Wayward #2

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steve Cummings Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

IMAGE COMICS' NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! Rori's uncanny senses lead her to a classmate with a dark secret...one he's willing to kill to keep hidden.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 25, 2014

    This is such a refreshing comic! I cant recommend it enough. Since there are only two issues out, there is no excuse not to give this story a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 21, 2014

    Advertising copy and promotional material describe Wayward as Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation. That may be true, but it is certainly a damn good comic book for any generation that can read. It has the kind of intrigue and sense of mystery that permeate Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe, and it crackles with the kind of magic that fills Harry Potter. I imagine that quite a few comic book readers will be eagerly awaiting each new issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 26, 2014

    What can I say, another mindblowing issue from a great team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 25, 2014

    Wayward #2 gives readers more world building, a new character, more reach to Rori's power and a deeper characterization of our heroine. It is no less compelling than the first issue, utterly beautiful and only $2.99. This issue is great for readers who like a female protagonist and urban fantasy, but ought to be read by everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Sep 23, 2014

    I'm very happy I picked up the second issue of this series. While Wayward did manage to keep me interested after issue one, I can strongly see myself following this series week after week. Jim Zub pays respects to existing Japanese storytelling and this issue carries a lot of sincerity within the storytelling. The art looks fantastic and it's a pleasure to scan the detailed backgrounds that feel authentic to Japan. This creative team matches up well together. I can tell a lot of care went into crafting both the characters and story and the result is something very unique. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Sep 24, 2014

    Wayward continues with an incredibly strong second outing that is vivid and eye-catching. Don't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 23, 2014

    Wayward #2 is another striking entry for a new franchise that balances quite a few themes combined with a resilient protagonist and some varied monsters to boot. Two issues in and I can say that this is something that deserves a spot on your pull-list. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 24, 2014

    A new character is introduced this time around, a boy named Shirai. Im not quite sure what role he will ultimately play, though he has his own strange powers to him. Im sure they come with a turbulent past as well. My worry is that hell become some kind of love interest and Wayward will devolve into teen romance. That worry is probably unfounded, but it is there. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Sep 23, 2014

    Still building up towards something big, but quite good anyway Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Sep 26, 2014

    The story starts good, with Rori adjusting to Japan and trying to process what she experienced withAyane. School goes as planned but there is something wrong and it feels too soon in the story for something supernatural to happen even if is just a feeling. Also we notice Rori has a self-destructive way of handling pressure, this is actually a good subject to touch on a coming of age story were the main character comes from a broken family, but again with the weird feeling of something supernatural and then this happening, I think it should be vice versa, more school, than self-destructive behavior and then the supernatural weird feeling. Also we realize what is wrong very easily and the issue resolves as if nothing major had happened. Otherwise it is a fun read. The art is marvelous and so are the colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    This was a solid issue. Not too much happened though it seems that for now we might be taking more time to learn about what other supernatural mysteries lurk within Japan. Hopefully this will lead to more clarity as to what Rori can do and who Ayane is because if we are taking elements from Buffy, character development is everything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Sep 23, 2014

    Supernatural beings, a deep and confused main character and fantastic art make Wayward issue #2 a must read for this week. I recommend this series. We are only at issue #2 and the debut issue is ready for second printing.  Do yourself a favour and pick this up. Even if you can't find issue #1 this issue explains enough of what happened that it can serve as a jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 14, 2014

    Wayward hits its second issue well enough by expanding on some of the mysteries a little bit, getting Rori to adjust to the new school setting and its own cultural issues, and bringing in a new player for her to have someone else to connect with in a public setting where she can feel less alone. There's definitely some good stuff in here and Steve Cummings really gives it a good feeling throughout, especially when combined with the color choices and vibrancy used here – particularly in the digital edition. Zub's script continue to move well and has some solid dialogue about it, but the sudden introduction of her cutting aspect is surprising and I'm wondering how far that will go and if there really is a deeper meaning to it to be explored. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Sep 24, 2014

    For a second issue, Wayward isn't wasting any time getting to what the comic will be about. Not only are people basically flying already, but it's also certain now that once this first arc is over Rori will have an eclectic supporting cast. Whether this title will function better with less exclusive focus on Rori is hard to say, but I wish Ayane would make her return next issue. Cross fingers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Sep 24, 2014

    Wayward #2 is not a bad book, it's really not. But it is one that needs work done and more fleshing out. The story here has a good foundation, the main character remains interesting and the artwork is great. However, the writing needs some strengthening, the pacing is questionable, and the supporting cast needs more development to truly succeed. I'll be sticking with this to see if it gets better, but at this point, I would recommend some mangas with similar premises and ideas over this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flip Geeks - Julius Sambo Oct 8, 2014

    Wayward is an interesting comic. It's filled with oddity"monsters and spirits and unexplained magical powers. However, minus the premise and the great looking art, Wayward has nothing else going for it. The slow pacing of the story and the needless and lengthy expositions are banes that really compel me to drop the title. Either that or these stories aren't just my kind of tea. Do pick up Wayward if you're into any of the following: Japanese culture, characters with lots of cats following her around, and American comics inspired by anime/manga. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 24, 2014

    When Wayward does get moving, it cracks along at a pace. The new characters add new layers to the potential for this story, although it seems to have already sidelined the main bit of intrigue from the first issue, instead replacing it with an awkward bit of teen angst. It can be hoped that Zub addresses the notion of self-harm in more depth in coming issues, as it makes for a disturbing development as a segue between scenes. Read Full Review

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