Alpha: Big Time #2

Alpha: Big Time #2

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Nuno Plati Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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• Alpha, inarguably the greatest super hero of his or any past and future time, has been restored to power by the Superior Spider-Man!

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 13, 2013

    Nuno Plati's artwork more resembles the last cartoon show you watched than the last superhero comic you read, but that never proves to be a bad thing. He uses simple-yet-distinct character designs to tell a clear story that expresses a wide range of emotions. During the monster fight, things do get a bit jumbled, but the encounter is so brief that it doesn't hold back the book much. Fialkov and Plati's great efforts here go a long way to show that Alpha is worth a second look, and that sympathy can even be found for a Grade A douchebag. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 13, 2013

    Joshua Hale Fialkov continues to make an unlikable character interesting. Alpha is becoming an interesting character as we see how he continues to grow and each situation he ends up in. It's a little hard to say what will happen next for Alpha. Part of the charm in this title is the fact that he doesn't fully know what he's doing and is capable of making huge mistakes. The art shines at times but others it takes a little while to get used to. We get an interesting twist at the end that continues to add to the suspense Fialkov is creating. I never thought I'd want to read more ALPHA but it's all Fialkov's fault for making him interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 14, 2013

    This issue was okay...  I guess...  I loved Alpha's inner monologue, where he was completely conflicted about giving up his powers.  I mean, who wouldn't be conflicted?  If anything, it shows growth as a character that he was even considering giving up his powers.  Other than that though, nothing really happened...  Alpha fought a big energy monster.  And went to a coffee house.  And was grabbed by a mugger.  So yes, I enjoyed this one because I'm about the biggest Alpha fan you'll find, but honestly?  This comic was kind of skippable... Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 17, 2013

    Now the concept at the end was well done but the dialogue had me in pain reading it. For the tone of the comic it almost felt too juvenile for it. I'm still interested in where the book is going if only to see if they can continue to keep a character I hated so much after two issues now be someone I felt sorry for after another two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 18, 2013

    The cliffhanger at the end of "Alpha: Big Time" #2 promises for interesting developments next issue. Fiakov's script rings true in how it tracks the aftermath of a calamitous mistake, and I look forward to more of Plati's art, as well as what may turn out to be Fiakov's ironically funny but nuanced exploration of whether power will again prove to be too much for Alpha this time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 14, 2013

    Alpha: Big Time #2 is not a perfect affair but it certainly does more than enough to earn an audience in its own right. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Mar 19, 2013

    Alpha as a character is more interesting here than he was back in the Amazing Spider-Man proper, but the artwork is much less pretty. The story is interesting, but hardly anything epic. A possible manipulation by Doc Ock is hinted at, but beyond that, nothing much is brought to the table. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Mar 14, 2013

    Alpha has yet to win me over, as a title or as a character, but I think that Fialkov may have a chance. I am at least going to finish this miniseries and see where it ends up. I hope they take some more care in ensuring that the entirety of the Marvel U history is acknowledged (I know that Alpha meets Thor soon, but maybe he should meet Venom who now lives nearby") Some characters you like right away; others you hate. Alpha has potential to go either way. It will be up to Fialkov and team to choose which way that goes. Read Full Review

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