Black Bolt #2

Black Bolt #2

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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• Black Bolt begins to find his bearings in the remote prison to which he has been mysteriously banished.
•  And an unlikely alliance with Crusher Creel, a.k.a. the Absorbing Man, could provide the Silent King with some answers about his captor's motives and identity.
•  But not every prisoner is ready to trust the hero-turned-inmate. There are those who would see him fall...and they are more than happy to push.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 7, 2017

    Black Bolt #2 continues the exceptional work found in the debut issue and does not miss a beat. This comic is unlike anything else you will read this week and I applaud the editor who pulled this team together because this is one of those magical jam sessions that people will talk about for a long time in the future. Bring me issue #3 as fast as you can, Marvel. I want it now. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jun 12, 2017

    A worthy second issue filled with mystery, dynamic characters, and wonderfully, grand artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jun 8, 2017

    Pick this comic for Ahmed's tense, sharp writing, and deep character work. Stay for Ward's evocative art and Cowles' masterclass in lettering. All together, the package is shaping up to be one of the best new titles of the year from Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 7, 2017

    Black Bolt #2however further solidifies the title as one of Marvel's current must have books. It's far more in line with something like Tom King'sVisionin terms of relaunching a C-lister. It's got a very unique voice that feels fresh amidst Marvel's current offerings and a beautifully weird style that feels almost horror influenced. It's bleak, strange and cosmic focused goodness. If you've been left jaded by Marvel's more comedic, youth focused offerings then I'd definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 12, 2017

    Black Bolt #2's greatest strength is how different it dares to be in a story that deserves thoughtful examination of its protagonist. While the issue has its flaws, they seemed mostly in the service of getting the pieces where Ahmed wants them to be for the rest of the mini-series. The promise he made at the end of the first issue to explore themes of significant depth alongside adrenaline-filled action holds true, making this a sound book to usher in a summer of comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Jun 12, 2017

    While I enjoy the story premises and plot as it moves along,the lack of interesting characters and being mixed on the art style leaves me pretty mixed on the issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 8, 2017

    Black Bolt #2 continues to be an interesting look at one of Marvel's most mysterious characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2017

    For now, it's a very imperfect book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Ken Petti Jun 7, 2017

    Black Bolt #2 is a slow issue that seems to be a bridge to bigger things, which leaves the story feeling kinda thin and stagnant. Read Full Review

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