The Autumnlands #2

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Ben Dewey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

After the shattering disaster last issue, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened. And things get worse.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 2, 2014

    Anyone who may have had mixed feelings after reading the first issue of Tooth & Claw should really try this one. Everything feels tighter and reads more smoothly from front to back. Busiek shows his experience at being able to submerge readers into his stories, making Tooth & Claw easy for average readers to enjoy. By the conclusion of this issue, readers are left to wonder what happens next. Things have been set up pretty well in Tooth & Claw and it'll be interesting to see where the story will go from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Anderson Dec 5, 2014

    Issue two of Tooth and Claw built upon the tragedy in issue one, showcasing the skill and power available to the sorcerers that brought about their city's destruction, but quickly reminds the audience that there are those who hate them and they are quite capable of slaughtering mages with ease. We gain an answer to last issue's cliff hanger, yet walk away with more questions regarding the Champion and what their role in the story will ultimately be. There was great action, subtle plot building, and it was gorgeous to look at the whole way through. This series is definitely sinking its claws in deep. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 2, 2014

    By issue's end there are more questions than answers and more threats to our protagonists which should make any reader salivate in anticipation. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 8, 2014

    Second issues are always tough, and "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #2 is one of the best second issues I've read recently. Gorgeous, imaginative and only $2.99, it's easily one of the best deals around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Dec 4, 2014

    If you skipped out on the first issue, you may want to rethink your decision. Tooth & Claw #2 further expands on the first issue with some very interesting story and character development with the same beautiful art and character design. If this book continues to develop this way, Tooth & Claw may very well become a classic fantasy tale that everyone will want to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 7, 2014

    The contrast between human and animal is done perfectly; man is colored in swaths of blood, dirt and darkness. And while the animals are all clothed in fine raiment, the man spends the entire issue " throughout a vicious battle, no less " completely nekkid. This wonderful dichotomy, illustrated visually and verbally between the savage human and the civilized, urbane fauna he defends takes this comic beyond "great" and close to "classic in the making". It's another piece of absolutely top-notch fiction from Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Mike Ferri Dec 7, 2014

    While the second issue solves the series first mystery in the appearance of the Great Champion, it mostly serves to ask even more questions. Fortunately it also does a spectacular job of making the readers care about the answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 6, 2014

    If Busiek doesn't speed things up in future issues or give us a greater sense of the character's interior lives, this could become one to trade-wait, but don't you dare pass it by. With incredible images and an engrossing voice behind it, this series may well be a classic before long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Dec 6, 2014

    I don't have much more to say about Tooth and Claw #2 except go buy it, and make sure you follow this series avidly from now on. With some absolutely beautiful art, a cast of interesting characters, and a story with plenty of promise this is shaping up to be one awesome series. The fact that it's still only $2.99 is just the cherry on top. So I'll say one more time: buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Dec 2, 2014

    Benjamin Dewey is a fantastic artist. His sense of mood with the panels, makes the comic exciting to read. When the battle happens the art is on par with the rating with keeping up the pace. It is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 4, 2014

    Building off the catastrophic events of his debut, Kurt Busiek returns to further shake up the world he so meticulously constructed. The result is another solid and intriguing chapter, buoyed by the somewhat expected reveal of the newly resurrected Champion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Erik Guenther Dec 2, 2014

    Colourist Jordie Bellaire remains the highlight of the creative team, setting the mood for the series with an understated palette. Artist Benjamin Dewey clearly enjoys bringing these fantastic creatures to life and steps up to the plate when illustrating a lengthy action sequence late into the issue. Finally, Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels) is slowly moving Tooth & Claw forward, but it has yet to prove to be an engaging story, nor to have any of the characters developed much. Perhaps, the introduction of the Grand Champion will move things forward positively in subsequent issues. The question is how many readers will stick around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - louis whiteford Dec 6, 2014

    The best part about The Great Champion is Ben Dewey having the guts to draw his exposed genitals. There's nothing more frustrating than supposedly adult comics that have to cover up all the crotches. The worst part about The Great Champion is that he's a human. This comic is already built on a foundation of race and class struggle, so The Great Champion being a strapping, white, human feels like a big step backward. His first action of murdering the oppressed buffalos feels like a 100 meter dash backward. Surely, there's a reason for all of this, and surely Busiek will spend the future getting more familiar with the true nature of The Great Champion, but I'm incapable of caring. This is some very disheartening bloodshed. Read Full Review

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