Spread #2

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Kyle Strahm Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Raiders. Slavers. A gigantic Spreadworm. A hungry baby. No has problems.

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Aug 9, 2014

    In this second installment into ‘Spread,' Jordan continues telling a compelling introduction while Strahm delivers on art that compliments perfectly what you're reading. We're still only scratching the surface when it comes to the secrets of this world that they've created and if there is a downside, it's that we have to wait a full month to find out more. If you are looking for a fun new take on an apocalyptic world that doesn't directly involve aliens or the undeadm I highly suggest picking this series up as we're only two issues in! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Aug 7, 2014

    Justin Jordan, Kyle Strahm and Felipe Sobreiro have managed to bottle that sense of uneasy, sleep-with-one-eye-open anticipation of horror in "Spread". While it is still very early days and momentum will surely be built as the story goes along, Jordan's use of larger self-contained issues has allowed a sense of narrative to form in only two issues. There's really no telling where this story will go, but one thing's for sure: it's going to be a hell of a ride getting there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 6, 2014

    Spread continues to". well spread, with the intense story, and wonderful character development making it a series that's easily loveable, gore and all. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 8, 2014

    Spread is one of the most freakishly frightening, bizarre, most fun, and downright awesome comic on shelves right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 5, 2014

    Get this title now. Honestly, you'll thank me when you do. It has action, emotion, violence, strong writing and great artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Aug 6, 2014

    I continue to dig this book for its interesting, stomach-churning post-apocalyptic story, Jordan's minimalist approach to dialogue and Strahm and Sobreiro's gnarly art. Spread it on, Bastards! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 6, 2014

    SPREAD #2 offers more of what we saw in the first chapter: thrilling and violent action, a good look at this scary world and the monsters -- both human and other -- that inhabit it, and a decent amount of buildup with the protagonist and his goal. Right now, the villains don't feel like anything out of the ordinary and we haven't seen significant progress with the main narrative, but it's still a totally engrossing ride. SPREAD's blatantly inspired by several great franchises and even though it draws strong parallels to other stories, it's still able to feel like its own unique and warped tale. Fans of stories like The Last of Us or John Carpenter's The Thing, do yourself a favor and give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Aug 6, 2014

    Spread despite criticism it may be receiving is indeed its own thing and not something to be ignored. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 5, 2014

    This is an improvement on the last issue as the world is expanded and the action remains epic and exciting. Can they please draw the baby more realistically though? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 9, 2014

    Spread has two great things going for it: a strong lead character and an excellent monster cache. These two things make the comic book something different on the marketplace. The artwork and most of the narration help this book turn into something a little extra. If the book can stay away from the theatrics of the Walking Dead's chief villains then I think the comic has great potential. This issue is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Aug 6, 2014

    Strong art has kept this young series from being a disappointment so far. Strahm is buying time for the story to develop into something more interesting. Weak characters make this fast-paced story less impacting than it should have been. There are so many great comics coming out every week that young comics really must excel in the early going in order to distinguish themselves from the pack and I'm not sure that this series has done enough of that yet. It's not unreasonable to expect better from this team going forward as they are talented enough to deliver something better than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F Hollingsworth Aug 6, 2014

    Forrest Hollingsworth is a freelance writer and comic enthusiast. You can find him on twitter: @F_o_r_r_e_s_t Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 5, 2014

    Unfortunately, there really isn't anything too noteworthy in this second issue, but it's still a solid comic. Fans of the post-apocalyptic thriller genre should pick it up and the causal reader may dig it. I suggest picking up the previous book and see if it is appealing. Read Full Review

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