The Surface #2

The Surface #2

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Langdon Foss, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

There's a traitor on the team, and a cityship arriving into the morphing utopia of The Surface will change everything. Just as the team finds what they were looking for—they are threatened by forces that might tear them apart!

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 12, 2015

    Delving a bit deeper, Michel Foucaults An Archeology of Knowledge and Grant Morrisons Animal Man are on the same level of discussing discourse about The Surface. Its completely self-referential to what we see could be true. The Surface is a paradoxical post-modern matrix. At only the second issue, I obviously have a lot of thoughts about it. Its not complete yet, nor is it the greatest piece of fiction of all time, but its an important text already that adds to comics as a whole and continuing a tradition of metafiction that engages the reader to read and reflect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Apr 8, 2015

    If you are willing to take the ride I have a feeling you'll be rewarded in the end. This book is challenging what a comic can be and much like Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison, Ales Kot is a writer whose reputation for pushing he boundaries of the medium will only continue to grow. The Surface is floating to the top of my pull list and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Apr 9, 2015

    The challenging nature of The Surface might narrow its potential audience, but if existential, dystopian sci-fi is your thing, there's plenty to get your teeth into here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 9, 2015

    There are a number of amazingly enthralling concepts at play in The Surface already and the series has only existed for two issues. After the events of this second chapter, it looks as though the book could shift dramatically in the next chapter. At the very least, after these two issues, it is quite difficult to have any idea about what to expect next. This is not a series for everyone, though it does not need to be in order to be a well made story. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Mario Apr 10, 2015

    Continuing the journey down the "rabbit hole" in a trippy story, with incredible, vibrant and weird art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 7, 2015

    In summary, this is a strong follow-up to a bonkers opening issue. Does it make sense? No, not completely, but that is very much part of the point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Apr 8, 2015

    Overall, I still don't hate The Surface, and I think its second issue is a much better, more intriguing and well-constructed read than its mis-paced number one. But particularly Kot has a lot of ground to cover if he wants to make it more appealing as a strong work of metafiction on anything but a visual level alone. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Latest Pull - Barry Donnelly Apr 8, 2015

    What good I can say about The Surface is Langdon Foss's pencils and Jeordi Bellaire's colors communicate the psychedelic experience far better than the script. The detail shown in the strange world is well matched to the use of pleasing vibrant colors during the ecstasy and the transition to dark red colors during the bad part ending to the trip. The only potential saving grace of The Surface is that in the future we might find that this story and experimental format work better if read in the trade paperback format. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Apr 7, 2015

    No, not really. Despite some truly amazing artwork The Surface is just not a comic book that I can connect to. If you do understand this comic, I am extremely happy for you, but I just do not want to spend the money and effort trying to decode a comic book when there are so many great books out there that I am able to follow without contacting code talkers. Read Full Review

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