Rapture #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Cafu, Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
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8.2User Rating

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Might meets magic! As Babel's dark forces in the Deadside rise, the afterlife's last chance at survival rests in the living's greatest champions. But to save heaven itself, MI-6 agent Colin King - a.k.a. Ninjak - must confront his greatest fears...and place his trusted steel against the fantastic and unknown powers of sorcery. With Punk Mambo, Tama the Geomancer, and the fallen hero Shadowman at his side, Ninjak will lead the supernatural's greatest champions into a suicide mission against beasts and barbarians...and the very gods themselves! Valiant's epic standalone event enters is next spellbinding chapter as New York Times best-selling wr more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jun 27, 2017

    It was a good issue, and as with all Matt Kindt penned comics featuring Ninjak it had great moments that are one of the reasons I've become such a huge fan of both the writer and the character. My biggest hope for the series is that Kindt can save poor Jack Boniface, Magpie, Shadowman. The way the character has been portrayed so far has been Valiants second biggest failure(sorry Dead Drop can't be topped ick!). Other then two issues of his solo series, both of which were focused on Master Darque not Shadowman, everything else has been abysmal. But there is hope with this series that Matt Kindt will work his magic and save the character from the depths of sadness that he has been in since his first appearance. Lets see! Great issue, a must buy! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jun 25, 2017

    Rapture # 2 was an engaging, brilliant ride as it is climb towards a huge battle with very serious consequences. The lack of action actually worked for the book and not against it as Kindt built motivations and deepened character development while the artists and colorist make sure to create panels of sublime tone, mood and gravity that will smother readers in bliss. I'm so looking forward to more as the event that will change Ninjak, Shadowman and more moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Jun 26, 2017

    Rapture #2 is very well conceived and executed. It signifies a noticeable center-stage return for Shadowman, and also a significant expansion of the Deadside and spiritual worldof the Valiant Universe. Visually stunning and thought provoking. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 21, 2017

    I genuinely enjoyed this issue; the story and the art were both on point, and combine for a comic that's greater than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 21, 2017

    This second issue was a big step forward. By the end of Rapture #2 we know a lot more than we could have hoped for between how the problem of Babel arisen and why this is Rex's fight. The reason for Shadowman again was clever and hopefully Rapture might be his turning point if this goes how you think it might. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Jun 21, 2017

    There is a lot about this series that remains unknown. Will this be a redemption story for Magpie? Will Babel gain even more power after piercing the heavens? Will more of Rex the Razor be revealed? With the story halfway done, there is still a large amount of ground to cover, but I think both the journey and destination will be more than satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 24, 2017

    The overall story in Rapture doesn't change much in this issue, but it's nonetheless exciting. We get a closer look at Babel and his forces, showing just what Ninjak and his team are up against. Despite their best efforts, they may not be prepared. As with other Valiant events, Rapture is a big, bold comic that is also self-contained and easy to jump into. You don't need to have a wide knowledge of everyone's history to pick this up and go. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jun 21, 2017

    Overall, there really is a lot going on here and while not all of it is good, not all of it is bad either. Regular Valiant readers will probably find this issue easier to follow than occasional readers who may end up lost. It seems from reading this issue that perhaps it would be best to wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 30, 2017

    Looking at the dialog of Babel specificly I understand what Kindt is going for, but it is a choice that makes it more difficult to read your comic. When you have such an important character speaking important dialog it is an odd choice to put up comprehension barriers. It ends up undermining a lot of the good this book is doing. Read Full Review

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