Reptil #2

Writer: Terry Blas Artist: Enid Balam Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

AN EXPEDITION TOWARD THE TRUTH, OR AN EXTINCTION EVENT?
Reptil's clash with the mysterious Megalith has left Reptil's head ringing and mind reeling as he struggles under the weight of a startling revelation about his family! Now, as the threat of Megalith looms in the background, Reptil must race to uncover the secrets of his amulet - but without full control of his powers, will Reptil be able to protect his cousins as the trio make the dangerous trek into Dinosaur World?
Can he even protect himself?
32 PGS./Rated T

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 23, 2021

    Reptil #2 acts as a love letter to its titular hero's Latinx heritage while starting to unravel the mystery behind his powers and his parents' disappearance. This series is continuing to be a great entry in the line of Marvel titles, and I highly recommend it to readers new and old. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jun 23, 2021

    This is one of my most pleasant 2021 surprises, and anyone looking for something charming and full of action and heart owes it to themselves to give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 23, 2021

    Balam uses a youthful art style that is complimented by earth tone color work. Character expression and form are highlighted significantly. This is a good looking issue that matches the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jun 23, 2021

    Reptil #2 treats Humberto Lopez and his cousins to a theropod-sized chunk of plot development, taking them to Dinosaur World and embroiling them in plenty of well-drawn action. The script takes a clear-cut approach to both plot development and cultural expression, letting the characters broadcast the author's ideas directly. Though the method is a little rough, the ideas are definitely worth checking out. And the expository style will probably be A-OK with the younger audience this book is aiming for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 28, 2021

    There's an awful lot of storyline heavy-lifting, but the art is solid and the cliffhanger does its job. This feels more all-ages than most Marvel productions, as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jun 23, 2021

    This issue has some really solid buildup and payoffs. The intro to how cultures integrate themselves through some means have some meaning here. It's what Reptil's family want with him being a hero to help get some representation. I mean that's one of the reasons his cousin decided to study magic. But... It also goes into how Reptil's insecurities considering his superpowers can limit his confidence in being a representative. After seeing him do pretty well in King In Black without much, this still feels a little jarring. But a teenager being an aspirational figure when he still has issues to work out? That's a universal feeling of insecurities.

    I do like how Balam makes it clear who the villain is and what his motivations are wi more

  • 7.0
    eowyn Jun 24, 2021

    This comic is very crazy, you fight with dinosaurs, some humorous moments. but it's not for me.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 7, 2021

    Eva's incredibly convenient magic allows the kids to jump to Dinosaur World and get a vital infodump from the Hag of the Pits, the creator of Beto's amulet. And the kids are handed their antagonist's identity (more convenience). I like the characters and the art, but golly, the plot is arbitrary and contrived. And while I agree 100% with the author's ideas on why representation is important, there has GOT to be a more elegant way to work them into a story. But set that aside and the creators have put together a decent all-ages dino-adventure here.

  • 5.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jun 29, 2021

    This issue really tried to say something but I was so bored, I'm sorry.

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