Yasmeen #2

Writer: Saif A. Ahmed Artist: Fabiana Mascolo Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: August 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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During the ISIS invasion of Mosul, Yasmeen and her uncle are stopped by one of Iraq's infamous fake checkpoints, where Yasmeen's uncle was murdered. Now Yasmeen finds herself at the mercy of a family of fanatics, while two years later in America, Yasmeen's family pushes her back to school in hopes that she would forget the past and move on. Powerfully written by Iraqi immigrant, Yasmeen is a dramatic coming of age drama in a time of war.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Aug 19, 2020

    The second issue of Yasmeen braves unsettling and rough terrains, full of terrible things. But as is the case with the first issue, hope still manages to carve out some space for itself. There's a lot of darkness still, but the promise of light at the end of the tunnel is there. I don't expect that light to be all-powerful or all-healing, but I'm intrigued as to what it offers to Yasmeen. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Aug 24, 2020

    While some of the artistic choices can make the story a little confusing to follow, it's an absolutely gut-wrenching book that sheds a harsh look at something truly evil and awful. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 18, 2020

    A brutal chapter that handles its unsettling subject matter with a delicate intelligence, while still ensuring the finer points of the issue come across neatly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 19, 2020

    It's a hard read a times because of the subject matter, but it's handled with care. It's an extremely good issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Kalaoui Oct 20, 2020

    This a heartbreaking issue and it's hard to get through but Ahmed handles it right. He approaches it in a manner that makes it land right and mean something. The juxtaposed scenes from present America and past Mosul are poignant and make you think a lot. I had to stop a couple of times while reading this. The only problem with this comic are some panels that are hard to decipher. Fabiana Mascolo is an outstanding artist. The facial expressions alone evoke so much and guide you in this hard subject. The fact that you can feel the hurt without seeing behind closed doors is telling of how well Mascolo approaches it. No need for explicit content here and that's a wise choice.

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