue #3, and the characters should keep you here for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Oct 8, 2015

    Similar to the final page reveal that had such great resonance with the reader last issue, the book ends in an intriguing way that is sure to have readers wishing for more. Lemire continues to treat his audience to a snippet of his art as he seeds in more about Plutona's fate at the end. There is little more to ask of the creators of Plutona after these two issues except that the book continue to match the quality thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Oct 8, 2015

    This darkly intriguing series continues in the issue with tone perfect reactions and discussions among the main characters. Compelling stuff yet it may lose those on the lookout for more action or a quicker pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Oct 8, 2015

    It’s really amazing to let us see the story from Plutona’s side as well as the kids’ side. I get the feeling that things are going to get really intense from here. If ever there was a time to jump on board and give this series a read, it’s now. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2015

    Plutona's debut presented one doozy of a hook, Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox crafting a read immediately investing and easily devoured. Issue #2 doesn't possess quite the same magnetic pull, yet where it lacks in forward momentum it makes up for in sterling characterization and solid world building. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 8, 2015

    What Plutona #2 lacks in story it makes up for in strong writing, characterization, and artwork. It should start hurrying things up a bit more, but still leaves you intrigued after reading it. If this is the rate and pace the comic is going to be going at for the rest of the series, it may be more advisable to check out this story once it hits trades. However, it's still a fine comic regardless and you should not be disappointed if you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Oct 7, 2015

    I'm also really enjoying the backup feature written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire that shows us the events leading up to Plutona's death. In just two pages, Lemire effectively uses these flashbacks to show us Plutona's personality and struggles, which lends her death a greater amount of sadness as we recognize the benevolence with which Plutona acted. I'm curious to see what these backups lead to as the series progresses, but I'm much more fascinated at Lemire and Lenox's continued exploration of these children as they deal with the consequences with their discovery and the inadvertent risks their sure to draw to themselves. Like Neil Gaiman's Ocean at The End of the Lane, this comic is about children but may not exactly be for children. Through this comic, adults of all ages are able to reflect on catalytic moments where they also were pushed out of innocence, a meditative gift that I'm grateful to Lemire and Lenox for providing. Read Full Review

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