The Violent #2

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Desperation leads to murder.

  • 9.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Umair Zafar Jan 13, 2016

    Another really strong chapter in this crime story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jan 13, 2016

    What comes next? Mason doesn't have much in the way of leads, as his wife has apparently fallen back on old bad habits. Will he be able to find her? And will his actions here catch up to him before he can find Becky? Ed Brisson is right about second issues being the real litmus test of a book's quality. If the first sets up the basic premise of the book, the second is where theme is teased out. Based on that, we're in for a good book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Jan 14, 2016

    As a whole, this story about one familyis overwhelmingly tragic. The sense of helplessness is almost tear inducing, because you know how it feels to be so completely without control. As the situations take a tailspin, the sympathy for the much-needed smoke breaks and beers the characters indulge in is real, and you don't fault them for any of their minor flaws. It's easy marginalize low-income families, especially when addiction problems and professional instability are added to the mix, but The Violent helps humanize the difficulties of a life where people are still trying their best. Whether or not the story ends in a triumphant return to whatever “normalcy” they once knew, there will always bea sadness that tints the story. Forget superheroes. Real life is hard, and we don't need anything extraordinary to bring us to that conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Jan 13, 2016

    The events of the book really do stay with the reader and the more one dwells on the issues the series raises, it becomes apparent that this is an important and cleverly constructed book that deserves considerable attention and discussion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 18, 2016

    All told, if you were into the first issue, this one won't disappoint. Ed Brisson and Adam Gorham are deftly spinning out tough break after tough break, and it's hard to look away. Read Full Review

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