Velvet #2

Velvet #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

On the run from her own agency, Velvet must find out what really got Agent X-14 killed, and the only way to do that is retrace his steps... and that's a pathway of dead bodies, ruined lives, and angry mercenary soldiers. And along the way, one of Velvet's darkest secrets is revealed.

Don't miss the second issue of this white-hot new series, from the hit creators of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER saga!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 4, 2013

    Should you be reading VELVET? We often see people complain about buying/reading the same thing over and over again each month. Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser are giving us something different. As a spy thriller with a female lead, we're getting plenty of action and intrigue as we discover what Velvet is all about. This comic delivers a great story with great art and phenomenal colors. The question shouldn't be should you read it; the question is why aren't you reading it? Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 4, 2013

    Most series that have a strong first issue sometimes don't live up to the hype with the second and vice versa but Velvet's second issue is a great follow up to a strong first. This is looking to be a real solid and engaging series that most people will be able to find some enjoyment in. This is a series that you can introduce to people who "don't like comics" and completely change their minds and views on the medium in general. Velvet is an example of simplicity done well by two professionals in their fields and making this story universally accessible to anyone who enjoys an action thriller no matter the medium. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 4, 2013

    We're seeing more and more comics with stories that are centered around female leads. Growing up, I read a lot of superhero comics. I would say that about ninety-eight percent of them were focused on male characters. I wasn't one of those guys who was obsessed with Wonder Woman. Personally, I don't really like her, but I've come around with age. I think that Velvet is going into my pull list from now on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 4, 2013

    This is a must read for fans of the genre but also for those who want great storytelling, plenty of action and a main character that's easy to embrace as powerful, no-nonsense hero. There's still plenty to discover along the way as each step forward and closer to the truth puts not only Velvet but those close to her in danger. Velvet is a terrific story with tremendous upside for what still lies ahead. This is simply as solid as it gets! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Dec 5, 2013

    The bulk of the book focuses on Velvet's escape through the streets of London, and it's her voice that carries us through. In just two issues, the creative team has developed a character that's three-dimensional. Her internal strength and resourcefulness are as evident in her body language as they are in her narration. The sense of urgency is palpable on every page. We're there with Velvet as she plots escape routes, daringly steals moving motorcycles, and bashes in more than a few heads. It's the kind of book that leaves you deeply unsatisfied when you reach the last page, not because it was inadequate, but because you've run out of pages and have to wait weeks for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Lawrence Arboleda Dec 6, 2013

    In just two issues, Velvet already warrants top of the pile honors in anybody's pull-list. It has the trappings common in many existing spy stories but with a fresh approach that can catapult the genre to breaking new ground. Velvet Templeton is a nuanced, interesting character with lots of potential. There's also this unique aura about her that just pulls you in as a reader. Or maybe, just maybe, it's a secret thing we all have with secretaries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 6, 2013

    How glorious is it to have comics like this on the market? It's a competent and confident piece of work by creators who know what they're doing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 4, 2013

    Stylish, exciting, and smart, Velvet is another win for the unstoppable force of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jason Motes Dec 8, 2013

    If you're interested in gritty noir, look no further. The early 70s setting is unique for comic storytelling and works excellently here. It's just fresh and different. It's nice to break away from traditional super heroes every so often and Brubaker and Epting have delivered something really fantastic here. Like I said, I didn't quite love this issue as much as the first one, so I'm just going to deduct the tiniest bit, but I still heartily endorse this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 6, 2013

    Brubaker ties in plenty of action with a high-speed chase that will have your eyes glued to the pages. Teaming with the superb talent of artists Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser, this story is a visual stunner, and should very well propel itself to the top five titles of your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Dec 4, 2013

    Velvet has turned out to be one of the best series Image has put out in quite some time. It's fun, action packed, and dramatic, and really pulls the reader into its story. If you are looking for a new series to read and want something a bit darker and action packed, then it's not too late to get into Velvet! I'm giving Velvet #2 a 4.5/5. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Dec 8, 2013

    So far, these two issues having given readers a lot of intense, fast-paced story, which is promising for the future. Although there are no guarantees, this seems like a book that wont linger too long on a story element or scene. It will, if the first two issues are an indication, portray the moment well and then move on. Velvet #2 is another promising book to start this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Dec 6, 2013

    James Bond has nothing on Velvet Templeton. This spy book will thrill readers and instantly draws its audience in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 4, 2013

    Velvet #2 is a solid book overall. It didn't push the story forward as much as I hoped, but it still was a fantastic time as it expanded on the character and showed what she was capable of. Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for some good spy action. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Dec 5, 2013

    Brubaker and Epting can do a book like this in their sleep. Their seemingly effortless ability to create an enjoyable, albeit simple (sor far) spy story means that this was a book you could trust to pick up without reading a review of it. Their names alone are marks of quality. What I can tell you is that you'll be getting a book that lives up to their unique pedigrees and delivers yet another female protagonist to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 12, 2013

    A really strong second issue fills in a bit of Velvet's past (at least to the man given the job of chasing her) as well as reveals a skeleton in her closet that might come back to haunt both her and the Director. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Dec 5, 2013

    At two issues in, Velvet would already benefit from having a recap or character recap page. Other than the main character, I didnt remember who was who until it was mentioned in the book. This is bound to be a story of characters with many motivations and a recap page would serve it well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Dec 6, 2013

    Without taking a break, “Velvet” #2 continues to keep the excitement running at full speed. If you're a huge fan of espionage thrillers, you're definitely going to enjoy the action sequences in the “Velvet” series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 6, 2013

    "Velvet" is yet another in an incredible year of launches from Image Comics. I don't know where this story is headed but these storytellers seem as confident as Velvet Templeton that they'll figure it out and I'm happy to be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan Dec 10, 2013

    Velvet is one of the tightest and rightest (and brilliant) books coming out today, so do not be deterred- it's definitely a series that will gel beautifully when read back-to-back, but month-to-month it is still delivering some of the finest work from two of comics' greatest creators. Read Full Review

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