Strange Academy #2

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 14
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Go to class with the students at STRANGE ACADEMY! Your class schedule:
•  8:15-9:15 HISTORY OF MAGICAL OBJECTS with THE ANCIENT ONE
•  9:25-10:25 ELEMENTS OF CHAOS MAGIC with SCARLET WITCH
•  10:35-11:35 GYM with COACH TAYLOR
•  11:40-12:10 LUNCH (cooked by MINDFULL ONE)
•  12:20-1:20 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNDEAD with BROTHER VOODOO
•  1:30-2:30 INFERNO 101 with MAGIK
•  2:40-3:20 (Pending survival) STUDY HALL
•  3:30-4:30 MAGICAL PLANTS AND THE CARE THEREOF with PROFESSOR MAN-THING
Rated T

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 8, 2020

    This book is grin-inducing fun from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jul 10, 2020

    After all, half of the appeal of this series is seeing these famous Marvel magic users together. I'm just saying, you don't put Magik and Wanda "The Pretender" Maximoff together in the same building and not have any kind of interaction with them. Either way, after two issues, I think I can say that there is no way you are not going to have fun with Strange Academy. The premise is too good and caters well to everything fans love about magical schools of wizardry. Not to mention, Humberto Ramos' talents are being put to great use, making every panel filled with as much wonder and imagination as the next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ryan Sonneville Jul 8, 2020

    With its lighthearted tone, remarkable art and deep reverence for Marvel canon while also introducing a dozen new characters, this has quickly become one of my favorite comics currently published. We are only two issues in, but I am eagerly anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 8, 2020

    When all is said and done Strange Academy #2 does a great job laying the groundwork for its subsequent issues. I look forward to seeing what sort of magical mischief Young and company have planned for Marvels newest mages to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 8, 2020

    But if I'm up to date, Marvel's not doing any other "teens in hero school" series now. Except for Strange Academy. And they don't need more as long as SA's creative team keeps up this remarkable performance. Dense content, delicious characterization, delightful art, dangerous magic -- Strange Academy delivers just about everything you could want in a Marvel school comic. And a magic school story in general. It's still early days, but two powerful issues back-to-back make this title look like a can't-miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 8, 2020

    Humberto Ramos' art is perfect for this title and these characters. There needs to be a sense of the fantastic and Ramos' art delivers that along with beautifully detailed backgrounds and action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 8, 2020

    Overall, this was a solid transition from the first issue of Strange Academy #1. This creative team did not waste the opportunity to set the tone for everything we should look forward to from the academy's curriculum. No disrespect to Harry Potter fans, but this is what it looks like when you are actually being taught magic, and the rules of magic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 8, 2020

    Strange Academy #2 is a crazy paced issue where entire scenes and situations are left for a single page or a single panel gag. It's a whirlwind tour of the school and what the kids will be dealing with. It also drops hints as to where things will be going. And it needed to be this way. An issue focusing more on any of the elements would have felt like it dragged on and given other aspects the short end of things. Instead, everyone gets their moments with a lot of humor thrown in. For as crazy as it is, it's a great read and a welcome return of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 13, 2020

    Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos delivered a fun and unique reading experience with Strange Academy #2. This series feels different from all other comic books that Marvel is currently publishing. This issue gives us greater insight into what Strange Academy will be about as all of the students and staff are given a chance to shine. With such a strong foundation Strange Academy is a comic book series both Marvel and magic-based storytelling fans can get into right away. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jul 7, 2020

    If you're searching for monumental action and intriguing plot twists, you won't find them in this issue or possibly this series (as of yet). However, if you're looking for a book for young readers or something to share with your children, this could be tons of fun to read TOGETHER. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jul 11, 2020

    Strange Academy #2 (Young, Ramos, & Delgado) loses some momentum gained from the first issue but holds on to the potential for greatness. This second issue leaves hope that without further interference outside of the creators' control, the title can pick up steam and continue to move forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 16, 2020

    While we don't get introduced to anyone new, we still know the stakes as the students know that the magic classes are dangerous as using magic is fraught with difficulty in the real world and the teachers try to make it as realistic as possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 8, 2020

    Strange Academy #2 seems to be still setting up this new place in the Marvel universe, which is okay. Being something brand new, we do need to get familiar with it. I just hope going forward we get some more plot points and the characters get a little more building up as the series continues to grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Jul 8, 2020

    The students of Strange Academy experience their first day of classes. While this quirky group of misfits learns to get along in order to survive, they begin to suspect that the faculty may be keeping a dangerous secret from them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 11, 2020

    Clearly a lot of thought and an adventurous spirit went into this comic and it shows. Every page is bursting with creative energy. I'm just a little worried about some nitpicky things. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Jul 13, 2020

    "Strange Academy" #2 attempts to do too much, without enticing you to return with a good hook. Read Full Review

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