Public Domain #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

After last issue's bombshell revelation, the Dallas brothers turn to the one person who can save them: SAMMY SOCKEM! Note to speculators: this is the first appearance of "Sammy Sockem."
The (presumably) hit series by CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, Batman) continues!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 27, 2022

    Public Domain #2 builds upon the first issue and continues to tackle and dig into the pain and exploitation of comic creators with his usual wit and bluntness. In an increasingly frantic and depressing reality for creators, and the lengths they have to go to just to make a living as media companies raid their works for profit, Zdarsky hammers the personal cost for the creator, and their families as well. If this book is not currently on your pull list, dont make the mistake of missing this book. It will make you laugh and cry all at once, and remind you to support creators as they make their pivots. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 27, 2022

    Zdarsky's art is as subtle and personal as the story is. The story is absolutely character focused and their facial expressions and mannerisms definitely inform the emotional elements of the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2022

    The art by Zdarsky is solid. The characters all continue to look great and the personalities stick out in their looks and body language. Each character has a style unto themselves in both. That helps add a depth and helps brings them to life. There's also a focus on the reactions in each moment. Body language and facial expressions are key and tell so much of what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jul 25, 2022

    After only one issue, the theme of Public Domain has begun to shift, if only slightly. What remains seems to be a deeply personal story from industry icon Chip Zdarsky that explores balancing creative success with the needs of a family. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 27, 2022

    That slower pace combined with a lack of visual presence doesn't diminish the thematic and character work present in Public Domain, but it doesn't make for a terribly inspiring single issue either. Read Full Review

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