Dark Ages #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 54
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth's heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the world. Our post-apocalyptic world is about to face Apocalypse.

RATED T+

  • 10
    BGCP - Jerd Noise Oct 10, 2021

    The first two issues have covered a lot of ground as far as set up. We've had a lot of exposition but it's had it's fair share of smart ideas, heart, horror, action and gorgeous art. We're now poised to get into the meat of the story and I want to dig in. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 7, 2021

    Taylor's second entry in this series is filled with promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Oct 6, 2021

    Marvel's Dark Ages #2 by Tom Taylor is a ray of light. It is different. We have experimented with various realities etc over the years, but this one is a little bit different. A-Listers from both sides of good and evil are all brought together to survive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 6, 2021

    Dark Ages #2 fleshes out its version of the Marvel Universe, with heroes united for a better cause and one villain threatening to burn it all down. Even though the series is only two issues deep, it's hooked me, and I wouldn't mind seeing more spinoffs in the vein of Injustice orDCeasedset in this universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 6, 2021

    Dark Ages #2 is a fantastic second issue. The first setup the world to come and this issue gives us the conflict to come while also going over the history that was. Such a solid story that it's one to not be missed and feels like a classic Marvel alternate future in the making. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 6, 2021

    Dark Ages #2 sets up a great new world that is a joy to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Oct 11, 2021

    If a reader were to jump into this series with this issue, very little would be lost, and it's a fun issue overall with the various characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 6, 2021

    Dark Ages #2 continues to trend in a super fun way, asking fans to sit back and see where it goes. Sure, it's not the only mini-event going on right now, but it may be the boldest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 9, 2021

    Tom Taylor and Iban Coello do an excellent job doing a lot of world building in Dark Ages #2 coming off the events of the first issue. The world is fully developed as we learn where various heroes, villains, and other types of characters are in the flash forward for Dark Ages. Apocalypse being set-up as the big bad creates a lot of interest in how our heroes will respond once they find out what the villain is up to. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Oct 8, 2021

    I think the writing and pacing in this issue was a little weaker than the first, but I dont think anyonewho was on board for the concept should be shaken off continuing with the book for now. Coellosart is solid and is worth slowing down to appreciate. I look forward to seeing what Taylor can donow that things seem to be set up for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 6, 2021

    Dark Ages is rushing past the most interesting ideas on the page to deliver something we have all read before and that is a dreadfully dull decision. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SurvivorLiv Jan 16, 2022

    Another great issue that continues to set up exactly what this will be. One thing that I appreciate about this series is that it is not fully a dark series. The world is post apocalyptic and gritty, but Taylor is sure to tell a story of cooperation and hope even when things fall apart. I think many stories in this vein tend to dive way too deep into the edginess, but this series maintains an even yet varied tone. The art and inks continue to be superb. The inclusion of Purple Man, who I always think of due to his depiction in the Jessica Jones Netflix show, was really rad and I cannot wait to see the other characters this series utilizes.

  • 10
    cincyfan Oct 10, 2021

    Wow this is shaping up to be a amazing story

  • 10
    Tarun Joga Oct 8, 2021

    Great!!

  • 10
    BigCliff Oct 7, 2021

    This issue concludes all the set up for Taylor's story. We get a glimpse of the many characters, hopefully even more, in the story & we get the villains big plan. Fun issue.

  • 9.5
    Stormwrath Oct 6, 2021

    I loved the start of this book, Tom Taylor created such an interesting universe that I want to see more of.

    The part they developt the main plot was also great, but I would prefer having Apocalypse to convince Tony, but the purple man was fine.

    Iban Coello's redesigns are fantastic, 10/10 new costumes

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 7, 2021

    I went into this series in a cynical mood. I thought we'd just get DCeased, but Marvel's version. That wasn't something I felt like reading. Fortunately, this series has already firmly separated itself from that comparison, and is all the better for it.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Oct 6, 2021

    Dunno about any of u guys but I enjoyed it

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 16, 2022

    Peter Parker narrates us through how the superheroes super-heroically work to rebuild civilization after the EMP disaster. But as promised by the end of #1, Apocalypse is out there pursuing villainous goals via villainous means. This is setup, like the last issue, but I liked it more because it felt immediate and present-tense in exactly the way #1 didn't. The art's still great, which also helps.

  • 8.0
    imderekreide Nov 13, 2021

    Super whacky, dark, and extremely intriguing as a concept. Still absolutely onboard.

  • 8.0
    Hydro-Man Oct 9, 2021

    First, Tom Taylor… Just like there are people who will automatically praise everything he writes, there’s now a group forming who automatically hate everything he writes. That’s probably due to what he is doing recently over at DC. He is not “exploring” social issues as much as just jamming his viewpoints down everyone’s throat. Anyone who says otherwise is full of shit. He and DC can continue doing this at their own peril. Next retailer summit should be lots of fun.

    That said, Dark Ages makes me glad that Taylor can still tell an entertaining story when he gets out of his own way. Did he manage to sneak in a few digs on climate snd borders? Yeah, but it wasn’t the focal point of the story like in Soy of Kal-El. Wha more

  • 8.0
    Rachit Mittal Oct 6, 2021

    Interested how superheroes built a world without electricity. Getting a huge ancient era esque vibes.
    Pretty interested where it goes.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 17, 2021

    It's refreshing to see an a post-apocalyptic setting that isn't a total hellhole. I kind of doubt the environment would improved with a constant global EMP pulse considering you could fall back on coal for heat and fossil fuel powered steam engines. The last pages are crazy; I won't spoil them, but they are the main reason I'm still reading.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Oct 8, 2021

    Ehh. I mean its not bad. I like how they figured out how to live but, the whole apocolypse thing is just not what I wanted out of this. Its pretty decent overall though.

  • 5.0
    MestreLevy Jan 15, 2022

    def just more bunch of cliches and poor writing, dropping this one

  • 3.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Oct 7, 2021

    An apology I really thought it was the publisher, but no, it's the writer. Even though he's not doing the horrors that he usually does in DC, his writing is bad. Diablos has excellent characters that he does not know how to exploit. Frustrating is this man.

  • 3.5
    Merlyn Oct 6, 2021

    Another dumb issue that has no ground to stand on at any level.

  • 3.0
    DoorMan Oct 6, 2021

    Rating would have been much higher if not for Taylor's cringy propaganda.

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