Shutter #2

Shutter #2

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Leila Del Luca Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Kate Kristopher has been kidnapped by a robot, a few rat kids in cute outfits and a bunch of ninja ghosts. Luckily the NYPD pursues them in their flying saucers. Everything goes horribly wrong. Death happens.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 14, 2014

    Shutter #2 is a great step up from the last issue, ushering out the slow and uneventful feel for the most part and replacing it with a high octane and exciting ride that'll certainly have some of the most memorable images of the week for you, if not the entire month. The writing stepped it up, the action was incredible to look at it, the artwork was fantastic, and it honestly really makes you want to see where the comic goes from here. Easily worth your time, even if you were on the fence with last issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 15, 2014

    Shutter is the kind of book that makes you wish you didn't have to blink, a rousing adventure yarn that's fantastical in all the best ways. Issue #2 improves on the already great debut, offering a wild world filled with wow moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 13, 2014

    To accompany the strong writing, Leila Del Duca's art is truly something to behold (Really appreciated the Wes Anderson casting calls in issue #1). Where the first issue had beautiful shots from the moon, this issue throws you smack dab in the middle of a chaotic world and will have you feeling like things are back to normal when you see a gorilla doctor. The colors by Owen Gieni are extremely well done; giving everything a classic, yet futuristic feel, and really making it come alive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Alex Smith May 13, 2014

    Shuttermay not be the knockout punch that certain Image series instantly become, but try telling it that. Already making a name and building a consistent framework for a long-lasting, legitimate series, the book willsoon be unstoppable. As much fun as the first issue was, this second one tops it in every way. Come for the battling animals and evil robots, stay for the thickening plot and futuristically relatable main characters. Once Shutternails the emotional moments, it'll be garnering plenty"Best Of"" awards. For now, don't miss a chance to get an early start on the next big thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Lanza May 14, 2014

    Image is definitely on a roll lately with their original offerings. Even though they advertise the book as a mix of Fables meets Y: The Last Man, I could say Shutter is just as much a product of the success of Saga, Black Science, and Manhattan Projects. Which is a compliment. I'm wondering if the explosion of great new stories will come to an end soon, or if this recent proliferation will burn out as these books fight for an audience. I hope there's room for everyone at this party, because it's a great time for comic lovers to sample a little bit of everything and find that it all tastes pretty damn great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 14, 2014

    "Shutter" #2 is a seriously delightful fantasy/adventure that's difficult not to like. Del Duca's imaginative art plays incredibly well with Keatinge's whimsical story, and both creators excel at keeping readers guessing and eagerly anticipating next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris May 14, 2014

    Shutter is a story about a lot of things, but right now it seems to be focusing on struggle. The struggle to find the willpower to keep moving forward, to keep looking for the answers to your questions no matter what the world throws at you - a human condition we can all relate to. This creative team is doing things their way, and the product continues to be a beautiful and engaging comic that is absolutely worth the price of entry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II May 14, 2014

    Shutter is a story that has not quite got started as of yet, but I have already been dazzled by it. I have no idea where it is going, but I know that I am going along for the ride. I have seen more sheer creativity crammed into two issues that I can't help but to want more. I can't wait to see what will happen next. The one thing for certain that I know is that it will be creative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian May 14, 2014

    SHUTTER has definitely piqued my curiosity; it's a completely different world from anything else in comics right now, and there's so much to unpack. It's also fantastic to look at; I'm truly fascinated by Leila Del Duca's imaginative pages. They're bold, they're high-energy, and they're just so full of amazing details that I want to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 15, 2014

    It's playing some games with us, but "Shutter" is a lot of fun all the same. Part of it is the gorgeousness of Del Duca's work; part of it is the emotionality lurking somewhere under all the antics; and part of it is probably the antics themselves, depending on your tastes as a reader. In any case, "Shutter" is a lively read, and it promises some hard-hitting revelations in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 15, 2014

    The book itself looks visually amazing and is very weird (but in a good way) indeed. Whilst it may not be to everyones tastes, Shutter continues to establish itself as a solid book that should have readers coming back for the next issue, with some excellent pencils provided from Leila Del Duca along with a fun and imaginative script by Joe Keatinge that should not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin May 13, 2014

    Shutter continues to be a fabulous series as despite the slightly busy opening it was a fantastic read. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune May 13, 2014

    It's not the zany, over-the-top world Kate lives in that will be bringing me back for issue 3. This feels strange to say, seeing as the zany was what drew me to the book when it was being previewed. It was the lack of development of that world that was my biggest criticism of issue 1. Now that I've seen a little more of what Keatinge has in mind for the landscape of Shutter, I've realised that it's not as interesting as the characters that live in it, and that I think may actually be the point. So give it a read. It's definitely worth it, but more for the potential that's hiding behind the ridiculous. Oh, and look out for that one page; it's a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez May 15, 2014

    The art of Shutter # 2 is beautiful, my favorite page is where the three lions in the flying car attack the chicken. The mane of the lions is flying, their faces are portrait according to the task they are doing at the moment, concentrated, agitated, ferocious. The flying car looks like is flying by itself and there is a paper as background. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson May 20, 2014

    Shutter #2 is cool. Shutter #1 was cool. There is a ton of potential wrapped up in this series that I look forward to watching Keatinge and del Duca mine. Its a sci-fi adventure featuring a dynamic female protagonist who hasnt been Mary Sued to death and is absolutely worth picking up. Read Full Review

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