Armor Hunters #2

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating


Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant's most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant's big summer blockbuster continues!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Jul 10, 2014

    More secrets are revealed as we gain a better understanding of the armor and that it may be some kind of techno-organic virus. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 9, 2014

    Armor Hunters #2 is an incredible issue that makes this series even more engrossing as there's plenty of character development and action as the story progresses perfectly with zero filler. I wondered how the first issue could be topped but Robert Venditti definitely pulls it off, and Doug Braithwaite's artwork captures every moment and emotion in the necessary fashion to keep you mesmerized throughout. Valiant stated that this crossover event would be a must-read, and I agree with that statement completely. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 9, 2014

    This continues to be the best summer event series of the year. The story is grounded very well in a reality similar to our own, the threat is real to all of humanity and the characters are interesting. Do not miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jul 7, 2014

    The scope, presentation, and intrigue of Armor Hunters just doesn't disappoint. The creative team's quality work has readers begging for more, and with this epic event's amount of potential, things seem to be only getting started. I say keep up with all things Armour Hunters, Nation. This entry in the story continues to satisfy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 9, 2014

    Armor Hunters doesn't have a lot in the way of action here, with some of it off-screen in fact as we see the beasts causing trouble, but it does keep things moving a good deal as we understand the scale of destruction let loose on the land. More of the focus is on the reaction to Mexico City's devastation and the way it causes the various sides on Earth to plan their next move. That means drawing in a few more of those that are out there that might help. We also get some solid information from a few quarters, a touch of mild romance and overall a pretty well paced, busy and engaging issue that's not reliant on fists bash enemy kind of material. And that's a big plus when all wrapped up in some well structured and solid artwork to help convey it in the way that it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 9, 2014

    Armor Hunters #2 gives us a vulnerable Earth set against impossible odds, and put into a situation in which they will need the best of the best to rise to the occasion once more. The pieces have been put into place and the armor hunters have made their big play in response, what comes next is something we shouldn't want to miss as the war escalates. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 10, 2014

    With the premise set and new entrants like Bloodshot set to make some noise, Armor Hunters is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 9, 2014

    Armor Hunters is why people like event books. They're supposed to be this entertaining, well-plotted, illustrated wonderfully and have a story that has meaning and legs to stand on after the series has concluded. Usually when you have a smaller company with a shared universe they have a harder time of making the effects of an event felt across the entire line, but Valiant makes it look easy. They put the big two to shame and I can't wait to finish this series and see who survives this mess and where the world will go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 11, 2014

    That one panel comes and goes quickly as "Armor Hunters" #2 ratchets up the action more than a bit, apparently ready to spread into other titles very soon. Venditti and his co-creators are pacing this story along nicely, giving the Valiant universe a chance to react to the attack organically. X-O Manowar's reaction is the most visceral as he, literally, has the most flesh in this fight. All the same, Venditti manages to keep this from being an ancillary X-O book and truly makes it a central hub for a worldwide crisis, giving readers a plethora of characters to latch onto. If you haven't sampled the Valiant universe yet, you could do worse than jumping in right here, which is amazingly feasible, despite being the second chapter of the "Armor Hunters" story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 10, 2014

    In what seems to be their specialty, Valiant once again boils superhero comics down to their core elements and succeeds in telling a dynamic and engaging story. Armor Hunters #2 is an event issue that actually feels eventful from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 9, 2014

    Armor Hunters has been a rollicking action blast of an event comic that hasn't lost sight on its identity or its story. Venditti and Braithwaite have delivered another chapter that pushes the story well, but still finds time to thrill us with its action movie DNA. Now, for the hard part. Sticking the landing. I think they'll nail it, and I'm excited to find out if I'm right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 9, 2014

    ARMOR HUNTERS is a blast to read. It's an event that lives up to the hype. While there are some problems with having to know what's going on in X-O MANOWAR to get a full picture, and the fact I'm just not a fan of who showed up into this issue, everything else about this series is a ton of fun and moves along naturally. Venditti is really making this event feel smooth and not all hurky-jerky. This is a series readers should check out. Valiant is doing events the right way. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 10, 2014

    Even Livewire, who probably has the largest role of the characters who are brought in from around the Valiant universe in this issue, will feel like a throwaway character if you don't know who she is, or her “significance” to the plot. Even though some of these scenes are strong scenes on their own, they don't do anything for the larger plot of Armor Hunters. It seems that, at this point, the simplicity of the plot is coming back to bite Venditti. Really, all there is to the plot is that the Armor Hunters show up in orbit around Earth and want to kill Aric. It's simple. In many cases, that would be fine, it it were handled correctly. However, Armor Hunters is really just beginning to feel like it's treading water and not really going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jul 16, 2014

    Armor Hunters #2 is clearly continuing to set pieces up for the event and tie-ins. Its not a boring read at all, with tension present throughout and solid artwork as well. The action is too short but it looks like things will pick up next issue. If Venditti makes it as devastating as the first issues conclusion, this will have a major effect on the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

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