Undertow #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Artyom Trakhanov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A Sea Locust: thirty feet of armored spines, claws that strike at the speed of sound. And it's exploding Ukinnu Alal's team by the second. They're talking mutiny on the Deliverer, and Bau Zikia's the only one standing between them and Uruku's sword.

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 17, 2014

    The relationships between the characters are now more complex and layered. Everyones motivations arent entirely clear and idealistic clash is very close on the horizon. For a book chock full of new ideas, its the old ones that prove most interesting in the second issue. A flawed but driven leader, an ambitious newcomer, and the dangers of being frontiersmen prove most engaging. These elements along with the exciting final page will have you dying of anticipation until April. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 19, 2014

    Undertow is a series that has a tremendously clever script whilst also having stunning artwork. The characters are also intriguing with the main character Anshargal having a intense presence. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 19, 2014

    Really, at the end of the day, this book has way more positives than it does negatives.Even if there are a few scenes that aren't necessarily the greatest, they aren't enough reason to not enjoy this book. And even in those scenes, at least the art is interesting to look at. And when the book hits its stride, it hits it to its fullest. There really are some hints of Image's best new book since Lazarus in here, and they're just begging to be brought to the forefront. Until then, Orlando and Trakhyom are still writing an excellent comic, that's greta both on its own merits, and because of how different and cool it is. It may very well be the best new thing out of Image since Lazarus anyways. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Mar 19, 2014

    Undertow #2 is a great follow-up issue to its opener. Its an Intriguing story that sucks you in and art that makes an alien world real. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 19, 2014

    Two issues in and I can't wait to see where this all goes. Undertow is a fascinating series that's almost a political western. I can't wait to see where it all goes, not just in the next issue, but also the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 23, 2014

    The most intriguing thing to me and probably to anyone about this comic is the story of Anshargal and Atlantis as well as Orlando and Trakhanov's take on it. I, for one, am excited to see where this series will go because it is clear that there is alot of potential here that has yet to be tapped. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 19, 2014

    Artyom is proving to be helpful in this regard. His characters are all unique with intricate details and unique color palates. His art also adds an infusion of humor in this otherwise dour world that helps to connect us with the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 21, 2014

    There's still a lot of fun and entertainment to be had with this issue; sure there are a few problems, but nothing that makes the book un-readable. This take on the underwater society is interesting because it mirrors the struggles of our own society and how we're endangering our own future with how we treat the planet. In a lot of ways the water represents our society and the land represents other planets. It's a fantastic blend of sci-fi and with Redum Anshargal as our guide; it's going to be a great trip and I for one will be there for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    melt_man Mar 28, 2014

    Ok so, yes... This was better than #1. It was better because at this point, you know that it's not taking itself seriously (when it comes to Merfolk) like snyder's Wake. The aggressive-guard-character says "god damn" multiple times after I thought that it may have been a slip. The art was solid, and even made me LOL. Not sure if I'll continue with issues, but would consider a trade paperback.

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