Penny Dreadful #2

Writer: Andrew Hinderaker, amp, Various Artist: Louie De Martinis Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
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The horrifying truth of Mina's disappearance is revealed to Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, and Sembene, and they realize they face a foe that exists outside anything they've encountered. As they frantically regroup, they learn they are not the only ones with a score to settle with the monster in their midst!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 30, 2016

    Adaptations of television shows and movies as comics are a dime a dozen on shelves these days, but none of them capture the source material as lovingly as Penny Dreadful #2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Aleece Reynaga May 3, 2017

    Its revealed that the goal is to use Belial as a vessel for the devil himself. Then the story seems to change its mind and reveals that Vanessa Ives corpse will be brought back to life and used as the vessel to the devil. Now this is far more interesting, and because it will make the plot interesting, we can predict this will in fact take place. Despite being predictable, it still makes for a very intriguing storyline because we have no idea how this story will play out. How will Ethan handle seeing his love being brought back to life as the devil itself? Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Kevin Given Jun 29, 2016

    Our protagonists finally find Mina Harker in this issue. Johnathan relates to the group what happened to his wife as we see his world, which started with such promise slowly dismantle into the hell that is Harker's life. He lovingly remembers marrying Mina and then we see his joy give way to despair as he loses the woman that he loves. Can Mina be returned to the loving wife she once was? Our protagonists look on in despair as they wonder if they're search had been worth it. A great series. I just learned that the Television show has been cancelled. That is really sad. Can the comic book survive and keep fans happy? We'll wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Alissa Pinkham Jul 22, 2016

    The dialogue has certainly picked up from issue #1 and the illustration is even more striking this time around. The panels are covered in a scratch like texture that really helps to bring the severity of the situation to life. I've left out some key points for the story because while this is a review, I want you to go out and buy a copy and become immersed in this fantastic blood-stained story. Contained at the end of the issue is a great excerpt from The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful about series creator John Logan's struggles to bring vampires to life for the TV series. The art continues to be amazing and the story has certainly picked up. Issue #2 has proven that the rest of series will continue to be one crazy ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 24, 2016

    Penny Dreadful started out as a TV show, airing for the first time in 2014. It has since gained a huge following with its unique storytelling and references from popular characters like Abraham Van Helsing, Count Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, etc. Now that it is a comic book series, the franchise will only grow bigger. This series is definitely suitable for any horror fan looking for a book that will cause a little uneasiness. It’s a really well-written series that isn’t too text-heavy, and with a plot that is equally reliant on its script and artwork. There is some true talent in this series, and we’ve only just begun to see it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Jul 3, 2016

    Penny Dreadful#2 feels like you just dropped into the world of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. The writing is on point with where they want you to be, as well as the illustrations. The dialogue between the characters is full of mistrust, personal motives that are kept from other characters in this issue. Everyone seems to have the same goal in the team this issue, but you soon realize motives and end results aren't all shared. This shows in my view a realistic behavior between two sets of people that don't trust each other. The world feels mysterious and terrifying, and the horror is real. If you're a fan of horror, or just curious, then Penny Dreadful is a good comic series to get into. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 1, 2016

    Given the recent announcement Penny Dreadful is ending at the climax of its recently premiered third season, this new comic run is one to be savoured as nicely sitting alongside the TV series and accentuating the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jun 29, 2016

    The imagery in this book is powerful and the tension palpable as you flick from one gore soaked page to the next. Demons might await around every corner but that won't stop me from picking up the next installment… Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Project Fandom - Sarah D Powers Jun 29, 2016

    Overall, I am enjoying the backstory this series provides and the extra covers are fantastic and haunting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jun 28, 2016

    The first issue of Penny Dreadful was excellent. This second issue, isnt up to that heady standard, but it isnt awful by any means. Issue 3 looks promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Jun 29, 2016

    If the series was something you were following, this will be a great addition but I think they can do a lot more with the stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 29, 2016

    Thestylings of the show can easily be traced back to Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; each look to bring literary characters together, although Penny Dreadful does covet the horror element.The similarities notwithstanding, Penny Dreadful has been an engaging show, with a strong cast delivering some excellent performances. Tie-ins are all well and good, but as a prequel I am not sure it's required. After all, was there really a need for The Phantom Menace? It could be that this runmay lead to the further adventures of Sir Malcolm and the remains of his group, now that the show has been cancelled. Read Full Review

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