Defenders #2

Defenders #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez unite to bring you the next great super-team, in the tradition of NEW AVENGERS!
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  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 12, 2017

    I look forward to seeing how all this will play out in the third issue when it is released next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brandon Davis Jul 9, 2017

    THE DEFENDERS #2 is a strong follow-up to the debut issue, introducing cast members and expanding upon a powerful team dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 28, 2017

    Action packed, well paced, and very cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 2, 2017

    This is quickly becoming one of Marvels best comics on the stand. The dialogue is witty, the characters are well represented, and the action is fast and frequent. The pacing does make the comic feel like it comes and goes fairly quickly, but that aside, it is well worth your time and money. Its a fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 1, 2017

    As you'd expect from writer Brian Michael Bendis, the dialogue is fast, funny and very real - and the reactions of each character are likewise. The art by David Marquez is excellent, with striking layouts and powerful character designs. Throw in some clever plot twists and several guest appearances, and you have a series that doesn't slow down for a moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 30, 2017

    The Defenders #2 is an excellent issue and really has set this series as a must-read for Marvel fans. For now not being caught up in all of the"events" or happenings in the Marvel Universe is really helping this series tell a grounded story that fits perfectly for these "street level" heroes. While it is great that this story has not yet been caught up in Marvels Secret Empire event I do love seeing these short cameos by other Marvel Heroes and villains, it entrenches this series in the Marvel Universe while not having it control the story being told. It looks like Marvel might have a legitimate hit on their hands with great writing and art The Defenders is off to a fantastic start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 28, 2017

    Back on the beat and settling in a New York groove The Defenders #2 avoids a lot of Bendis’s second issue pitfalls and stands as a solid capitalization on the debut’s bombast. That isn’t to say this issue completely avoids some of Bendis’s tried-and-true (and perhaps even overused) hallmarks, but what it lacks in development it more than makes up for in characterization and gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Donald Hudec Jun 28, 2017

    Whereas Luke Cage took a strong spotlight in the premiere issue, the second issue focuses much more on Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil. Each cast member is given their time to shine equally as Cage takes a backseat. David Marquez is becoming one of my favorite current artists at Marvel. He continues to impress, his lines are at the same time clean and edgy. And Bendis delivers another strong, action packed issue here. He really knows each of these characters inside and out. This is the book, and these are the characters, that Bendis is meant to be writing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 1, 2017

    The Defenders may be the most corporately-mandated comic I have ever read. This is the sort of fluff comic that Brian Michael Bendis could write in his sleep. It might as well say "Officially licensed from Netflix" on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 3, 2017

    Despite stellar work from David Marquez, "Defenders" #2 is out of touch with the individual personalities of Marvel's Netflix heroes. Read Full Review

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