Red One #2

Writer: Xavier Dorison Artist: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The U.S.S.R.’s top agent, Vera Yelnikov, is working undercover in 1977 Los Angeles as Alabama Jones, a.k.a. RED ONE, America’s greatest hero! Red One takes on her fiercest foe yet, the fascist serial killer THE CARPENTER, in a funky superhero romp by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider- Man, Harley Quinn) and XAVIER DORISON (Long John Silver, The Third Testament).

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 24, 2015

    This book would makeanySovietweep at its beauty. The story is sensational and the artwork awe inspiring. My face went red with joy over every page. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion May 1, 2015

    A vibrant and fun thrill from start to finish Red One #2 Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Apr 29, 2015

    Despite these drawbacks, the issue still manages to succeed to a degree, and in large part thanks to its main character. While the creative team vaccillates a little in its overall message, the main character is written in a way to look past those defects, as she is an approachable character even despite her talents. The series lacks a fcous, both in its message and (according to the letter col) in its delivery, but at the very least the creative team has managed in two issues to introduce a character that has a lot of potential for other stories to be told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Apr 30, 2015

    If these two issues comprise volume one of Red One, then volume one has been something of a success. A great idea, magnificent art and slick storytelling all combine to an arresting first crack at the whip. The change in format and release schedule are a little frustrating, and its not quite up there at being 100% essential, but as ever with Images output, this is certainly worth your time and cash. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 29, 2015

    The real tragedy is that the book won't be coming back until spring of 2016. Dorinson builds a lot of momentum towards the end, only to have it cut short. I appreciate that the two issues are bigger than normal, but that still doesn't change that it seems odd to make a two issue miniseries and wait a year. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller May 1, 2015

    But the worst of it all is the ending, which is a massive cliffhanger. As an Issue 2 goes, thats normally fine, but Issue 3 isnt going to be out until Spring of 2016. Thats an insane wait for a payoff that no longer seems to be worth the investment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen May 4, 2015

    Red One has a lot of promise, but promise isn't enough to keep readers coming back for more given the number of other promising titles hitting shelves each month. I only hope that Dorison does more with the character and either moves closer towards the controversial topics of the issue, or moves far away from them and instead focuses on telling the story of a talented Russian spy who has no fear of death, a penchant for brutality, and an earnestness that makes her instantly likable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 11, 2015

    Terry Dodson's art continues to be the highlight of the series while Xavier Dorison writes himself into corners at times getting too political but continues to deliver fun moments of Vera, both in and out of costume, enjoying her life in America. Because the conservative and fascist themes are so integral to the story Dorison wants to tell (however unsubtly expressed) Red One will likely continue to be a mixed success at best as the character (I'm already completely sold on Vera and the hard choices concering her true allegiances which should dominate later storylines of this series) often gets drowned out by the message. I don't have much interest in Red One versus the Carpenter, but I would like to stick around to see Vera continue to evolve as a hero. For fans. Read Full Review

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