Redneck #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Lisandro Estherren Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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Death and destruction have come to Sulphur Springs! With the murder of one of their own, the vampiric Bowmans are ready to wage war on anyone in their path. But will Bartlett be able to get to the bottom of things before the whole town explodes?
DONNY CATES and LISANDRO ESTHERREN bring you the next chapter in this blood-soaked, Southern-fried Gothic masterpiece!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty May 24, 2017

    It's pretty obvious that I'm really digging this book. It's refreshing. Especially in the tired vampire subgenre. I like violence as much as the next guy. But it can't just be violence for the sake of violence. It has to mean something. There has to be something at stake, something gained or lost in the violence. And Redneck has all of that, the perfect blend of it. Donny Cates is a killing it right now, and he's got a solid creative team backing him on Redneck. This book is the perfect cross between Southern Bastards and horror. It's kind of weird to me that I'm always finding myself drawn to these southern crime/fantasy/horror stories when I've never been to the south, don't know anyone that hails from those parts, and really have no desire to ever go to Texas. I don't really know what that has to do with anything. But it's true. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good May 26, 2017

    The creative team should be extremely proud of this title as it is a front-runner for best new series of the year. I am going to gladly pass along this series to all of my none-comic friends and let them try this series on. I think it'll win over a lot of hearts and minds in the weeks and months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FanboyNation - Matthew Bogarin May 24, 2017

    All-in-all, this was a great issue. You'll have fun and want this on your pull list indefinitely. Should you pick this up? Yes, but try to get yourself #1 so you can really tell whats going on. Is this a good jumping on point? You'll get the gist of what happened in the issue. Was this the best issue so far? No idea but I'm willing to find out! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Tyler Head May 24, 2017

    The book is full of action and excitement, with great scenes that move the story further in an interesting way. The art is perfect for a dark & shadowy vampire book and the beautiful Texas environments are well realized. The writer seems to be holding a lot back from us which makes us readers want to keep reading to unravel all the mysteries. Also,there are a lot of cool hooks in this book for readers to get interested in this book. I really enjoyed this book and hope to continue reading further. Be sure to pick this issue up on May 24th, 2017! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 23, 2017

    Redneck is a truly gripping series, and feels a lot more like a Southern ‘family feud'-based drama than a quote-unquote Vampire story at this point. This latest chapter does a stellar job of gradually bringing the already tense situation to the boil, revelling in the strained interactions between the different generations of the Bowman family before erupting into life in the final pages. Highly recommended, and in case you missed the memo: Donny Cates. 2017. His year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Cas May 25, 2017

    Redneck #2 continues to build the tension and uncertainty of what is to come for these southern vampires. Will this family feud consume the town or will they be able to brush this all under the rug? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 27, 2017

    Redneck is an incredible comic that humanizes a family of vampires. It reads like a compelling family drama with real emotion, then escalates into pure, unbridled horror when the fangs come out. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better and I am absolutely pulled in, hook, line, and sinker. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler May 29, 2017

    Cates' powerfully understated writing and Estherren's quirky artwork are completely in sync, perfectly setting the stage for what can only be explosive drama to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2017

    As if I wasn't already captivated by the first issue of Redneck, issue #2 justified everything that led you to putting this book on your pull-list. There were chills and they didn't get this from cheap tricks and tactics, they did this by getting down to the nitty gritty about what it means to be a vampire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 29, 2017

    'Redneck' #2 is the precursorof deadly things to come. Cates sets his marvelous characters in motion that will surely erupt in an explosive clash. If you're a fan of Southern Bastards (and you should be) and want a twist of horror unlike any other then 'Redneck' is for you. There are few must-reads in comics and this is definitely one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 25, 2017

    Donny Cates and Lissando Estherren's Kentucky-fried vampire tale is an interesting beast, in part because it feels more akin to a crime story than anything innately supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 24, 2017

    Redneck has turned into a very interesting “vampire” story. Cates continues to prove he is a fantastic writer that really knows how to tell a gripping story in a variety of settings. Whether it's a vampire family running a BBQ joint or a family dealing with their father wielding a “god sword” Cates knows how to transform these stories into emotional family dramas. Even with some art complaints which is just my opinion (obviously) Redneck is worth the price of admission and should not be overlooked. Read Full Review

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