Luke Cage #2

Writer: David Walker Artist: Nelson Blake Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  There's a war brewing in New Orleans...and Luke is right in the middle of it!
•  Luke recovers from a brutal attack with the help of a VERY unsuspected ally!
•  Luke Cage will put body and soul on the line to learn the truth about Dr. Burstein. He might live to regret that. MIGHT.
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 22, 2017

    All of the elements come together for this book and this is one of the books that you should be looking forward to each month. An endearing story, great supporting characters and a determined Luke make a great book. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 4, 2017

    Overall this was an exciting second issue, which gave us a bit more of a mystery to ponder and introduced some interesting new characters to proceedings. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 26, 2017

    This was a slow little meandering dip on the roller coaster ride of emotions. Walker's characterization didn't do a sufficient job of convincing me that Tanner is crazy. He came off more slow in the head if anything. I was pretty much bored this issue. Even the cliffhanger was lack luster. I still have hope for next issue since it should start with a fight scene. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 24, 2017

    It truly pains me to be this hard on a Cage comic, especially on one that I cant say is unequivocally bad. However, with a slow pace and less focus on character, this issue is not the follow-up that #1 deserved. I still recommend Luke Cage #2, because this series is showing the potential to be truly great, but this particular issue will probably be considered the weak point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 24, 2017

    The new issue is fine, but none of the characters, settings or the premise has captured the same spirit and magic of Walker's previous Luke Cage-starring comic. That's a little disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rick Jonez Jun 26, 2017

    A good read. Interesting twist development on the forgotten character of Warhawk.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 5, 2018

    Luke discovers that Dr. Burstein left behind a brewing super-powered gang war when he died. And did he commit suicide or was he helped into the grave? Great characters (in both writing and art) and a great plot come together nicely here. There are a lot of missing details, (again in both words and art) though. David Walker's dialogue leans pretty heavily on clichés, and Nelson Blake's art shows off a little too much background that looks a little too generic. If you asked me how to sharpen up the art - and the series as a whole - I would say faster, tighter, messier.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jun 27, 2017

    Not an amazing second issue, but a good one nonetheless. I really like art in this book. Some of the facial expressions used are mezmerizing. It is cool to get a little insight to the background of Luke's doctor and his experiments. Overall, I will need to see how the first arc wraps up to make a final judgment on the series so far.

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Jul 28, 2017

  • 7.0
    TA13OO Apr 8, 2018

  • 5.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jun 29, 2017

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