Rook Exodus #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok, Brad Anderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 22, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
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In the far future, the man known only as Rook wants out. He reckons anywhere is better than the crumbling planet Exodus, where all of nature-especially its imported animal population-has grown out of control as the world's engine has utterly failed. Scavenging for an escape vessel, he's interrupted by the power-hungry bear master named Ursaw, who won't stop until he rules all of what remains of Exodus. Also: Who is the mysterious Dire Wolf? And is she Rook's ally... or enemy?

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Jun 4, 2024

    Out of the 3 Ghost Machine books we've received so far, this is the best. Great writing, incredibly fun concepts, and some amazingly strange, fun, and scary artwork make this the book to get. I said it last issue and Ill say it again: being away from corporate comics has completely reinvigorated Geoff Johns. If I haven't been clear, I'm in this for the long haul and you should be too. You'd be missing out on a great story! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 22, 2024

    This title has a very exciting premise and is delivering on it above expectations. Rook: Exodus certainly feels like a book that can't be missed already. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Hopsgeeknews May 22, 2024

    This issue left me continuously wanting more as I was glued to every panel on every page. Everyone puts their heart and soul into their stories at Ghost Machine, and Rook is no exception. It quenches my thirst for action and adventure while making us think of the possibilities within the Wardens and creatures inhabiting this planet. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez May 23, 2024

    ROOK: EXODUS #2 cranks up the emotion, drama, and action for a desperate tale of survival that evolves into a primal tale of revenge. Geoff Johns gives you oodles of action and drama in equal measure, albeit sorely lacking in the background details, and Jason Fabok's art is next level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams May 22, 2024

    We've got our supporting characters and villain all set up. Now it's time to learn more mysterious about Exodus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 21, 2024

    Rook: Exodus #2 continues to offer detailed and action-packed big blockbuster art. The story and character work could lift, though, as we wait for more in those categories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG May 24, 2024

    Plot
    Rook looks for his friend Swine to accompany him to escape from Exodus, but Swine's helmet has stopped emitting signals, when the warden named Dire Wolf appears, who explains that Swine was murdered and his helmet was stolen.

    Rook and Dire Wolf, whose name is Donnica, had an intimate relationship in the past, however since they work as guardians for the corporation in different wildlife areas, they cannot have a relationship. Dire Wolf controls the wolves.

    Rook invites Dannica to escape from Exodus with his rocket that is almost ready, but she explains that her place is on Exodus and that she is going to fight to save it, she believes, that the corporation that trained them and sent them to that planet is goi more

  • 10
    StrangerDark May 22, 2024

    I love this series so much, keep up the amazing work Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok! Every Ghost Machine book leaves me wanting more!

  • 9.0

    AN enjoyable second issue. I think this has the potential to develop into quite an exciting series. It's already been off to an incredible start. Johns gives us hints of Rook and Dire Wolf's past without focusing on it entirely the whole issue as most writers today would do. He remembers how to keep the action and adventure ahead of the protagonists' personal lives. Otherwise they'd have sat and talked the whole issue (if he were still at DC they'd probably have forced him to write it that way).
    Ursaw still wasn't very explored here but he's a pretty badass villain to start off with. And a good villain is essential to a good comic too. According to Dire Wolf he isn't one of them. I'm hoping to learn his origin soon.
    This series is more

  • 9.0
    AmericanHealthcare May 28, 2024

    The art is doing some lifting here, but I appreciate the straightforward, unpretentious nature of this book. It feels like something from Heavy Metal or 2000AD in a good way.

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    Maud Benjamin May 26, 2024

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    Phil B. May 24, 2024

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