Secret #2

Secret #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Ryan Bodenheim Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6
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We learn the secret past of the Steadfast Security's chief operator as clues begin to appear regarding the mysterious KODIAC protocols. Someone gets out of jail, someone gets divorced, someone comes home dead.

Check out the next chapter of the most thrilling new series of the year, SECRET #2: NEVER GET CAUGHT!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 11, 2012

    The issue is really a slow burn. We're no closer to understanding what's going on, and the introduction of new characters makes settling in to the established story difficult. This isn't a complaint on Jonathan Hickman's writing; in fact, it's one of his best assets. He's established the world for us, and now we're being moved through it, even if we're given no further explanation. It's evident, however, that Hickman has a plan, and given what we've seen so far, it's probably going to be pretty spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 7, 2012

    “Secret” has not garnered the same praise as Hickman's other new creator-owned series, “The Manhattan Projects,” but both books easily deserve to be mentioned in the same breath. Hickman, Bodenheim, and Garland work with the synchronization that many comic teams dream of, and are not only working well with each other, but with the reader as well. Though it could be argued that not much happened in this issue, it hardly seems to matter; this comic is well put-together enough that it can be enjoyed just as much as a fine piece of sequential art as the component of something greater. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 6, 2012

    You cannot talk about this issue with out talking about the opening scene. The first six or so pages of this comic might be the best opening sequence of any comic in recent memory. Hickman draws it out perfectly and Bodenheim draws the hell out of the thing. Again, like the rest of the book, you might not know all the details of what is happening, but you know enough to be horrified. It's brutal and brilliant all at the same time. I can't imagine anybody reading those opening pages and not wanting to read the rest of this series. Give it a shot, you'll be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jul 15, 2013

    With some introductory problems out of the way, the story is much improved inSecret #2. My main problem with the series continues to be the coloring. It changes page to page and even panel to panel. Different shading for seemingly no reason. I just don't get it and it bugs me. Maybe that's just a personal preference? Like I said in the last review, it's not enough to stop me from reading, but I definitely don't like it. I hope they change it, but I think I'll just have to live with it! The bottom line is that this issue is good and gives me a better feeling for the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 7, 2012

    I really liked this issue though, it didn’t surprise me as much as the first issue but that’s a difficult feat for any second issue. I really enjoyed the opening and the back and forth battle of words between Grant and James and I’m very curious to see more of the plot revealed. Hickman has had this tendency to build his stories very slowly, but the problem with doing that on a new series is that you can bore the audience. For now I’m very interested, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’ll need more with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine May 31, 2012

    The story will play out better later, but for now the art and colors elevate this book to another level. Hickman is a great story writer so I have no doubt he knows where this is going and how we're going to get there. Hopefully this is just a layover to the next destination. Because the colors and art helped this one out until we get more puzzle pieces, I give Secret #2 a solid score of 3/5. Read Full Review

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