The Union #2

Writer: Paul Grist Artist: Andrea Di Vito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very core!

Rated T+

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 13, 2021

    The Union #2 (#Marvel @mistergrist @Andrea_Di_Vito @LebeauUnderwood @nwoodard @TravisJLanham) continues to surprise with sharp art and subtle social commentary wrapped in dynamic storytelling! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 15, 2021

    Britannia is dead just as we were getting to know her. The King in Black's forces are on the attack and have taken their first scalp by possessing team member Choir. The team are in hot pursuit, but it's the internal conflict that's the real threat in ‘The Union' #2 from Paul Grist, Andrea De Vito and Le Beau Underwood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Jan 13, 2021

    A really well-colored paint by numbers tie-in to 'King in Black' that rather unsubtly examines Brexit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jan 13, 2021

    The Union #2 takes the time to delve into its characters and how they work as a team, though it sacrifices its story's tie-in elements. Given how the issue ends, Union Jack's days of being a superhero team leader aren't over yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jan 13, 2021

    Final ThoughtsThe Union #2 improves significantly over issue #1 by giving the readers a clean, easy-to-follow story that's almost entirely one big fight scene. The art looks great, the battles were energetic, and the pacing was very good. Some of the science behind the final fight was a little too convenient, but overall, the issue told the story it needed to tell and laid the groundwork for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 16, 2021

    This is a fun little comic with a potentially interesting cast…but I can't figure out why this comic exists or what it's trying to do in a bigger picture sense. I actually want to read a comic about this makeshift team, but that's not exactly what The Union is about. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 18, 2021

    A beautiful book with a puzzling storyline and the general feeling that this whole crew is doomed, which is a bummer, as I kinda like Grist's writing and this crew. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 13, 2021

    The result is another very messy issue that evidences moments of quality"individual jokes land and the aesthetic of Snakes remains intriguing"but it's difficult to find a clear reason to return for issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine May 10, 2021

    I gave this an extra .5 for hating Brexit lol.

  • 6.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Jan 14, 2021

    This is fine, I wish it were better. It would be way better if the writer was okay with a conservative lie like Brexit, that upheaved the economy, took Britain down several pegs on the world stage and cut them off from the rest of the much-better European nations. I wonder why anyone would dislike the direction of their country after such a big-brained maneuver.

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  • 2.0
    Briton Jan 15, 2021

    So having lost all the arguments and all the elections over the last five years, what does the hardcore 'remainer' do? He persists with his inability to accept democracy and clumsily writes a comic. Pathetic.

    The artwork isn't bad though.

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  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jan 13, 2021

    You can tell that the writer is just a sad remainer who can't get over Brexit and has come to hate his own country with passion, the title for the book is uninspired to say the least.

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  • 8.0
    maelstron Jan 13, 2021

    A bit rough to read, but the hook is interesting

  • 7.0
    BlueAndEvil Jan 13, 2021

    On the one hand, this book is doing the whole parody of modern Britain schtick quite well.

    On the other hand, this book spent a fair few of it's pages failing to convince me that the woman who obviously has some kind of resurrection-based superpower is actually dead.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 23, 2021

    Union Jack rallies the heroes (and their supporting cast) to fight off the initial Knull infection. It's drawn pretty well and the prose is decent, but it's still struggling greatly with the core mission of making me care about these folks. There's a little satire/criticism of modern British society that's so mild it doesn't move the quality needle either way for me. And I have misgivings about how easily Knull's minions are dealt with here. This doesn't fit the event very well -- reasonable, I guess, since it was originally intended to latch onto an entirely different event (Empyre).

  • 9.0
    ChrisClaremontForever Jan 14, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 13, 2021

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 Jan 16, 2021

  • 8.0
    The Comics Golden King Jan 17, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Jan 15, 2021

  • 7.5
    DrTracy May 12, 2021

  • 7.0
    Bananaknight Jan 18, 2021

  • 5.0
    fenixalasnegras Jan 14, 2021

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