Killmonger #2

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

CAN'T KILL THE KING!
All he wants is Ulysses Klaw. But to get his revenge, Erik Killmonger will have to take a job from the deadliest man in New York City: Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime. Four targets - four assassins. Assuming, that is, that Erik can trust his newfound teammates...
PARENTAL ADVISORY

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Dec 19, 2018

    It's a complex, powerful, and beautiful issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 20, 2018

    What makes the entire issue additionally compelling is the brilliantly detailed art by Juan Ferreyra. There are some breathtaking panels in this issue and they complement the pace of the story well. The last three pages build to a crescendo as the final reveal is expertly done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Dec 24, 2018

    Although this series does not have the Max label it feels like a spiritual successor to many of those series that deal with more complex themes and impactful violence. The violence here is by no means exploitative. Rather it is used well to further empathize the stakes of this new underground world Killmonger has fallen into. Taking a life is not without major consequences and Erik is coming to realize what it will take to complete his mission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 27, 2018

    This issue made me do an about face on this series.  Byan Hill and Juan Ferreyra have made a believer out of me and I cant wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 31, 2018

    Killmonger takes a back seat this issue to a supporting character whose motivations are all over the place, which is disappointing after the first issue's focused and character-driven set-up. There are some decent character moments, but ultimately nothing that moves Killmonger's character forward any. If you turn your brain off where the plot is concerned it's a decent read, but I highly doubt that's what Hill had in mind. Juan Ferreyra's art is the main draw here, although this issue's cliffhanger could definitely provide the shot in the arm next issue needs to get the story back on track. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 21, 2018

    This book showed a lot of promise but the amount of missed opportunities to set "Year One" Killmonger apart from other villainous backstories sent its stock sliding south faster than the Cowboys' playoff chances. It's not unsalvageable but anyone who has already invested in this book early won't see much intellectual return. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DGalek12 Jan 16, 2019

    KILLMONGER #2 is just as brilliant as it's debut series. Seeking revenge and fueled with anger, young Erik joins the team of 3 in hopes to get close to Klaue. In this issue, we are seeing the unfolding of the Killmonger that we are all familiar with.
    The issue is wonderfully written by Bryan Hill and beautifully drawn by Juan Ferreyra. The panels are easy to follow, which allow you to enjoy the art and follow the story as it unfolds. Combination of writing, pencil, and color, really made the action sequence in this issue come to life.

    Thus far my favorite series.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Mar 19, 2019

    I reviewed Killmonger #1 a few months back. I remember thinking it was a great start and then I fell off for whatever reason. What The hell was I thinking? This issue is amazing. 

    The issue picks up after a time jump. Erik is firmly entrenched in the crew. The bulk of the issue covers our crew as they plan and execute a brutal hit for the Kingpin.
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    The plan goes without a hitch but King (The Leader) wants Erik to have a plan beyond simply being angry. He tells Erik that anger can be great but it's hit and miss and can only take you so far.

    The interactions between Erik and King are the best parts of the comic and come off as a kid talking to someone that has experience and simply knows better. < more

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 1, 2019

    Erik's inaugural gig with the Chessmen is a gloriously gory bullet-ballet, but cozying up to the Kingpin proves to be a risky strategy. The art is still well-designed, detailed, and atmospheric. The script once again builds a tremendously effective machine out of familiar plot points. It's all cemented together with a singular talent for hard-hitting, laconic dialogue; this might be the best "tough guy" comic Marvel has done in ages.

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 21, 2018

    Better than the last issue, but still not great. The characters are still pretty one-note, including Killmonger. The cliffhanger shows promise though.

  • 9.0
    mrbrans Dec 19, 2018

  • 9.0
    DrTracy Dec 24, 2018

  • 9.0
    monslager Jan 16, 2019

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Aug 6, 2019

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