Ivar, Timewalker #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

From the award-winning team that brought you ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry continue a centuries spanning race against the clock!

At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel - and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn't know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the time stream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Feb 17, 2015

    Ivar TimeWalker does head and shoulders a stand out amongst all the other comics on the shelf. None of the others offer us the best qualities of sliders and Doctor Who. We get both in this series. For this valiant deserves a pat on the back. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Feb 19, 2015

    If you only read one Valiant book this year make it Ivar, Timewalker. This is a really easy series to pick up and start reading. You can enjoy it as a newcomer or experienced reader of Valiant. The setup has been crafted for a fun reveal meeting of the Neela's in a future issue. I can't wait to get there. Ivar, Timewalker is a book you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Feb 25, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #2 does everything right. The characters, the adventure, and the worldbuilding all come together to make a comic that may well be one the smartest and most enjoyable titles on the shelf. If you haven't checked it out yet, I urge you to give it a try and jump in at the ground level. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Feb 21, 2015

    Overall, Valiant is putting out some of the most fun comics out there, and Ivar, Timewalker is an exemplar of Valiant's high-quality storytelling. I'm looking forward to following Ivar and Neela on many more adventures. Grab a copy and fall through the portal to this weird and wild world too. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Feb 22, 2015

    Clayton Henry is the artist here with Brian Reber on art, Robert Gill doing the World War One sequences and Dave Sharpe on the letters. The cover art is by Raul Allen. I love the art here. At times it can be a bit simplistic but most of the time there are a hell of a lot of details packed into every page, and some of the expression-work for the characters is just amazing, such as when a (relatively) giant dragonfly comes after Neela while they are in the Carboniferous period, or even later when she is confronted with the very real possibility of being able to kill Hitler. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Tyler Sewell Feb 17, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker showed a lot of potential from its first issue and this one gives us a glimpse at the story formatting going forward. The series is an amalgam of Dr. Who, The Terminator, and the Magic Tree House series, making it a unique and consistently entertaining series with each issue. High praise for this issue which should have you hooked if you were ever on the fence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 18, 2015

    Ivar, Time Walker #2 continues the stellar work the creative team produced on the first issue, with the energy being electric throughout. The comical use of time travel also continues to appeal, with the rich character depth only adding yet another reason for giving this series a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele Feb 18, 2015

    It's thought-provoking to me that time travel always wants to change things that have happened in the past. Van Lente eloquently asks "Who doesn't fanaticize about becoming the editor of their own life..?" Ivar, Timewalker #2 shows both sides of that argument so effectively that I still don't know what side I come down on. I just know I want to see what this time traveller takes us next and if he's really that clever Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Feb 19, 2015

    Certainly, there are a lot of things happening in Ivar, Timewalker, but the comic never feels overly busy or helter-skelter.It all fits in with the chaos of time-travel and the charisma they've imbued in Ivar thatmakes the reader very much want to go along on adventures with him (even if Neela is sensible enough to be skeptical). It's still early days, but if Van Lente and gang can keep up the momentum, I might just end up liking Ivar, Timewalker more than I like that other story about a time-traveling loner and his long-suffering human companion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Nate Tieman Feb 21, 2015

    If youre not reading Ivar, Timewalker, youre missing out on one of the best-looking, thoughtful, and fun comics currently being published. While there are a couple of small missteps this issue, there are more than enough great moments and amazing images to keep the book firmly in the pull list pile. With only two issues to go, buy this book before youre out of time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Feb 17, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #2 has a lot going for it to only be two issues into its run. It is already juggling several heady science fiction ideas while presenting two compelling leads as well as being more than a bit cheeky. Beyond the amazing elevator pitch that is this book, I see Ivar, Timewalker becoming a major feather in Valiant Comics' cap, standing tall aside titles like Archer and Armstrong and The Valiant. It isn't very often that we get science fiction in comics that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself and present its leads as fleshed out human beings instead of exposition machines. Ivar, Timewalker #2 does all of these things while never losing the momentum that it gained with its debut issue, choosing instead to build on it while still developing its own unique voice. Time travelers and their tales are a dime a dozen, but Ivar, Timewalker is one of a kind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Feb 17, 2015

    The Valiant Next initiative is rife with exciting, genre-expanding titles from a Universe that was already all over the awesome map and Ivar, Timewalker is looking to make its way to the front of the pack. While still trying to get its footing just right and add just a tinge more character development, Van Lente and co. are ensuring that this book will be a gorgeous looking, smirk-inducing adventure every month. If youre unfamiliar with Valiant, dont let that stop you from giving Ivar, Timewalker a try, its familiar and fresh at the same time and, importantly, spits in the face of anonymous internet-dwelling haters everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Feb 19, 2015

    Ivar, Timewalker #2 is another great issue in this new series which continues to show a heck of a lot of promise. With two very likeable leads, an intriguing overarching story and some nice art thrown in as well, there's no reason why you shouldn't be reading this book. Give it a go, and I guarantee you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Valiant Central - Martin Ferretti Feb 18, 2015

    Overall, Ivar, Timewalker #2 is a great book with terrific dialogue and beautiful art. Van Lente has definitely done his research basing many of the concepts in this book on real science and it shows. Definitely pick this up! Read Full Review

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